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Google's Developer Student Club is here at Rowan University!

Rowan University’s Computer Science department is excited to announce the addition of a new club, the Google Developer Student Club. We got a chance to sit down with the head officer of the club, M Sarosh Khan, for an interview about the club. He stated in the interview that one of the main reasons he and the other officers started the club was to take advantage of the opportunities that are available now that might not be available later down the line. Sarosh also notes that this is a good way to network with other people to expand your network. When asked about the objective of the club, Sarosh stated that he wants to focus on projects solving community problems with technology, adding that it is great experience for students who want to apply the theories they are learning in lectures to the real world.

When bringing up the vision and impact for the club at Rowan, Sarosh talked about how he wants this club to be an auxiliary club to clubs and organizations that are already on Rowan’s campus. He hopes that clubs on campus that need help with projects that include software development will reach out to them and ask for some assistance to get the ball rolling. In terms of the members of the club, Sarosh explains that anyone from any grade level can join the club, even if the person has little to no experience at all. He notes that it is a great opportunity to foster personal growth and experience with technology. When asked about the mission statement for the club, Sarosh explains that the club is a place where developers, entrepreneurs, and problem solvers come together to foster and grow their skills while working on projects within the community. He notes that this is not another classroom; this is a community of self-driven peers that are ready to help with any idea.

If you are interested in joining the club, or seek more information, you can check out their website at

Posted 2020.9.23

Dr. Heydari: Two newly accepted papers

Dr. Heydari has had two papers recently accepted by both the IEEE International Symposium on Networks, Computers and Communications as well as the National Cyber Summit. The first paper, "A New Security Framework for Remote Patient Monitoring Devices," accpeted by IEEE, details a framework that can be used for patients using wearable medical devices to ensure private and secure communications between the device and the doctor. The paper aims to mitigate any cyber-attacks that could impact the medical devices that are connected to the Internet. In the other paper, "Using Least-Significant Bit and Random Pixel Encoding with Encryption for Image Steganography," accpeted by the National Cyber Summit, details a new Steganographic encryption algorithm that is effective and secure, based on five steganalysis techniques. This paper was co-written by Dr. Andrea Lobo, Tapan Soni, and Richard Biard of Rowan University.

Posted 2020.4.3

Nhan Huynh Medallion Award

The CS Department has selected Eric Zielonka to be awarded the 2020 Nhan Huynh Medallion Award for Excellence in Computer Science. Dr. Hnatyshin will be presenting him with the award during the UPE induction ceremony held on Friday, March 6th, 2020 in Business Hall 104.  Congratulations Eric!

Congratulations to Joseph Tagliaferro and Madeline Presnell! Joseph is the recipient of the 2020 Dean’s Outstanding Senior Award and Madeline has been selected as the 2020 Department Head’s Outstanding Senior Award.

Posted 2020.03.05

Dr. Ho & Bayesian-Based Anonymization Framework against Background

Dr. Shen-Shyang Ho, along with F. Amiri, N. Yazdani, and A. Shakery: Bayesian-based Anonymization Framework against Background Knowledge Attack in Continuous Data Publishing. Transactions on Data Privacy 12(3): 197-225 (2019).

Abstract. In many real world situations, data are updated and released over time. In each release, the attributes are fixed but the number of records may vary, and the attribute values may be modified. Privacy can be compromised due to the disclosure of information when one combines different release versions of the data. Preventing information disclosure becomes more difficult when the adversary possesses two kinds of background knowledge: correlations among sensitive attribute values over time and compromised records. In this paper, we propose a Bayesian-based anonymization framework to protect against these kinds of background knowledge in a continuous data publishing setting. The proposed framework mimics the adversary’s reasoning method in continuous release and estimates her posterior belief using a Bayesian approach. Moreover, we analyze threat deriving from the compromised records in the current release and the following ones. Experimental results on two datasets show that our proposed framework outperforms JS-reduce, the state of the art approach for continuous data publishing, in terms of the adversary’s information gain as well as data utility and privacy loss.

