Student group begins summer Java seminar

Graduate student James Brannan, a veteran Java programmer, will lead the summer long group-study towards JAVA SE 7 certification. The first meeting took place on June 8, 2015.

Commencement 2015: Professor Gary Gillard recognized for service; 13 CS majors receive diplomas.

At the 2015 Hood Undergraduate commencement ceremony, Professor Gary Gillard, MS '90, was awarded the Presidential Service Award in recognition of his more than 20 years of service to the College.

Professor Chang receives Academic Innnovation grant

Professor Elizabeth Chang has received an Academic Innovation grant from the College to develop "Flipped Classroom" materials for Web Development classes. For her project, Professor Chang will create materials that will allow students to explore technical content before practicing it in class and to review it after class.

2015 Senior Project Presentations - Friday May 8

Thirteen Class of 2015 CS majors present their Senior Projects on Friday, May 8, at 4:00 PM in Hodson Tech 131. These presentations are the culmination of a year of work. The six projects cover a variety of topics and techniques. Fellow Students, faculty, friends, and families are all invited.

Student Builds Home Brew Supercomputer

When Andrew Broadhurst found the lab computers were not quite to his like in terms of power and architecture when simulating the dispersion of volcano ejections, he built one himself. The finished computer is equipped with one NVIDIA GT 730 GUP and two Intel Xeno Phi 31S1P coprocessor cards. It enables a combined peak performance of 3TFLOPS under a hybrid programming model.

CS Advisory Board Meeting

The Computer Science Programs Advisory Board met on April 3, 2015. Twenty-six members representing local industry, government, education, and current students met with the computer science faculty and the Dean of the Graduate School. Board members were updated on the ABET accreditation application process and status and reviewed undergraduate and graduate program education objectives (PEOs). Graduate students Danny Watson and James Brannon presented their research projects in computational informatics and data mining.

Robotics class meets robot makers

On March 3, the Robotics & Intelligent Systems class had two visitors from Dexter Industries (, the makers of the robotic platform used in the course. The visitors wanted to see how they can better support our activities and were very interested to see how we use their Raspberry Pi-based GoPiGo robots in the classroom.

New graduate students attend spring orientation

Spring 2015 is set for some of largest enrollment in our graduate programs. On January 14, 23 of this spring's new CS, IT, and Cybersecurity graduate students enjoyed supper in the computer science department's office during the Graduate School Orientation for the Spring 2015 semester. New students this semester came not just from Frederick and the surrounding area, but from as far away as China, India, and Saudi Arabia. Over half of them are incoming computer science graduate students, and most of them will be full time.

Professor Dimitoglou and James Blaney (B.S. '15) participate in Project Boost.

Professor George Dimitoglou and senior James Blaney (B.S. '15) are working to develop a submersible temperature sensor data logger and software for the collection and distribution of the results. Their work is part of Project Boost, a collaborative project through the CCWS with with Frederick High, the FCPS Earth and Space Science Lab, the Hood College Environmental Sciences program and the Computer Science program.

Student research presented at CAINE 2014

A paper "Simulation and Performance Analysis of Stadium Crowd Evacuation".was presented in the CAINE 2014 conference on 13-15 October 2014 in New Orleans. The paper reported the results from a research project related to crowd-dynamics simulation The project was directed by Dr. Dimitoglou and exercised different crowd movement and algorithms to determine the most efficient stadium egress strategy.


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