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Department News

Congratulations to Sarah Hood and Karina Stetsyuk who have been accepted to the SURF summer intern program at NIST!
Sarah Hood, Math and CS Minor
Karina Stetsyuk, Math and CS & Physics Minor

On Monday February 29th, students from Hood College participated in the 2016 Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (MA CCDC) held at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.

From left to right: Jeffrey Blake, Sean Counterman, Joshua McPherson, Gary Lopez(team captain), and Mingjun Wang.  The team is coached by Professor C.K. Chiang, and advised by Professor Boon.

Michael Moorman (MS '12), a recently alum of the MS in CS program, helped his beloved video card find a new life. As an avid programmer and gamer, Michael routinely upgraded his own computer at home. The card being replaced, NVIDIA GeForce GTX-470, is still an extremely high power computing node, capable of reaching 1088.6 GFLOPS (carrying out 1*10^12 computations in a second). Michael donated it to the department for use by students. Hood College is an NVIDIA Education Center, the first in the State of Maryland.

Graduate student Sara Guthland obtained ACE certification after taking IT 599B in Fall 2015 with Dr. C.K. Chiang. The ACE credential demonstrates proficiency with Forensic Toolkit technology. Dr. Chiang as a certified instructor has the qualification to administer the exam at Hood. Dr. Chiang, an adjunct professor in the graduate program, has extensive expertise in the CyberSecurity area, working with government and private partners. Dr. Chiang has also been successful in coaching collegiate competition teams for a number of local universities.
December, 2015 Tom Dixon, BA '84 and MS '86 alum of the CS program has been appointed director of the Frederick County Interagency Information Technologies Division. County Executive Jan Gardner said "Tom stood out as a ifelong resident of Frederick County who brings proven and extensive experience in information technology strategy and operations, program management, software development and all aspects of service delivery." IIT provides client services for technical projects for all areas of county government.

Frederick, November 23, Hood graduate students and faculty assisted the city of Frederick in mapping the depth of the reservoir to determine if it has silted up an become shallower. The team used a small fiberglass hobby boat about 4 feet long, with an added depth sensor, compass, and GPS tracker. The boat tracked from point to point across the reservoir to create a grid of over 10, 000 measurements.

CS graduate students from India hosted a Diwali celebration for students, faculty, and staff. Diwali, or Festival of Lights' is an ancient Hindu festival celebrated in autumn every year. Among year around festivals celebrated in India, Diwali is one of the largest and brights. In the photo, professor John Boon and graduate school dean Maria Cowles enjoy refreshments, while students dance in the background. The CS Department is home for many international students from India, Nepal and Malaysia, where this festival is celebrated.
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