Archived Events

Archived Events

Past Events

Real World Crypto 2020 Symposium 

Congratulations to computer science students Tapan Soni and John Stranahan!  Tapan and John each received a $750 Student Travel Grant to attend the Real World Crypto 2020 Symposium.  RWC 2020 was held January 8-10, 2020 at Columbia University in New York City. The Real World Crypto Symposium aims to bring together cryptography researchers with developers implementing cryptography in real-world systems. The conference goal is to strengthen the dialogue between these two communities. Topics covered focus on uses of cryptography in real-world environments such as the Internet, the cloud, and embedded devices.

Posted 2020.03.15

Tapan Soni - Guest Speaker at Glassboro High School

On December 5 th CS student, Tapan Soni, was a guest speaker at Glassboro High School. In
addition to talking about the hour of code activity, which many schools do to start teaching
their students programming, Tapan discussed why programming and computer science are
extremely useful and fun. He also talked about the computer science program at Rowan
University, our Center for Cybersecurity Education and Research and lab, and our GenCyber
camps. He has been invited back for further talks at the school.

Through Tapan’s efforts, these students may now consider computer science as a career path
and choose Rowan University as their college of choice. Thank you Tapan!

Posted 2020.01.22

ProfHacks March 9-10

IEEE's annual hackathon gives participants 24 hours to make innovative hardware and software projects. The event is free and everyone is welcome. To register click here.

Rowan CS Students attend conference at Kean University!

On November 1, 2019, Kean School of Computer Science and Technology hosted the Kean’s Exploring
Research: Women in Computing conference at the Kean University campus in Union, NJ. The
conference, sponsored by Google and other organizations, was designed to introduce undergraduate
students, particularly women, to research opportunities in computer science and information

Participants attended workshops such as Research 101: Where to Begin on this Journey?; Learning How
to Network; and How to Maximize Your Chances for Graduate School as well as panel discussions
featuring women who made their careers in research. Professors from other schools discussed the
many opportunities and resources students can utilize for scholarships and grants. The conference also
featured speakers from T&T, Kean University, and IBM.

Attendees from Rowan included Alison Sylvestri, honors ECE major, Talia Tomarchio,
honors CS major, and Emily Higgins, honors CS major. 

Posted 2019.11.27

Rowan Students attend GWU Conference!

Matthew Schofield and Alex Lam attended the NSF Joint Algorithms for Threat Detection (ATD) + Algorithms for Modern Power Systems (AMPS) Annual Workshop held at The George Washington University in Washington DC on October 21 and 22. They presented their posters titled “Event Detection in Cities Represented as Evolving Graphs using Bike-Sharing Data” and "The Collection and Analysis of Bike Share Data”. Matthew and Alex’s travel was supported by the department.

Posted 2019.11.25

Rowan CS Programming Team Success!

On Saturday, November 9, 2019, Rowan University’s Computer Science department sent three teams of three programmers to compete in the International Collegiate Programming Contest. The teams, Rowan Silver, Purple, and Green, headed by Professor Darren Provine and Dr. Nancy Tinkham, traveled to Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland to compete in a regional competition. At the end of the day, Rowan Green, composed of Brian Chesko, Joseph Leclerq, and Marcus Penate, made it out as site champions. For their efforts, they were awarded a plaque for first place.

Every year, the International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) holds a contest for college students worldwide to see who can solve the most real-world problems. Teams are composed of three students representing their university to compete at their regionals. If a team solves the most problems the fastest, they win the site that they attended. To learn more about the competition, see past/future competitions, visit their website If this seems appealing to you and you want to get involved, you can email Professor Darren Provine at or Dr. Nancy Tinkham at

Posted 2019.11.11

New Graduate Student Orientation
When: Wednesday, September 18, 11am-12pm.
Location: Robinson Hall, Room 330.

The Computer Science Department is welcoming its newly admitted graduate students to a special orientation event.

It is highly recommended that both domestic and international students plan to attend. Existing graduate students and 4+1 students are also welcome. We will introduce the students to the department, information about the Master program, academic integrity policy, thesis-track graduate study and potential thesis advisors, etc. Also, this is your opportunity to meet and get to know your peers and some CS faculty members.

Posted 2019.08.13

Rowan’s Innovative Summer Cyber (RISC) Camp and Workshop

The Department of Computer Science at Rowan University is hosting two non-residential cybersecurity summer programs: the RISC Camp for High School Students and the RISC Workshop for High School Teachers.

For more information click on the following link:

Posted 2019.05.20

Rowan University Programming Contest

The Rowan University Programming Contest, hosted by the Computer Science Department, will be held Friday, May 3, 2019. More information can be found at