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“Introduction to Computer Science” for high school student

 

The Activity & Cultural Committee in Computer Science department chaired by Dr. Israa Omran had organized a lecture entitled “Introduction to Computer Science” for high school student. Dr. Israa introduced the Computer Science major and explained how this field can be special and stimulate their creativity.

 

 

After Dr. Israa presentation, HAMAD ESSA AL-RUJAIB high school science team presented a robotic show. The school science team holds a silver medal from Intel Science Talent Search. The show included three chemical robotic projects by the young talented students.

 

 

Finally, Dr. Ali Ansari, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, gave a small speech where he highlighted the importance of sciences in our lives and encouraged the students to join GUST.

 

After the presentation, students joined Ms. Afrah Zuraij, Student Recruitment & Outreach Officer, and CS club members for a tour around the GUST campus.

 

Cognitive Cars and Smart Roads- Applications, Challenges and Solutions

 

Date: Monday 30/3/2015

Time:12:30pm

 

Prof. Azzedine Boukerche presented a very interesting seminar about Cognitive Cars and Smart Roads. Prof. Boukerche succeeded to attract many Computer Science Students and faculty members from different departments with this controversial and exciting topic.

 

Azzedine Boukerche is a Full Professor and holds a Senior Canada Research Chair Tier-1 position at the University of Ottawa. He is the Scientific Director of NSERC-DIVA Strategic Research Network and Director of PARADISE Research Laboratory at Ottawa U. Prior to this, he held a faculty position at the University of North Texas, USA. He worked as a Senior Scientist at the Simulation Sciences Division, Metron Corporation located in San Diego. He spent a year as a visiting scientist at the JPL/NASA-California Institute of Technology where he contributed to a project centered about the specification and verification of the software used to control interplanetary spacecraft operated by JPL/NASA Laboratory.

 

Abstract

Future generations of Vehicular Networks and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) will play an important role in providing transport services more effectively and more securely. The next stage in ITS development will be greatly influenced by the integration of distributed systems and architectures, as well as by open and common standards and service-oriented architectures.

This talk will consist in an overview about the major research projects related to the design of “cognitive” cars and smart roads applications, which we are currently investigating at the DIVA Strategic Research Network and PARADISE Research Laboratory, University of Ottawa. Next we shall focus on the main challenges, design issues and discuss some results obtained recently. Finally, if time permits, we will talk about LIVE testbed, a convergence of distributed simulation, wireless multimedia and vehicular sensor technologies we are developing at DIVA and PARADISE Research Laboratory for an urban vehicular grid. This testbed will facilitate and enable us to evaluate and design new protocols and applications for future generations of wireless communication, vehicular and sensor network technologies.

 

 

Towards More Secure Object-Oriented Programming Languages 

 

Date: Monday 23/3/2015

Time: 12:00pm 

 

ABSTRACT

 

The use of software is increasingly covering most aspects of our daily life. Businesses, governments, and individuals are becoming heavily dependent on software. Security vulnerabilities in software are very common and the problem is growing. The presence of vulnerabilities in source code may lead to devastating consequences such as loss of reputation, intellectual property, and sensitive information, among others. A software security vulnerability can result in denial of service (availability), unauthorized disclosure (confidentiality), unauthorized destruction or modification (integrity) of information and information systems.  Therefore, secure software development has received mounting attention in recent years due to the rise of security breaches attributed to software problems. There have been several efforts to address software security during the software development lifecycle: security requirements, security modeling, security testing, security processes, static and dynamic analysis tools, etc. However, there has been no or little research done in the area of secure programming languages. It is believed that language–level support for secure coding warrants further attention and investigation. The presentation will attempt to shed light on the requirements, in terms of language constructs, that must be available in popular and widely used object-oriented programming languages (OOPLs) to build secure software. The presentation will focus on the most common security vulnerabilities in OOPLs and proposals for mitigation strategies in terms of language-level constructs and mechanisms to address these vulnerabilities.

 

date: Mon, 03/10/2014

The GUST Computer Science Department in GUST organized a seminar entitled “Why should I study Computer Science?” for high school students presented by Dr. Taher Ali, Assistant Professor, followed by a tour around the campus.

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date: Mon, 04/21/2014

GUST Computer Science Department held an Award Ceremony for the outstanding Computer Science students with a GPA higher than 3.5 for the 2012-2013 year. The department also awarded the participants of the programing contest and computer science...

 
date: Sat, 04/05/2014

The Computer Science department organized the first programming contest for students held on Saturday 5th of April 2014.

The contest started at 1:30am and lasted for 3 hours of competing.Six trained programming teams participated in...

 
date: Wed, 10/15/2014

The Computer Science (CS) Department organized a “CS Day” for the students to introduce them to the major and raise awareness about the program. Professor Ghassan Aouad, VP of Academic Affairs, Dr. Ali Ansari, Dean of the College of...

 
date: Wed, 10/29/2014

MISHREF, Kuwait – October 29, 2014. Gulf University for Science and Technology (GUST) students participated in the 2nd Kuwait Collegiate Programming Contest (KCPC) in a fierce competition between 13 teams in which they were able to not...

 

GUST is sponsoring the 14th International Conference on Hybrid Intelligent Systems on December 14th to 16th

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