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50th Anniversary Year (2020-2021) of Computer Science at Scranton - Click for More Information


Department Announcements

50th Anniversary Year (2020-2021) of Computer Science at Scranton -
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Department Announcements

50th Anniversary Year (2020-2021) of Computer Science at Scranton -
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Department Events



Computing Sciences Colloquia
Date: 9-29-20Time: 11:30am
Location: On Zoom - Contact cynthia.tokash@scranton.edu for details
Details: Title: Jobs, Jobs, Jobs: Starting Your Tech Career Abstract: Starting a career can be daunting when you don't know what to expect. Making the jump to a professional workplace isn't easy, but demystifying this can help you be more confident and productive from day one. In this talk, Mike, Chris, and Lou will break down some common entry-level roles in tech, the major industries that need you, and what you'll need to know once you're there! Presenter Biographies: Mike Martelli ('04) graduated with a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Scranton in 2004 and received his M.S. in Computer Science from NYU in 2009. He is the Vice President, Media Information Solutions at ViacomCBS in New York City. He has been working there since graduating Scranton, starting as a Software Developer. He manages a global team whose focus is linear broadcast and multi-platform scheduling, content operations and supply chain workflows across ViacomCBS global footprint of brands. Chris Hundersmarck graduated from the University of Scranton with a B.S. in Computer Science & Philosophy ('04) and an M.S. in Software Engineering ('06). He is the Senior Director of Broadcast Software Engineering at ViacomCBS and has led global engineering teams in the linear television space for more than a decade. Chris's teams build and maintain the software systems that are responsible for playing out dozens of ViacomCBS networks like MTV, BET, VH1, Comedy Central, and Nickelodeon. Lou Balzani ('16) graduated from the University of Scranton with a BS in Computer Information Systems and an MS in Software Engineering. Since graduating, he has worked at IBM in Poughkeepsie, NY as a z/OS Security Support engineer, providing first-class support for over ten security components of the z/OS mainframe operating system and keeping mission-critical workloads for the world's biggest companies running smoothly.

Computing Sciences Alumni - Celebrating 50 Years of Computing Sciences at The University of Scranton
Date: 9-17-20Time: 7:00pm
Details: Kick-Off Social on Zoom (Due to the ongoing pandemic) Meet up with department faculty, students and fellow alumni for conversation and reminiscing. Sign-up via the following URL
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Distinguished ACM Speaker Charlie Fink
Date: 9-17-20Time: 11:30am
Location: Via Zoom - Zoom details available by contacting cynthia.tokash@scranton.edu
Details: Title: The Multilayered XR Metaverse Bio: Charlie Fink XR Consultant, Author & Columnist Charlie Fink is a Forbes columnist and the author of a new book, "Remote Collaboration, Virtual Conferences and the Future of Work" (May 2020), and the critically acclaimed AR-enabled books "Charlie Fink's Metaverse" (2017), and "Convergence, How The World Will Be Painted With Data" (2019). He teaches XR at Chapman University Film School in Orange, California. Fink is a consultant to some of the leading companies in the XR (AR/VR) world. As a 28-year-old junior executive at Disney, Fink famously came up with the idea for "The Lion King." In the 1990s, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of VR pioneer, Virtual World Entertainment. Variety calls him "XR's explainer-in-chief." In addition to his work as head of story development for Disney Feature Animation during Disney's second golden age of animation (1985-1992), Fink was Senior Vice President & Chief Creative Officer of AOL Studios (1995-1999), and President of American Greetings Interactive and Blue Mountain (2000-2004). His past experience includes successful exits from several startups.

Guanqiao Ma - Thesis Presentation
Date: 9-16-20Time: 2:00pm
Location: Zoom ID 995 7952 8224
Details: Title: "Our Recipe" Website

Mohammed Alzahrani - Thesis Presentation
Date: 9-15-20Time: 3:00pm
Location: Zoom ID 986 0103 3092
Details: Title: SuperHelper

Nicholas Tofani - Thesis Presentation
Date: 5-8-20Time: 1:00pm
Details: Topic: StackOverAnalyzer: Analyzing Questions on StackOverFlow with Natural Language Processing

Matthew Babinski - Thesis Presentation
Date: 5-6-20Time: 1:00pm
Details: Topic: Picroll

Admissions Open House
Details: Each fall the University holds day-long, campus-wide open house events, which in part, provide opportunities to learn more about the Department of Computing Sciences. Visitors to campus are invited to join faculty and students in both formal and informal settings for scheduled Meet & Greet opportunities, Information Sessions and Department Visits. Open Houses are typically held on Sundays in late October and early November.

Admissions Preview Day for Accepted Students
Details: Each spring the University holds a day-long campus-wide event for all students accepted for admission, which in part, provides opportunities to learn more about the Department of Computing Sciences. Scheduled events include presentations, panel discussions, and department visits which provide ample opportunities to meet and speak with faculty and students from the department. Preview Day is typically held on Saturday in late March.

High School Programming Contest
Location: Loyola Science Center
Details: Area high schools are invited to bring teams to compete in a programming contest hosted by the Department of Computing Sciences every year in the spring. Teams of two or three students use a programming language to solve computer-programming problems. Awards are presented to the top three teams.

UPE Induction Ceremony and Dinner
Location: The DeNaples Center
Details: The Pennsylvania Gamma Chapter of Upsilon Pi Epsilon, The International Honor Society for the Computing and Information Disciplines, was chartered at the University of Scranton in 1985. Those who qualify for membership in this honor society are inducted at an induction ceremony and dinner held yearly in May.
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