CSS and Digital Future Lab win Microsoft Research Connection award
June 7, 2013 -- CSS and the Digital Future Lab were recently awarded $47,500 from Microsoft Research Connection in partnership with the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts to co-develop an alternate reality game to help students develop digital literacy through creative media creation. The game was initially designed by USC as a tool to help new Cinematic Arts students acclimate to the program, and UWB was offered the opportunity to will further develop the game and extend it to support a wider range of college and K-12 students. The nature of the game requires details to remain a mystery for now, but be on the lookout for clues this summer!
CSS Graduation Recognition Dinner at Redhook Brewery
June 14, 2013 5:00-8:00pm -- Come join us for the first annual CSS Graduation Recognition Dinner at the Redhook Brewery! Food, drink, and an award ceremony highlight a relaxing evening to bring the academic year to a close. For dinner, please indicate either meat, fish, or vegetarian in your reply and any dietary restrictions. We will be happy to accommodate. Please also indicate the number of guests that you wish to bring including yourself, admission is the same per guest.
Admission will be $25 per person, payment can be in the form of:
1. A check made out to UWB with CSS in the memo
2. A donation to the UW Bothell Computing & Software Systems department athttps://secure.gifts.washington.edu/uwb/gift.asp?source_typ=2&source=elj. Please email confirmation of payment to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please RSVP to email@example.com by June 6, 2013
We hope to see you there!
Cyber Defense at Camp Murray
May 11–12 2013 -- The 3rd in a series of cyber defense exercises (Evergreen CDX) with the Washington Army National Guard will be taking place at Camp Murray, Washington and in Honolulu, HI. The “Evergreen CDX” is designed to bring practitioners in industry and government together with students to practice cybersecurity event response, mitigation, and strategy. By having practitioners from industry, government, and students from local colleges and universities we are able to foster a diverse team setting that helps promote communication, leadership, and relationships. This is increasingly important as every sector attempts to handle growing cybersecurity threats, the task of reporting events, and determining what resources are available from government agencies for additional help.This event is a collaboration between UW Bothell CSS, the CIAC, University of Hawaii, Manoa, Washington Army National Guard and the Hawaii National Guard.
Kochanski/McCarthy named Worthington Fellows
April 2013 -- Mark Kochanski and Joseph McCarthy have been named Worthington Innovation Fellows for their project "Exploration of Credentialing Learning within Current Systems". The Worthington Innovation Fellows program supports the use of technology to enhance innovation across the campus.
SPEAR Cloud Deployed
March 2013 -- CSS has just completed deployment of the first full private cloud installation at a educational institution using Microsoft technologies. The installation, which we have dubbed "SPEAR Cloud", is intended to support cybersecurity education in CSS, including our new MS in Cyber Security Engineering. We will also be supporting cyber defense exercises with external partners, the first one being with the Washington State Army National Guard in May. This deployment was enabled by a grant from Microsoft and Nathcorp.
CSS 497 Colloquium Winter 2013
1:00-2:00 Poster Sessions UW1 2nd and 3rd floor Vista
2:15-4:00 Oral Presentations: UW1-060 & UW2-221
Big Splash Cyber Defense Excercise
Oahu, Hawaii March 7–10
Big Splash Cyber Defense Exercise is a four-day event that aims to empower cyber security responders with skills and techniques to properly plan, manage, and respond to cybersecurity incidents related to critical infrastructure. This event brings practitioners and students together for 4 days of intensive learning and exercises to reinforce information assurance and cybersecurity skills as well as building networks of trust through the cyberdefense community.
For those of you who can’t make it to Hawaii…
There is also a remote team to tie in students and practitioners in Seattle through UW Bothell.
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Tracer FIRE Registration
Tracer FIRE Registration: http://csr.lanl.gov/tf/register.html
UWB CSS Hosts Tracer FIRE Cybersecurity Workshop
February 4-8, 2013 -- The CSS Program, in collaboration with Los Alamos National Laboratory, will be a regional hub for Tracer FIRE 5, a week-long hands-on computer security workshop for cyber defenders in DOE, other government agencies, critical infrastructure, and college students. The exercise consists of 2 days of intensive training, followed by a 2½-day game in which contestants are placed on a team to compete for points across multiple categories. Refreshments and professional networking opportunities will also be provided. Stay tuned for sign-up information!
