CSET Good News - Oct 2021

CSET Good News Report - October 2021

Department of Nursing and Allied Health

Alicia C Moore, Ph.D., Health Services Management Program Director and Assistant Professor with Norfolk State University’s Graduate Healthcare Administration Program and Department of Nursing & Allied Health, published an article in the Summer 2021 Journal of the National Society of Allied Health. The article was titled “HBCU Students’ Perspectives about Retention in Online Classes: Instructor Roles”. This article was co-authored by Dr. Marie St. Rose and Dr. Samer Elchoufani, also from the Department of Nursing & Allied Health.

Alicia C Moore, Ph.D., Health Services Management Program Director and Assistant Professor with Norfolk State University’s Graduate Healthcare Administration Program and Department of Nursing & Allied Health was a recipient of an award from the Collaboration Accelerator Fund from the Hampton Roads Biomedical Research Consortium. The project titled “Supra-Connectivity of the LGBT+ Community in Coastal Virginia” was accepted and fully funded in the amount of $56, 390 from October 2021 to June 2022.

Sandra Olanitori, MS, RN, Nursing Faculty/Academic Advisor with Norfolk State University’s Nursing Program was invited by the Virginia Department of Education to serve as a member of the business panel to review instructional frameworks for the Health Informatics curriculum. This panel meeting will take place on November 9, 2021 from 9am to 1pm.

Department of Computer Science

Aniya Brown, Jaemond Reyes and Amon Thomas undergraduate students with Norfolk State University’s Computer Science Department, participated in the SANS HBCU Net Wars cybersecurity competition on Tuesday, October 26 and Wednesday, October 27. The three students won the competition against 5 other teams, most of whom had 5 team members. The other schools were UVI, Benedict College, NC A&T, Hampton University and Bowie State. The winning prize was a trophy, a SANS coin and a $200 Amazon gift card for each student. They have also been invited to compete in the Tournament of Champions to be held in Washington DC in December.

D’Nita Andrews Graham, Associate Professor of Computer Science with Norfolk State University was accepted to the Keystroke Writing Institute (https://www.advancingstemleadership.net/casl-writing/), a year-long professional development program under the auspices of the Center for the Advancement of STEM Leadership (https://www.advancingstemleadership.net/). Keystroke is aimed at fostering authorship among successful HBCU STEM leaders from all levels of the professoriate to better represent relevant narratives, perspectives, and worldviews in peer-reviewed and non-peer-reviewed publications and social outlets.

Felicia Doswell, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Interim Chair of Computer Science with Norfolk State University was accepted to the Keystroke Writing Institute (https://www.advancingstemleadership.net/casl-writing/), a year-long professional development program under the auspices of the Center for the Advancement of STEM Leadership (https://www.advancingstemleadership.net/). Keystroke is aimed at fostering authorship among successful HBCU STEM leaders from all levels of the professoriate to better represent relevant narratives, perspectives, and worldviews in peer-reviewed and non-peer-reviewed publications and social outlets.

Yen-Hung (Frank) Hu, D.Sc., Professor of Computer Science, and Chung-Chu (George) Hsieh, Ph.D., Professor of Computer Science and Director of Center of Excellence in Cybersecurity published a conference paper titled “A Study of Classifying Advanced Persistent Threats with Multi-Layered Deep Learning Approaches” in the 13th International Workshop on Cyberspace Security and Artificial Intelligence (CAI-2021), October 1 – 3, 2021, New York, USA.

Yen-Hung (Frank) Hu, D.Sc., Professor of Computer Science published a conference paper titled “Providing A Hands-on Advanced Persistent Threat Learning Experience Through Ethical Hacking Labs” in the 2021 Colloquium on Information Systems Security Education (CISSE), October 4 – 6, 2021, online.

Yelena Arishina, M.Sc., Special Assistant to the Provost, Yen-Hung (Frank) Hu, D.Sc., Professor of Computer Science, and Mary Ann Hoppa, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Cybersecurity Graduate Program Coordinator published a conference paper titled “A Study of Video Conferencing Software Risks and Mitigation Strategies” in the 2021 Colloquium on Information Systems Security Education (CISSE), October 4 – 6, 2021, online.

Department of Engineering

Dr. Makarand Deo and his research group published a research article, entitled, "In Silico Investigation of Cardiac Arrhythmia Susceptibility in Long QT Phenotype" in the proceedings of the Thirteenth International Conference on Advances in System Simulation held during October 3-7, 2021, in Barcelona, Spain, and online. The paper was presented in a special session on Healthcare and Medical Simulations (HMSIM), details a multiscale model of a rabbit heart. The model examines susceptibility to cardiac arrhythmia due to mutations in potassium channel genes, a commonly observed characteristic in patients suffering from a condition called Long QT Syndrome. Co-authors include Anthony Owusu-Mensah, and Bright Tsevi (NSU) and Victoria Lam and Michel Audette (ODU).