Read the article HERE!

Lockheed Martin Co-ops available until 9/25!

Due to the pandemic in Spring 2020, applicants for the Lockheed Martin Co-op position for Spring 2021 were closed early. Now, Lockheed Martin has reopened their co-op position applications for Spring 2021! These applications are due Friday, September 25, 2020. Check out our Co-op page to view the application process for this great Co-op.

Posted 2020.9.4

Two new student camps for high schoolers within the Philadelphia and Delaware areas!


For high school students (grades 9-12) within the Greater Philadelphia Metropolitan area and Delaware schools, a new summer camp is available offered by Rowan University's Computer Science Department. This camp, the "NSA-GenCyber: GenCyber Summer Camp" will have participants exposed to the core areas of cyber science: networking, programming, and security. For participants from the Philadelphia area, this camp will take place on Rowan University's Glassboro campus. For participants within Delaware, this camp will take place on Archmere Academy's campus, located in Claymont, Delaware. If you have any questions about this, contact Dr. Vahid Heydari (

Posted 2020.4.3

The Cybersecurity NSF SFS Scholarship is available again!

The CS Department seeks applications for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Scholarship for Service (SFS). The target applicants must be full-time students entering their senior year (by Fall 2020) and pursuing the accelerated (4+1) BS/MS in CS program. The applicants are also expected to enroll in the Cybersecurity Concentration.

Applications are due by March 31st, 2020.

Click here for more information.

Posted 2019.12.05

Monica Mahon wins scholarship for Women in Cybersecurity!

Monica has been selected as a scholarship recipient to attend the 2020 Women in Cybersecurity
Conference (WiCyS). At the conference, there are going to be technical presentations and workshops, panel discussion, a career/graduate school fair, and more. The conference is being held March 12-14, 2020 in Denver (Aurora), Colorado.

Posted 2019.11.27

ProfHacks 2020: Registration: Now Open!


The Department of Computer Science at Rowan University has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Education's Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) program. 

Posted 2019.10.25

October's Featured Student Research Profiles: Matt Schofield & Gabriella Mayorga

To view their Research profiles, click the links below.

Matt's profile

Gabriella's profile

Posted 2019.10.17

Matthew Schofield Travels to Hong Kong for Research Presentation

Undergraduate student Matthew Schofield traveled to Hong Kong with Dr. Shen-Shyang Ho in June for a research presentation on detecting anomalies from flight data. Matthew was able to travel with the support from COURI, the College Office of Undergraduate Research Initiatives, a growing program that allows students to work with experts in a field they are interested in. Matthew hopes to earn a doctorate in computer science and/or become a machine learning engineer. More information on COURI and Matthew Schofield can be found here.

Posted 2019.10.11

GAANN Fellowship for AI and Cybersecurity

Dr. Bo Sun and Dr. Vasil Hnatyshin have been awarded a grant in AI and Cybersecurity amounting to $300,486 by the US Department of Education. To apply please e-mail a single PDF file with all application documents to Dr. Bo (Beth) Sun ( and Dr. Vasil Hnatyshin ( Applications are being accepted from October 1st- November 15th, 2019 and more information can be found here or on our flyer.

Posted 2019.09.24

E-Sports at Rowan

N3rd Street Gamers (NSG) recently partnered with the school to develop a $1 million gaming facility. There are plans for new curricula, internships, and gaming teams over the course of the academic calendar. Interested in more? Read about it at Rowan Today.

Posted 2019.09.13

The Computer Science Co-Op Experience

Congratulations to Monica Mahon! Her co-op experience was featured in an article in the Rowan University Student Affairs Blog "Beyond the Classroom".

Posted 2019.07.31

Summer Research by Computer Science Students

Rowan CS students present their summer research at a COURI poster session held in the Science Hall Atrium.

Posted 2019.07.25