Schedule of Events

August 24, Monday, 4-5p  

 

COF-CSTE Virtual Meet and Greet

The purpose of this meeting is to get to know each of you better, and you to meet your fellow COF-CSTE Scholars.  We will also discuss COF-CSTE program expectations, eligibility and renewal criteria, and attendance for COF-CS events.

 

Moderator: Jeanne Tan

Speakers:

Dr. Elena Novak

Dr. Javed Khan

 Pictures & Attendance
September 4, Friday, 12-1p  

 

 

COF-CS Orientation

Welcome COF-CS Scholars!  We are very excited to be part of a great academic beginning for you. 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. 

 

Speaker: Prof. Gus Samba

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Presentation Slides

 

September 11, Friday, 12:30 -1:30p  

Learn. Grow. Create

HacKSU teaches anyone regardless of skill level or major, how to code.

Speaker: HacKSU Team

Pictures & Attendance  

 

 

September 18, Friday, 12:30 -1:30p  

  Roadmap to CS

All COF-CS Scholars are required to create an Academic Plan, a semester by semester plan of study.  Each concentration will have its own track.  At this session, you will be introduced to the Roadmaps to each concentration, and create your initial Academic Plan. Click here for the University Catalog.

 

Speaker: Prof. Gus Samba (KSU)

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Presentation Slides

Download CS Roadmap Form

September 18, Friday, 4-5p (For COF-CSTE Program only)  

HacKSU opportunities and involvement for COF-CSTE teachers.

Speaker: HacKSU Team

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September 23, Wednesday, 4:15 - 5:30pm  
Hosted by Math/CS COF  

Partitionable Asynchronous Blockhain

We consider operation of blockchain in case of partitioning. We define the Partitionable Blockchain Consensus Problem. The problem is interesting because the partitions may potentially proceed independently if the accounts are split. We prove that this problem is not solvable in the asynchronous system. The peers in the two partitions may not agree on the last jointly mined block or, alternatively, on the starting point of independent concurrent computation. We introduce a family of detectors that enable a solution. We establish the relationship between detectors. We present the algorithm that solves the Partitionable Blockchain Consensus Problem using our detectors. We simulate and evaluate the performance of detectors, discuss the implementation of the detectors and future work.

Speaker: Prof. Mikhail Nesterenko, Computer Science (KSU)

 
September 25, Friday, 12:30-1:30p  

Faculty Mentor Presentation

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.

Moderator: Prof. Angela Guercio

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Watch Presentations

September 30, Wednesday, 5-6p

 

Hosted by Math/CS COF

 

Panel Workshop Session

Speakers: COF Alumni

Sean Pavlak (OneSky Flight), Tess Sage (Northrop Grumman), Nicholas Tietz-Sokolsky (Remesh, Inc) and Kyle Swartz (Microsoft)

Mandatory Attendace for COF-CS Scholars

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October 7, Wednesday, 5-6p  

Hosted by Math/CS COF

Speaker: Mona Matar (NASA)

From an introvert who found joy and peace in solving math problems, to engineering and computer science, to stay-at-home mom, then back to mathematics. I would like to share with you how I ended up working at NASA supporting the Human Research Program (HRP) to enable space exploration beyond Low Earth Orbit by reducing the risks to human health and performance. As a research mathematician, I perform mathematical, statistical, and machine learning models to help assess space effects on astronauts’ health as NASA prepares to launch to the Moon and Mars.

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October 9, Friday, 12:30-1:30p  

Internship Experience

An exclusive part of the COF-CS program is the integrated CS Co-op Internship with KSU’s very own Department of Information Services (IS). Each of you will train in a state-of-the-art 21st century workplace.  Your IS mentor will co-ordinate with your CS faculty advisor to ensure the eloquent integration or your academic learning. This experience will be electronically documented in your LinkedIn profile to carry the digital evidence earned.   

Speaker:

Philip Thomas, Network Architect, Information Services (KSU)

James Raber, Executive Director, Information Technology (KSU)

Mandatory Attendace for COF-CS Scholars

Pictures & Attendance

Watch Presentation

October 14, Wednesday, Time TBD

 

Math/CS COF

Speaker: Anna Levina (Keybank)

Registration Link will be sent to your email
October 16, Friday, 5 - 6pm  

Panel Discussion: Lack of Women in Tech Industry

Speakers:

Chris Kiec, President (Adventures in Automation LLC)

Chris Conry, Lead Software Developer (RoviSys Company)

Sharee Dorsey, Senior Cybersecurity Specialist (Cleveland Clinic)

Mandatory Attendace for COF-CS Scholars

Pictures & Attendance

October 22, Thursday, 2:05 - 2:55pm  

Math/CS COF

PhD Track Panel

Speakers: COF alumni David Carlyn, Ph.D. student (OSU studying machine learning) and Ola Sobieska, Van Vleck,Assistant Professor at University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Registration Link will be sent to your email
October 23, Friday, Time to be announced  

The Novel Intelligent and Leading Emerging Sciences conference (NILES2020) will be held online from Egypt. It aims to provide a platform for researchers, engineers, academics and industrial professionals to present their recent research work and to explore future trends in various areas of engineering and technology. NILES 2020 will feature plenary speeches, industrial panel sessions, funding agency panel sessions, poster sessions, and invited/special sessions. Contributions are expected from academia, industry, and government agencies.

Organizer: Nile University, Egypt

http://niles2020.nu.edu.eg/

 
October 24-25  

The 9th HacKSU hackathon us a weekend long event to meet smart creative people, make connections, learn and build something awesome. 

Mandatory Participation for COF-CS Scholars. Register thru this link.

https://khe.io/

November 6, Friday, 12:30-1:30p  

Profile of a Scholar

Creating your LinkedIn Profile

Mandatory Attendace for COF-CS Scholars

November, To be announced

 

Math/CS COF

Register Here – coming soon

November 20, Friday, 12:30-1:30pm

 

Mental Health

Self-care and how to recognize mental distress.

Speaker: Kim Laurene, Assistant Professor, Center for Public Health, KSU

Mandatory Attendace for COF-CS Scholars

November 27 - Thanksgiving Break 

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December, To be announced

 

Math/CS COF

Register Here – coming soon

December 18, Friday, 12:30-1:30p

 

Workshop Panel Session

Speakers: TBD

Register Here – coming soon

December 21 to January 8 - Holiday Break

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