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 

Aug. 23, Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  


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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.

Aug. 30, Tuesday, 5 to 6 p.m.   



COF-CSTE 2022-2023 Welcome Meeting

Please check your email for Teams link

Sept. 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

Sept. 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
Sept. 26, Monday, 3:45 p.m., 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
Oct. 5, Wednesday, 6-8 p.m. Kent Student Center, Room 306  


COF event Oct 5

COF Work Based Opportunity: Resume Building Workshop


Optional Attendance
Oct. 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)  


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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 - Oct. 11-14, 2022  

Fall Break

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


COF event Nov 17

COF Work-based Opportunity:

Flashternships, Internships and Co-Ops Workshop

Optional Attendance
Nov. 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
Nov. 21-25  

Thanksgiving Break - NO meetings

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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
Dec. 12, 2022 - Jan. 16, 2023  

Holiday Break - NO meetings

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No Meetings/Workshops

2023 - Jan. 18, Wednesday, 6 p.m.  

Welcome Back Movie Night

COF event Jan 18 2023
2023 - Jan. 20, Friday, noon to 1 p.m.  
star network

Speaker: Mr. Johnson Fisher

KSU Information Technology Director (Retired)

KSU Data Center - Soft Skills for a Project

Presentation Recording
2023 - Jan. 27, Friday, noon to 1 p.m.  
Pix Internship

Importance of Internship Experience: Advice and Challenges

Speaker: Jay Thaker, KSU PhD student

Presentation Recording

Presentation Slides

2023 - Feb. 15, Wednesday, 6-8 p.m.  

COF Career Preparation Speaker Event 

Required Attendance for COF scholars
2023 - March 1, Wednesday, 1-4 p.m.  

COF Career & Internship Fair

Student Center, Room 306A

2023 - March 10, Friday, 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Virtual)