Dean's Update, October 2009
PELTSVERGER WINS BEST PAPER AWARD
Svetlana Peltsverger won a best paper award in the education category for her paper "Incorporating Current Events into Information Assurance Curriculum" which she co-authored with her student C. Teat and which was presented at 6th Annual Conference on on Information Security Curriculum Development at Kennesaw, September 25 - 26. Congratulations to Svetlana.
AITP EXECUTIVE ROUND TABLE
On September 28, the School of Computing and Software Engineering was one of the sponsors of a CIO Round Table organized by the SPSU student chapter of the AITP. The event started off with a dinner followed by a panel in which 6 Atlanta area CIOs shared their views on a range of topics with our students. This was an extremely successful event. Thanks are due to the participating CIOs Dave Kardesh, Kathy Lamb, John Reeder, Eric Klein, Haim Sternberg and Andrew Kramer, the panel moderator Lisa Duke, as well as the AITP Student chapter leadership, and in particular the AITP president Marcus Guidry.
PIERCE SELECTED FOR DISCIPLINARY COMMONS FOR COMPUTING EDUCATION IN GEORGIA
Mrs Patricia Pierce, better known to you as Pat Roth, senior lecturer in the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, has been selected to participate in the Disciplinary Commons for Computing Education (DCCE) in Georgia. The project, which is funded by the NSF and is directed by Mark Guzdial from Georgia Tech, brings together college or university instructors who teach introductory computer science with high school computer science teachers, especially Computer Science Advanced Placement (CS-AP) teachers. The DCCE allows teachers to discuss their own teaching practice through (bi-)monthly meetings and an on-line forum, undertake peer observation and peer review, investigate their own classroom practice by collecting and analyzing data to answer a question of concern to them, or document their classroom teaching through shared production of course portfolios. The hope is that the development of regional communities will further improve computing education. Details about the project can be found at http://home.cc.gatech.edu/dcce. Congratulations are of course due to Pat.
GAMES DEMONSTRATED AT SIEGE
In last month's Dean's Update, I reported on the second game jam that Jon Preston organized. As you may recall, the game jam is a 48 hour event in which SPSU students collaborate with students from other institutions, in particular the Art Institute of Atlanta, develop a series of games. On October 3, the games were demonstrated at the Southern Interactive Entertainment and Games Exhibition (http://www.siegecon.net/), the annual conference organized by the Georgia Game Developers Association. The demos were made possible through sponsorship from the Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office who sponsored a VIP room at SIEGE. By all accounts, the event was highly successful and I am thankful to Jon and the Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office for giving our students to show off their skills.
Faculty have again published a significant number of papers over the last few months:
- Kuo, B.-C., C.-S. Huang, H.-C. Liu, and C.-C. Hung, IGARSS 2009 Paper #2867, "A fuzzy fusion algorithm to combine multiple classifiers," The 2009 IEEE International Geoscience & Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), Cape Town, South Africa (CD), July 2009.
- Kuo, B.-C., C.-H. Chuang, C.-S. Huang, and C. C. Hung, "A Nonparametric Contextual Classification Based on Markov Random Fields," The First Workshop on Hyperspectral Image and Signal Processing: Evolution in Remote Sensing (Whispers), 26-28 August 2009, Grenoble, France (CD).
- Peltsverger, S., Teat, C. "Incorporating Current Events into Information Assurance Curriculum". (2009). In Proceedings of the 6th Annual Conference on Information Security Curriculum Development, InfoSecCD '09, Kennesaw, GA, September 25 - 26, 2009
- Rutherfoord, R and H. Reichgelt "Creating a 2+2 Information Technology Degree Program: The Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Technology", ACM SIGITE, Fairfax VA, October 22-24.
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