Computer Science


Joined by seven of his Kent State University students, Dr. Jong-Hoon Kim, assistant professor of Computer Science and director of the Advanced Telerobotics Research Laboratory (ATR), in the College of Arts and Sciences, will unveil his group's latest robot, "TeleBot-2" at the World Robot Summit ( in Tokyo this week.

At its spring meeting, the Kent State University Board of Trustees approved the integration of the School of Digital Sciences (DSCI) into the College of Communication and Information (CCI) effective July 1, 2017. By adding the School of Digital Sciences to its family of schools, CCI becomes the only college in the nation that combines a mix of digital sciences, visual communication design, journalism, information sciences and communication studies in its core curriculum. 

Dr. Ye Zhao, associate professor of Computer Science  have been selected as one of the top 25 STEM professors in Ohio by

Under Prof. Zhao's research supervision students are engaged in research in advanced computer visualization projects which help scientists to understand various complex phenomena.

Computing professionals not only have good earnings, but they tend to stay in the field more than most other majors.  A grad degree typically adds a 31% boost in earnings so students may want to consider a Masters degree.

For more information, see this recent article from NPR:


Phase 2 of the CS Principles project, which is about to begin, will be a three-year effort leading to a new AP CS Principles course that will focus both on the creative and practical aspects of computing. This new course will complement the current AP CS A course, which focuses on programming.

Computer Science alumni Andrew Sutton got a nice plug in the preface to the new version of Stroustrup's C++ language reference book (4th edition). The new edition covers C++ 11.

Andrew Sutton is the author of the Origin library, which was the testbed for much of the discussion of emulating concepts in the template chapters, and of the matrix library that is the topic of Chapter 29. The Origin library is open source and can be found by searching the Web for “Origin” and “Andrew Sutton.”

Colleges want tech programs computing with more students

4:30 am, April 8, 2013

Piquing a teenager's or 20-something's interest in the latest gizmo isn't a hard sell, though getting them engrossed in the technology that drives those widgets — and, more specifically, a career in it — is a whole other story.

Mining Complex Graphs and Networks

Dr. Mohammed J. Zaki, Ph.D.
Department of Computer Science
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, New York
April 17th @ 3:45 p.m. 228 MSB

Mining Genomic Data for Cancer Biomarker Prediction

Dr. Yang Xiang, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Biomedical Informatics
The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio

March 22nd @ 3:45 p.m. 228 MSB

Kent Hack Enough

Kent State University's web and mobile development club, HacKSU, hosted the "Kent Hack Enough" Hackathon on the weekend of March 9th.

The event hosted over 60 students from 6 different universities and included sponsorship from Google, Hyland Software, Kent Displays, Progressive, JumpStart, LaunchHouse and ICC.