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UDC-SEAS This Could be You

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Introduces degree programs and research activities.

SEAS Capstone Senior Projects, May 1, 2023 (9:00 AM - 4:30 PM)

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences organizes capstone senior projects event. Students will present their accomplishments as oral and poster presentations. https://www.udc.edu/seas/seas/news/capstone-april2022/

Webinar Series on "Securely Operating Through 5G Infrastructure"

The CSIT department is hosting a webinar series on "Securely Operating Through 5G Infrastructure." Please see the flyer with detailed information about the speakers, titles, and abstracts of the talks during this webinar. You are invited to register and attend this webinar, and kindly share the flyer with your students so that they may also register and attend, if interested. flyer

2022 Cybersecurity Awareness One-day Virtual Workshop

This workshop is to motivate the community (including students, faculty, and staff) at the University of the District of Columbia and make them become the nation's essential personnel in Cybersecuirty. WEBSITE

  • 9:00 am – 9: 40 am: Key Management Module for Air Traffic Surveillance by Dr. Thabet Kacem
  • 9:40 am – 10:00 am: Cybersecurity Research and Education at UDC by Dr. Briana Wellman
  • 10:00 am – 10:40 am: Trends in Cybersecurity by Dr. Anteneh Girma
  • 10:40 am – 11:20 am: Adversarial Multi-Armed Bandits for Multichannel Wireless Communication Systems Security by Dr. Amir Aliour-Fanid
  • 11:20 am -12:00 pm: Uncertainty-aware Visualization in Network Traffic Analysis by Dr. Dong Jeong

AmazonNext UDC Design Challenge 2022

The AmazonNext UDC Design Challenge is to help students understand how to redesign a platform/app/product to be more inclusive to meet customer needs. It will be open to the students at AMIE HBCU colleges and universities and WBHR-LSAMP institutions. To participate in this, students need to form a team with (up to) 5 students across their own campus. After forming the team, registration must be done on the registration site (which will open on October 21 following the online information session). https://sites.google.com/view/amazonnextdesignchallengeatudc

2022 AmazonNext at UDC

Amazon and UDC pilot a program of opportunity to benefit underrepresented students' exposure, experience and skills and promote diversity initiatives in STEM with an investment of $420,000. The students of focus for this program are freshmen and sophomore (interested in) pursuing their BS degrees in Computer Science and/or Engineering and UDC-Community College students on track to transfer into the BS degree program. https://sites.google.com/view/amazonnext-at-udc/

2022 NSF-Funded Summer Workshop: Artificial Intelligence Awareness

This summer workshop is to motivate community college students (especially, students in the underrepresented groups) and make them to the nation's future STEM workforce demands. WEBSITE

2022 AMIE Design Challenge Competition

DC team won the first prize at the 2022 AMIE Design Challenge Competition.  

The  top ten finalists were Hampton University, Morgan State, Jackson University, University of Maryland Eastern shore, Alabama A&M, Virginia State University, Prairie View A&M, Florida A&M, Tuskegee and UDC.


The Design Challenge was a part of Industry collaboration with AMIE and the expectation to demonstrate emerging technologies and how they are used to solve real-life problems. Each University team is judged based on design, problem solving, communication and business model. The UDC group came up with an innovative piezoelectric sensor-based device called “Gravicube”. UDC team clearly demonstrated leadership, innovative user-centric solution and out-of-the box thinking.


UDC had the interdisciplinary team of five students. Glacia Martin (Captain, Biomed)), Ciero Kilpatrick (Co captain, CS), Chidera Igwebuike (ME &CS), TaiZeree’ Walker (Electrical), Adrienne Lambert (IT).   

 

2022 Tech Talk Series

The University of the District of Columbia and Microsoft Azure are developing the next tech leaders through the inaugural Tech Talks series from February 11 through May 13, 2022. UDC undergraduate students who participate in the cohort will have a unique opportunity to obtain work experience, network with Microsoft professionals and gain industry insights and knowledge into Microsoft's Azure program and careers.

Capital CoLAB

Completers of the Digital Tech Credential Classes Receive a Digital Badge. See detail at https://capitalcolab.com


BS in Information Technology

  • APCT 110/111 Intro to Programming 
  • APCT 115 Foundations of Computing 
  • MATH 185 Elementary Statistics 
  • CSCI 306 Computer Ethics and Law 
  • CSCI 343 Database Administration 
  • CSCI 345 Human Computer Interaction 
  • CSCI 353 Information Security 
  • CSCI 456 Visualization 
  • CSCI 478 Big Data Analysis

BS in Computer Science

  • APCT 110/111 Intro to Programming 
  • APCT 115 Foundations of Computing 
  • MATH 381 Probability and Statistics
  • CSCI 306 Computer Ethics and Law 
  • CSCI 345 Human Computer Interaction 
  • CSCI 353 Information Security 
  • CSCI 452 Database System Design 
  • CSCI 456 Visualization 
  • CSCI 478 Big Data Analysis

NSF Grant Award

Title: CISE-MSI: RCBP-ED: CNS: Data Science and Engineering for Agriculture Automation
Source of Funding: National Science Foundation
Period: 10/1/2021 - 9/30/2023
Status: Dr. Kim (PI) and others
Amount: $299K

NSF Grant Award

Title: Collaborative Research: CISE-MSI: RPEP: SaTC: HBCU Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity (AI-CyS) Research Partnership
Source of Funding: National Science Foundation
Period: 2021-2024
Status: Dr. Wellman (PI), Timothy Oladunni, Lily Liang
Amount: $152K

NSF Grant Award

Title: III: Medium: Collaborative Research: MUDL: Multidimensional Uncertainty-AwareDeep Learning Framework
Source of Funding: National Science Foundation
Period: 2021-2025
Status: Dr. Jeong (PI)
Amount: $200K

Microsoft Impact 2020 Award

Title: Capacity Building in Cyber Security and Computer Engineering
Source of Funding: Microsoft
Period: 10/1/2021 - 9/30/2023
Status: Dr. Kacem (PI) and others
Amount: $135K

NSF Grant Award

Title: Targeted Infusion Project: Workforce Development for a New Generation of Cyber Security Systems
Source of Funding: National Science Foundation
Period: 2020-2023
Status: Dr. Kacem (PI) and others
Amount: $388K

NSA Grant Award

Title: National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity - Cybersecurity Education Diversity Initiative (CEDI)
Source of Funding: National Security Agency
Period: 2020-2023
Status: Dr. Wellman (PI) and others
Amount: $297K

2018 AMIE Design Challenge Competition

UDC team won the second prize at the 2018 AMIE Design Challenge Competition.  The design challenge is sponsored by IBM, Lockheed Martin and 7 other major corporations.

There were 12 competing Universities from all over the country. Our UDC team was truly interdisciplinary and their design was very appealing to the standing-room only crowd. There are individual cash awards and UDC gets a check for $2000.