Undergraduate Research Symposium
Norfolk State University will hold its 2014 Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium Tuesday, March 25, 2014, from 9:a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Student Center. NSU undergraduate students are invited to showcase their research and talents through oral presentations, poster presentations, and creative works. Participants will be able to tweet about their experiences throughout the day. The Undergraduate Research Symposium is open to all undergraduate students. For more information, contact Dr. Karen Holmes, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology at (757) 823-9055, or Edith Carter, Discipline-Specific Honors Programs, at (757) 823-8206 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 20, 2013
NSU Hosts FBI Infragard Meeting
NSU Hosted the FBI Infragard meeting. The speaker, Charles Wilkerson, Sr. Systems Engineer with FireEye, a cybersecurity company, gave briefing on the Cyber threat and spoke about Cyber security in general.
November 14, 2013
CS Professor Presented Accomplished Work in Two Grants
Dr. Luay A. Wahsheh attended and participated in the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)/ Department of Energy (DOE) Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) technical meeting in Washington, DC. He presented accomplished work in two Norfolk State University (NSU) grants and built relationships with other MSI's and NNSA/DOE national laboratories that could result in future collaborations with NNSA/DOE in cybersecurity. The two grants are:
- NSU-led consortium grant (with four Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU's) and Sandia National Laboratories, the presentation was titled "Shortage of Cybersecurity Workforce"
- Massie Chair of Excellence, the presentation was titled "Samuel P. Massie Chair of Cybersecurity and Information Assurance at Norfolk State University".
November 14, 2013
NNSA Grant Award: "Addressing the Shortage and Quality of Cybersecurity Workers through Relevant and Dynamic Training"
Luay A. Wahsheh, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Computer Science, was awarded by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) in the amount of $320,000 for the project period September 23, 2013 through September 27, 2014. Dr. Wahsheh is the lead on this collaborative initiative with the University of the Virgin Islands, Bowie State University, North Carolina A&T State University, Voorhees College and Sandia National Laboratories.
October 3, 2013
NSF Grant Award:Cyber Service Training and Education at Norfolk State University
Jonathan M Graham, Ph.D., Information Assurance - Research, Education and Development Institute (IA-REDI) Director and Professor of Computer Science, received third year funding in the amount of $409,298 for the period September 1, 2013 through August 31, 2014. Dr. Cheryl Hinds, Dr. Luay A Wahsheh, both Assistant Professors of Computer Science, Dr. Aftab Ahmad, Associate Professor of Computer Science and Dr. Aurelia T. Williams, Associate Professor and Chair of Computer Science all serve as Co-PIs on this grant.
IC Norcom Cybersecurity Club
Dr. Cheryl Hinds and Dr. Jonathan Graham created a cybersecurity club at IC Norcom High School in Portsmouth, VA. This club is to inspire the high school students towards careers in cybersecurity. We offer hands-on learning experience through games and exercises to peak their interest in addressing real-world future cyber challenges.
Computer Science Papers Presented
Dr. Chung-Chu (George) Hsieh, professor of computer science and graduate program coordinator, along with former and current graduate students, had three refereed papers published by three constituent conferences of the 2013 World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering and Applied Computing: G. Hsieh and E. Nwafor, "A Self-Protecting Security Framework for CDA Documents," in Proc. 2013, International Conference on Security and Management, July 2013. E. Nwafor presented the paper; G. Hsieh, D. Paruchuri, C. Steward, E. Nwafor and D. Gadam, "Lessons Learned: Porting Java Applications to Android," in Proc. 2013 International Conference on Software Engineering Research and Practice, July 2013; and R. Mullapudi and G. Hsieh, "A Monitored Student Testing Application Using Cloud Computing," In Proc. 2013 International Conference on Frontiers in Education: Computer Science and Computer Engineering.
July 25, 2013
Research and Engineering Cyber Operations Intelligence Lab (RECOIL)
Sandia National Laboratories held a training event for the consortium students from Norfolk State University, Bowie State University, North Carolina A&T University, Voorhees College, University of the Virgin Islands to learn about cyber incident response and forensic investigation and analysis.
Hosted the 1st Southside Infragard Meeting
Dr. Aurelia Williams and Dr. Jonathan Graham facilitated the meeting. The meeting introduced business leaders and FBI law enforcement officials to the cybersecurity facilities and cybersecurity activities at NSU. Plans are on the way to partner with Infragard to host STOP. THINK. CONNECT awareness day and a Massie cybersecurity conference at NSU.
June 26, 2013
NetLab+ Appliance Installation and Training
The Department of Computer Science hosted an 8 day, hands-on training workshop on the design, installation, configuration and use of virtual machines in an online environment and the NetLab+ Appliance. Training held May 28-Jun 6, attended by NSU CS faculty and students. Presented by Jesse Varsalone, author of Defense Against the Black Arts.
