CSIT University of the District of Columbia School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Dept. of Comptuer Science and Information Technology

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[2016-02-10]   DoD HBCU and MSI Cybersecurity/ Information AssuranceInternship Program

In the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology, the DoD HBCU and MSI Cybersecurity/ Information AssuranceInternship Program will be offered by Navy SPAWAR*. Navy SPAWAR team will offer, to UDC students, a series of seminars at UDC. Anyone who is interested in the seminars is welcome. Later up to three UDC students will selected, this year for PAID  internship at Navy SPAWAR in Philadelphia. This will be an ongoing program each year.

[2013-06-10]  A National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education

The University of the District of Columbia has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education for academic years 2013-2015.
New Designation: ARCTIC (Assurance Research Center for Trusted Information Computing: http://informatics.udc.edu/arctic) is a federally funded (NSF) Informatics research and education center at UDC. In collaboration with the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology (http://csit.udc.edu), ARCTIC has earned a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education, a formal designation from the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. The National Centers of Academic Excellence in IA Education (CAE/IAE)

[2013-01-31]  Digital Functions and Data Reconstruction

L.M. Chen, University of the District of Columbia, Washington, DC, USA published a book "Digital Functions and Data Reconstruction", 2013, Springer SBN 978-1-4614-5637-7.

This will be the first book about digital functions, which is an important modern research area for digital images and digitalized data processing, and provides an introduction and comprehensive coverage of digital function methods. Digital Functions and Data Reconstruction: Digital-Discrete Methods offers scientists and engineers who deal with digital data a highly accessible, practical, and mathematically sound introduction to the powerful theories of digital topology and functional analysis, while avoiding the more abstruse aspects of these topics. http://www.springer.com/computer/image+processing/book/978-1-4614-5637-7

[2013-01-31]  Are you graduating?

If you are applying for graduation, you need to contact your academic advisor for completing your academic advising sheet and submitting it to the department chair and the undergraduate program director. This will make your graduation clearance smooth and easy. In addition, please make sure all other necessary requirements (if any) are addressed properly in a timely manner.

[2012-09-03]  Zero-energy Cloud Project

The CSIT (Computer Science and Information Technology) Department at UDC launches a new collaborative research project (Zero-energy Cloud Project) with the Department of Electric Engineering. This project focuses on utilizing green energy (by solar panel and wind-turbine) to operate cloud computing facility.

As an initial state, (S1) Electric Engineering takes the lead of research on Power Scheduling: predicting incoming energy (electricity) based on current and future weather conditions (weather forecast). (S2) Computer Science researches on Job Scheduling: an effective job (task) allocation in consideration of the total amount of generated electricity.

[2012-06-05]  Information Assurance Curriculum

The National Security Agency has recognized the University of the District of Columbia for its information assurance curriculum offered by CSIT (http://csit.udc.edu) and ARCTIC (http://informatics.udc.edu/arctic), which includes specialties within the information technology and computer science degree programs. The CSIT/ARCTIC faculty team was supported in significant part by a grant from the National Science Foundation along with collaboration by the University of Denver. UDC graduates who meet the CSIT/ARCTIC's requirements will receive institutional certificates as Information Systems Security Professionals or Senior Systems Managers as approved by the Committee on National Security Systems National Training Standards. "Information assurance is an issue vital not only to our nation's security but to all business sectors. The recognitions opens numerous professional and career opportunities to our students." Dr. Byunggu Yu, ARCTIC director and CSIT chair, added that it "will put a new focus on our CSIT degree programs and recruit the best and brightest to our campus." The University's new Assurance Research Center for Trusted Information Computing at UDC is a major resource for these programs, the students, and the associated research activity on these vital topics.

[2012-05-05]  CNSS Courseware Certification

The CSIT (Computer Science and Information Technology) Department at UDC received CNSS courseware certification as:

- Information Systems Security (INFOSEC) Professionals, NSTISSI No. 4011
- Senior Systems Managers, CNSSI No. 4012

This certificate, signed by the CNSS Chair, will be valid through June 2017. CSIT graduates who meet the award requirements will receive institutional certificates as Information Systems Security Professionals or Senior Systems Managers as approved by the Committee on National Security Systems National Training Standards. More detailed information will be posted shortly.
This work was supported in significant part by a grant from the National Science Foundation along with collaboration and mentoring by the University of Denver.

[2011-09-04]  A Cloud Computing Environment

Depart. of CSIT built a could computing environment with initial 20 computing nodes. The cloud computing nodes are placed in a specific designated room at UDC. UDC Open Cloud Development Strategic Plan is formed having two phases. For the Phase-I, UDC open cloud platform development has been completed with 20 computing nodes (see Figure 1). For the Phase-II, up to 200 computing nodes are going to be added within next 12 months.

[2011-04-05]  Becoming a contributing member at SURAgrid

With the developed cloud computing environment and its facility, UDC plans to contribute cloud computing resources and research activities to SURAgrid as Contributing Member. The official announcement2 of becoming a contributing member came out on March 28, 2011.

SURAgrid is a consortium of organizations collaborating and combining resources to help and create a distributed high performance computing (HPC) infrastructure. More info at http://www.sura.org/programs/sura_grid.html

[2011-02-05]  Multi-touch Student Information System


The CSIT (Computer Science and Information Technology) Department built a multi-touch student information system. The multi-touch application has been designed with Microsoft Surface 1.0 SDK and to be run in HP LD4200tm 42-inch Widescreen LCD Interactive Digital Signage Display. This system has been placed outside of the department hallway to provide students opportunities of interacting with this latest multi-touch technology and interactively grasping useful information (i.e. course openings, scholarship opportunities, program catalogs, etc.).

All students and visitors are encouraged to interacting with this system for understanding what is going on and in the Department of Computer Science & Information Technology.