Schedule of Events

Past Events: Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Summer 2021, Fall 2021

Current Schedule: 2022-2023 - COF-CS Meetings, FRIDAYS 12-1 p.m. MSB 228 

August 23, Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  


Image COF Logo

COF Meet and Greet

Integrated Science Building

An opportunity for the KSU COF Community to kick off the school year and connect with peers, faculty and staff.

August 30, Tuesday, 5 to 6 p.m.   



COF-CSTE 2022-2023 Welcome Meeting

Please check your email for Teams link

September 9, Friday, noon to 1 p.m.  

COF-CS 2022-2023 Welcome Meeting

Welcome COF-CS Scholars!  We are very excited to start another year. At the meeting, we will discuss COF-CS expectations, eligibility and renewal criteria, schedule of events for the year, meeting attendance requirements and faculty advisor assignment.  Meet and greet all the COF-CS Scholars in the program, we have Freshman, Sophomore and Juniors!

Speaker: Prof. Gus Samba

Meeting Recording

Presentation Slides


** Get to know all our CS Faculty and their Research Labs! **  

All COF-CS Scholars have the exceptional opportunity for an exciting CS research exposition under the supervision of one of our many vibrant research faculties.  Your faculty advisor will be your mentor as you spend time in their lab working alongside other researchers in the field.

Nov 5 Meeting Recording

  • Dr. Qiang Guan - Guan's Lab
  • Dr. Younghun Chae - Cybersecurity and Intelligence Analytics
  • Dr. Jungyoon Kim - Smart Communities and IoT

Nov 12 Meeting Recording

  • Dr. Xiang Lian
  • Dr. Jong Hoon Kim
  • Dr. Gokarna Sharma
  • Dr. Kwangtaek Kim

Complete list of CS Research Labs


Watch 2020 Presentation

September 23, Friday, noon to 1 p.m.  


Building a More Secure Cyber World with Help of Hardware

Current Status and Opportunities

Speaker: Dr. Lei Xu, Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Presentation Recording
September 26, Monday, 3:45pm, MSB 228  

An Introduction to Smart Transportation: Benefits and Examples | Digi  International

Smart City Transportation: Impact of Machine Learning Methods on Real-time Vehicle Data Study

Speaker: Dhananjay Singh, Director of ReSENSE Lab

Optional Attendance
October 5, Wednesday, 6-8 p.m. Student Center Room 306  


COF event Oct 5

COF Work Based Opportunity: Resume Building Workshop


Optional Attendance
October 7, Friday, noon to 1 p.m.  

Ohio Supercomputer Center · GitHub

Ohio Supercomputer Center Project

All COF-CS Scholars will create an account and work on a special project using the Ohio Supercomputer Center. 

Speaker: Mr. Philip Thomas, KSU Research Architect


Mandatory Attendance

Presentation Recording

October 10, MONDAY, 5-6pm (Room is SMITH 110)  


Image Speaker Oct 10


Nicolas Tietz-Sokolowsky, KSU COF Alumni

Software Engineer, Remesh Inc. 

"You get paid to do what?"  Nicholas will talk about some of the surprising aspects of a career in software engineering and some of the decision points along the way.

Mandatory Attendance

Presentation Recording

FALL Break - October 11-14, 2022  

Fall Break

November 17, Thursday, 6-8 p.m. Student Center Room 306  


COF event Nov 17

COF Work-based Opportunity:

Flashternships, Internships and Co-Ops Workshop

Optional Attendance
November 18, Friday, 12-1 p.m.  

Programming FPGAs in high level languages: challenges and opportunities


Dr. MD I. Islam Tamim, KSU CS Alumni

Software Engineer, Juniper Networks

Presentation Recording
November 21-25  

Thanksgiving Break - NO meetings

Image Thanksgiving

December 2, Friday, 12-1 p.m.  

What is Big Data Analytics Types, Application and why its Important?

Big Data Analytics


Dr. Salem Othman, KSU CS Alumni

Assistance Professor, Wentworth Institute of Technology

Presentation Recording
December 12, 2022 - January 16, 2023  

Holiday Break - NO meetings

Image Christmas

No Meetings/Workshops

2023 - January 18, Wednesday, 6pm  

Welcome Back Movie Night

COF event Jan 18 2023
2023 - January 20, Friday, 12noon to 1pm  
star network

Speaker: Mr. Johnson Fisher

KSU Information Technology Director (Retired)

KSU Data Center - Soft Skills for a Project

Presentation Recording
2023 - January 27, Friday, 12noon to 1pm  
Pix Internship

Importance of Internship Experience: Advice and Challenges

Speaker: Jay Thaker, KSU PhD student

Presentation Recording

Presentation Slides

Image Linkedin

LinkedIn Review (Dr. Gus Samba)

Update your Linked In Profile and join the COF-CS Group.

Attendance is mandatory for one of the sessions.  

Join COF-CS LinkedIN Group
SPRING BREAK - March 27 to April 2, 2023  
April 15, 2023, Saturday  
Image COF Logo

2023 COF Research Poster Conference

Youngstown State University

Abstract Submission Deadline - February 24, 2023

Registration Deadline - March 24, 2023