June 8, 2013
Computer Diagnostic Chechups at The Alpha Kappa Alpha Health Fair
Dr. Aurelia Williams provided Computer Diagnostic Checkups at the Health Fair in Portsmouth, Virginia. A booth was provided where members of the public could have security checkups performed on their computers.
Norfolk State University hosted an NNSA sponsored bootcamp, which included students from University of the Virgin Islands, Bowie State University, Voorhees College and Norfolk State University. Topics covered in this camp included memory forensics using Volatility, reverse engineering using OllyDbg, packet capturing using Wireshark and digital forensics using Autopsy/Sleuthkit.
Cyber Security & Digital Forensics Bootcamp
Our IA-REDI team sponsored a three day cyber-security and digital forensics training bootcamp to prepare students for cyber competitions. The event consisted of students from, NSU, Bowie State University, Voorhees College, the University of the Virgin Islands.
May 24-26, 2013
CS Faculty Represented IA-REDI in Community Health Fair
Dr. Aurelia T. Williams, Associate Professor and Chair of Computer Science performed Computer Diagnostic Check-Ups at the Community Health Fair sponsored by Gamma Delta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and Community Presbyterian Church, Portsmouth, VA.
May 20, 2013
CS Faculty Recognized
Dr. Chung-Chu (George) Hsieh, professor of computer science and graduate program coordinator was awarded the NSU 2013 Distinguished University Faculty of the Year, NSU/CSET Star Award, and the NSU/CSET Outstanding Research Mentor Award (2012-2013).
NSU Host ADMI Conference
The 2013 Association of Computer/Information Sciences and Engineering Departments at Minority Institutions (ADMI) Symposium was hosted by NSU in Virginia Beach, VA. The symposium highlighted undergraduate and graduate research with particular interest on innovations in the computing field. Attending HBCU's included: Mississippi Valley State, Winston Salem State, University of District of Columbia, Howard University, Hampton University, Elizabeth City State, Jackson State and Florida A&M.
April 11-13, 2013
CS Faculty Keynote Speaker
Dr. Aftab Ahmad was the Keynote Speaker for joint session of Communications and Networking Symposium and Annual Simulation Symposium in the Spring Simulation Multi-conference 2013, San Diego, CA.
April 11, 2013
CS Faculty Participated in Local Stem Festival
Dr. Luay A. Wahsheh, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, participated in the STEM Festival at Cuffee Library in Chesapeake, Virginia. He conducted hands-on cyber security exercises for participating students.
April 8, 2013
Dominion Enterprises 5th Annual Hack-a-Thon Award
Computer Science students Jasmine Blunt, Darryl Walden, Justin Glymph, Sean Michael Galvin and Ashley Hall represented Norfolk State University in the recent Dominion Enterprises 5th Annual Hack-a-Thon. The students were assigned to develop a web application for ForRent.com during the 2-day competition, and won the "Cleanest Code" award. Their code will be implemented into the live online site.
April 8, 2013
Dr. Clarence V. Cuffe Library hosting STEM fair
Dr. Luay Wahsheh participated in the STEM Festival at Cuffee Library in Chesapeake, Virginia. In this festival, he conducted hands-on cybersecurity exercises for K-12 students.
April 6, 2013
Students Attend NSBE Conference
Computer Science students participate in 2013 National Society of Black Engineers Conference held in Indianapolis, IN. Faculty, staff, and students manned exhibits advertising the computer science programs. Program literature, applications, and other resources were distributed.
March 27-31, 2013
ARTSI 2013 Robotics Competition and Conference
IA students participated in ARTSI 2013 Robotics Competition and Conference hosted at Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD. Other highlights include: Robotics Competition, Computer Science Olympiad, Faculty and Student Oral Presentations and Student Poster Session.
March 25, 2013
Landstown High School visit
Dr. Luay Wahsheh assisted Dr. Cheryl Hinds with hands-on cybersecurity exercises, taught to VA Beach High School students.
March 18, 2013
CS Faculty Assisted with Community TechFest
Dr. Luay A. Wahsheh, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, assisted with the Community TechFest event, which included hands-on training and demonstrations for middle, high, and college-age students, and educators. He provided hands-on activities in a session titled "Digital Forensics and Cyber Security".
Ethical Hacking Workshop
Team IA-REDI Hosted a 2-day Ethical Hacking Workshop presented by Jesse Varsalone, author of Defense Against the Black Arts. The training was held on campus and attended by NSU faculty and students.
January 26-27, 2013
Jesse Varsalone Tech Talk
Mr. Varsalone attend the IA centers weekly seminar to talk to students about the career field of an ethical Hacker.
January 25, 2013