Computer science department hours update 2020-21

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2021 Distinguished Alumni Recipient - JULIE A. HARRIS B.S. '86, COMPUTER SCIENCE

Julie Harris is the Global Head of Asset & Wealth Management Operations & Administration, at JPMorgan Chase, and has a track record of success in the world of business and finance, previously holding high-level positions at both Goldman Sachs and Diamond Technology Partners International. She began her career at Accenture, where she rose to the level of senior manager. For several years, she served on the board of directors of Clarient Global, a company providing centralized data and documentation services to help firms meet regulatory requirements.

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Research Spotlight: Shameek Bhattacharjee

Shameek Bhattacharjee is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science. He received his Ph.D., and M.S. degrees in Computer Engineering from University of Central Florida in 2015 and 2011 respectively, and a B. Tech degree in Information Technology from West Bengal University of Technology (Techno India College), India in 2009. His research interests span across broad areas of cyber and information security and networking, with a special focus on cyber physical systems/internet of things, smart connected communities, and next generation wireless networks and data driven security analytics.

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Department announcements

WMU-CS MS Program Requirements Change (tentative, final approvals pending):

Effective Fall 2021, foundation courses (CS5310, CS5541 and CS5800) will not be mandatory. Instead, all incoming MS students will be asked to take an entry test, Pre-Masters Entry Test (PMET) before the start of their first semester. Students who fail the test will be assigned corresponding foundation course(s) from CS5310, CS5541 or CS5800 as part of their programs of study. Credit hours earned in these foundation courses count towards masters program’s 30 credit hour requirement.

AI Solutions Can Help Manage Social Crisis

Dr. Ajay Gupta addressed the global online conference “AI Solutions for Covid” hosted by Bennett University in India. Dr. Gupta delivered a talk entitled “AI Solutions Can Help Manage Social Crisis.”

New Cybersecurity Program to be Offered Fall 2020

The department of computer science is jointly offering a program in cybersecurity starting fall 2020. The program offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees. All WMU cybersecurity programs use industry frameworks and standards to guide program development. Full program description here.

Call for Papers - Workshop on Large Scale Computational Science

The LSCS (Large Scale Computational Science) Workshop chaired by E. de Doncker, F. Yuasa, and H. Matsufuru will be held July 1-4, 2020 in Cagliari, Italy. The event is seeking papers with themes of large scale computations, massive parallelism, modeling, simulations, and data and applications. See the full announcement here.

New Machine Learning Approach for Detection of Autism Spectrum Disorder Using fMRI Data

WMU professors Alvis Fong and Fahad Saeed recently published a paper in Frontiers in NeuroinformaticsThe paper details a method of detection of Autism Spectrum Disorder using a machine learning approach using fMRI data. The method achieves a maximum of 82% accuracy which is a substantial increase as compared to the state-of-the-art methods. Read the full paper here.

CEAS Computer Science Student Saves Middle School’s Robotics Season

Computer science major Jonathan Sanford shares his knowledge of JAVA to help Schoolcraft Middle School’s Robotics Club pull off a successful season. Read the full article here.

Dr. James Yang is the program co-chair of the Symposium on Dependable Software Engineering, Beijing, China, September 4-6, 2018

The purpose of the symposium is to bring together international researchers and practitioners in the field of software technology in order to exchange research results and ideas with the Chinese computer science and software engineering community. more

Dr. Leszek Lilien is the technical program co-chair for the IEEE/IFIP 15th Wireless On-demand Network Systems and Services Conference, Wengen, Switzerland, January 22-24, 2019.

WONS (Wireless On-demand Network Systems) is a high quality forum to address the challenges of the exciting field of wireless on-demand network systems. more

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Graduate student publications

ASD-DiagNet: A Hybrid Learning Approach for Detection of Autism Spectrum Disorder Using fMRI Data

Authors: Taban Eslami, Vahid Mirjalili, Alvis Fong, Angela R. Laird, and Fahad Saeed, more

RDMTk: A toolkit for Risky Decision Making

Authors: V. Gavirangaswamy, Aakash Gupta, M. Terwilliger and Ajay Gupta, more

Fog-based local and remote policy enforcement for preserving data privacy in the Internet of Things

Authors: A. Al-Hasnawi, Ajay Gupta and S. Carr, more

Leveraging Machine Learning and Big Data for Smart Buildings: A Comprehensive Survey

Authors: B. Qolomany, A. Al-Fuqaha, A. Gupta, D. Benhaddou, S. Alwajidi, J. Qadir and A. Fong, more

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Research awards

Dr. Fong receives a DOE award.

Dr. Alvis Fong is a co-PI on a $2M DOE award to advance technology in zero-emission vehicles. Their project aims to provide real-world evidence to demonstrate how advanced infrastructure technology can improve energy savings, resilience, and safety. Key technical challenges include real-time fusion of infrastructure data and development of robust and computationally light AI algorithms. The compiled code will be implemented directly on a test vehicle for fast prototyping and evaluation.

Dr. Bhattacharjee receives new NSF award.

Dr. Shameek Bhattarcharjee recently received a new research grant from the National Science Foundation. The grant is entitled TAURUS: Towards a Unified Robust and Secure Data Driven Approach for Attack Detection in Smart Livingmore

Fong, Bhattacharjee, Gupta and Carr Receive NSF Funding

Drs. Fong, Bhattacharjee, Gupta and Carr recently received a National Science Foundation Grant entitled Module Experiential Learning for Safe, Secure and Reliable AI. This grant creates curriculum materials to teach artificial intelligence and multiple levels of the CS curriculum. more

Research Grant Award - Muaaz Gul Awan

Congratulations on your great success in being awarded a Graduate Student Research Grant....more

Research Grant Award - Mohammed Aledhari

Congratulations on your great success in being awarded a Graduate Student Research Grant....more

Dr. Fahad Saeed Receives Prestigious NSF CAREER Award

Dr. Fahad Saeed, a Western Michigan University assistant professor in the Departments of Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering, was named a recipient of the highly prestigious, 5-year, $500,000 CAREER award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). ... more

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Colloquia

Real-time Scalable Intelligent Video Analytics for UAV Systems

Dr. Hadi AliAkbarpour - Monday, March 9, 3:00-4:00pm, D-132

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Reinforcement Learning for Cyber Security: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Dynamic Routing via Multi-Armed Bandit

Dr. Xiaohua Xu - Thursday, February 27, 2:30 – 3:30pm, D-204

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Machine Learning in Cancer Diagnosis and Personalized Medicine

Dr. Abedalrhman Alkhateeb - Tuesday, February 25, 2:30 – 3:30pm, D-204

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Building Reliable and Trustworthy AI in the Cognitive Era

Dr. Guan Yue Hong - Friday, February 21, 2:30 – 3:30 pm, D-132

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Doctoral Oral Examiniation: High Performance and Machine Learning Algorithms for Brain fMRI Data

Candidate: Taban Eslami

Committee: Dr. Fahad Saeed, Chair, Dr. Alvis Fong, Dr. Kevin Lee, Dr. Ajay Gupta
Friday, February 21, 2020, 1 to 3 p.m. C122 Parkview Campus

Ph.D. Dissertation Defense: Formal Verification on Software Testing

By Jialiang Chang on January 28th, 2020. D-201, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm.

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