Congratulations to Porter Gaud students, Max Haley, Gillson Gallway and Mark Anastos for winning the ACM Club Programming Competition.
Ten teams of current CofC students and Porter Gaud students taking CSCI 221 participated in the competition held on September 25, 2015. The event was sponsored by ACM and host by the Department of Computer Science at Harbor Walk. The competition goal is to improve necessary skills to solve problems by writing computer programs.
Winning team, Porter Gaud students, Max Haley, Gillson Gallway and Mark Anastos
Check out additional photos from the competition, here!
Congratulations to our first freshmen students, Noah Albertson and Eliza Starr to win 1st place (together with 6 other team members) at Charleston Startup Weekend for their mobile app concept: Queue.
Eight Honors Freshmen students participated in the 54 hour Startup Weekend that was co-sponsored by the College of Charleston Department of Computer Science and the School of Business ICAT Accelerator and hosted at the School of Science and Mathematics building from Friday, September 18 –Sunday, September 20, 2015:
1. Noah Albertsen
2. Eliza Starr
3. Elizabeth Hagen
4. William Blanchet
5. Orion Polkowski
6. Alexander Mallett
7. Maddison Francis
8. Helen Helfgott
Noah and Eliza are pictured on the left in the picture above taken after the Awards Ceremony on Sunday night.
The faculty and staff hope you had a great summer and start to the 2015-2016 school year! The following are a few “Need to Know” tips about the Department of Computer Science:
- Follow us on social media! We will be on the road participating in college fairs this fall and will let you know where you can meet us! Also, we share upcoming events and opportunities like scholarships, so don’t miss out!
- Department of Computer Science Leading Edge Scholarship 2016-2017 opens NOVEMBER 1st, 2015! Make sure to check out the details here or learn more from one of our scholar recipients, here.
- Come visit us at Harbor Walk East! Check out our new facility overlooking the Charleston Harbor, meet the department chair, have lunch with a CS student ambassador, and/or observe a CS course. We can schedule a virtual hangout! To schedule a visit, contact Marilee Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or 843.953.6905.
- To learn more about the boundless opportunities that the Department of Computer Science offers, please visit our website!
Thanks for stopping by and if you have any questions, feel free to contact us at CSinfo@cofc.edu or at 843.953.6905.
The Secure Enterprise Transaction Architecture (SETA) Cyber Security Lab at the College of Charleston Computer Science Department has been awarded a grant to design and develop a new software solution whose function is to help in the dissemination of humanities data to groups and individual patrons. Individualized Humanities Collection and Dissemination System (IHCADS) is an open source cloud-based software solution designed to enhance public access to historical, archeological and artistic data and the experts who can help interpret the data. IHCADS will run in the cloud providing organizations with high-availability to their data and systems without the cost to the organization for the information technology professional and internal server infrastructure costs.
“Students in my CSCI 360: Software Architecture and Design course will gain first hand experience in software design by changing the classroom format to a reverse classroom.” said Dr. Aspen Olmsted, director of the SETA lab, and PI on the grant. “Students will watch prerecorded lectures at home on the theoretical topics and in class teams of students will work with key stake holders at the Gettysburg foundation to develop functional and non-functional requirements, scenarios, use cases, class and activity UML diagrams for the IHCADS system.” he continued.
Several research hypothesis will be developed, tested, documented and disseminated by graduate students in the Master in Computer Science degree. Master’s candidate Gayathri Santhanakrishnan is currently researching cloud computing topics used in the project. ”Our data design optimization for the cloud and correctness models for continuous ETL integrations will be applied by the undergraduate students in the development of the system.” described Santhanakrishnan.
This interdisciplinary project will be developed as an open source project that will humanities organizations of all sizes. The first phase of the project was awarded a grant from the Gettysburg Foundation to pay undergraduate students to develop advanced reservations and front desk functionality using the force.com Platform as a service (PAAS). Over the Summer of 2016, undergraduate students will also develop open source content management plug-ins that run on the Joomla content management system. These plug-ins will allow visitors to the Gettysburg national battlefield to reserve museum and film tickets via self-service web and mobile interfaces.
Future grants will fund the development of the project in the next few years to add tour guide scheduling and digital asset management functionality to the system along with ways to role out the system to many more humanities organizations. One goal of these future projects is to involve students from many majors on campus including arts administration, history and business administration.