In the News
- June 2020: Dr. Si Chen was elevated to IEEE Senior Member. IEEE stands for the Institute of Electrical and
Electronics Engineers. Senior Membership is bestowed only to those who have made significant
contributions to the profession.
- June 2020: Dr. Linh Ngo, received a Research in Mathematics and the Sciences (RIMS) Award from the College
of Sciences and Mathematics, for his project titled “Performance Evaluation of Big
Data Infrastructure Deployment via High Throughput Computing Platform.”
- May 2020: Dr. Liu Cui was tenured and promoted to Associate Professor.
- May 2020: In Spring 2020 Commencement, the Department awarded the B.S. in Computer Science
degree to 57 students and Computer Security certificate to 39 students.
- April 2020: It is with bittersweet emotion that we are announcing that Dr. Fabrey, who is celebrating
his 45th year teaching anniversary at WCU, is retiring at the end of this Spring20
semester. Dr. Fabrey has led the CS Dept for almost two decades, serving as Chairperson
for the last 18 years since 2002. We wish Dr. Fabrey a very well earned and happy
- April 2020: Paul Dinsmore, longtime adjunct instructor in our CS Department, is retiring after the Spring 2020
semester. We wish him health and happiness in his retirement.
- March 2020: Congratulations to graduate student Jon Kilgannon who was recognized by the Graduate Student Association for excellence in Scholarship. Dr. Agah, Graduate Coordinator, additionally mentions: “Jon Kilgannon has done exemplary work throughout his graduate career. In addition to mastery (4.0 GPA) of his coursework, Jon has demonstrated an ability to conduct independent research that is worthy of recognition. He was awarded a prize for his poster presentation of “Automated Detection of Glaucoma Indicators with Machine Learning” at the Fall 2019 Research Day symposium, and is currently completing a Master’s thesis on the topic.”
- Brandon Barker: WCU President Dr. Christopher Fiorentino, highlighted CS undergrad student Brandon
Barker, in his May “Success Starts Here” spotlight. Brandon has been utilizing 3D
printing technology to make face shields for first responders. Check out WCU's story on Brandon.
- Amondo S. Clayton, II: For the summer of 2019, during his sophomore year, he successfully secured a ten-week paid internship with Comcast in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. While there, Amondo gained hands-on training with SQL, Excel, Pivot Tables, and Tableau. He created visualization reports of new products and services that Comcast and Xfinity were in the process of launching. During his internships, he expanded upon his previous knowledge as he simultaneously learned proprietary software, had fun, and established meaningful connections with others in his field.