Cybersecurity at Camp Murray
December 10, 2012 -- The Cyber Defense event this weekend at Camp Murray was a resounding success with over 60 participants competing using the UWB Computing and Software Systems SPEAR Cloud virtual computing environment (Security, Policy, Education, and Advanced Research Cloud). Event participants included Washington State Army and Air National Guard members, members for the National Guard Bureau (representing the central command of the National Guard) and students from high schools, all UW campuses, and as far away as EWU. The Guard is taking on the role to help state agencies and critical infrastructure and key resource partners with cybersecurity. By providing a dynamic training environment closely configured to academic programs such as the UWB Masters in Cybersecurity Engineering, we are able to reinforce the skills needed to complete the mission of today's citizen cyber soldier with additional formalized world class education from UW Bothell. This provides the best of both worlds enabling the success of Guard members in their new missions and in their professional life outside of the Guard.
This is the second of three events planned with the Army National Guard with the next event scheduled for May. This event utilizes the SPEAR Cloud of the UW Bothell Computing and Software Systems. The SPEAR Cloud is a collaborative effort between UWB CSS and the Center for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity.
Wooyoung Kim Earns NSF Grant
November 28, 2012 -- Prof. Wooyoung Kim secured $400,000 in funding from the National Science Foundation Division of Environmental Biology, Evolutionary Biology Panel for her project "RUI: Characterization of Coevolution, Adaptation, and Diversification in a Model Microbial Mutualism", in collaboration with S&T’s Kristina Hillesland.
Bioinformatics Research Presentations
November 27/29, 2012 -- BIO 393 and CSS 390 Bioinformatics students will be presenting research projects on applying Bioinformatics methods to important biological questions.
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UWB Students "Hacking" the Washington National Guard
October 22, 2012--This past weekend was the Collegiate Cyber Defense exercise with the Washington Army National Guard, where our UWB Gray Hat Society took their experience on the road to Camp Murray to provide the Red Team hackers for the exercise. This is the second time UWB students have had a chance to be on the attacking side and they did a great job against the defending Blue Team of National Guard members and students from Whatcom Community College. By participating in competition environments like this one, Guard members and students are able to move from classroom theory to an applied real world scenario, one that will be re-used for exercises with Lawrence Livermore National Labs and the Washington Army National Guard.
2011-12 was record-breaking year for UWB Computer Science bachelor degrees
October 11, 2012 -- The numbers are in, and we awarded a record number of computer science bachelors degrees last year — 6% more than the previous high (in 2003-04) and 30% more than the previous year. UWB CSS is now the second largest producer of computer science bachelors degrees in the state.
CSS Faculty and Students at the 14th Annual CCSC Northwest Regional Conference
October 5&6, 2012 -- CSS students Jack Keng-Wei Chang, Long Hoang Dang, and Jebediah Pavleas, along with CSS faculty Kelvin Sung and Joe McCarthy and Jason Bay from Glu Mobile, Inc., will be presenting the paper "Experience with Dream Coders: Developing a 2D role playing game for teaching introductory programming concepts" at the 14th Annual CCSC Northwest Regional Conference. Jack Chang and Jeb Pavleas will also be presenting a student poster, "KinectMath", prepared under the supervision of Prof. Sung and UWB Education Prof. Robin Angotti.
Kelvin Sung Earns NSF Grant
September 5, 2012 -- Prof. Kelvin Sung received a $250,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for the project, "Game-Themed CS1/2: Empowering the Faculty". He will be developing materials, training, and support structures for interested faculty members to selectively integrate game-themed content into their introductory programming courses with minimum impact on their existing curriculum. Faculty members will be able to update their courses while maintaining their existing intellectual investments and will thus be empowered to take advantage of the recent successes in game-themed CS education to further attract, engage, and retain students in introductory programming courses.
Hazel Asuncion Secures NSF Grant
August 29, 2012 -- Prof. Hazeline Asuncion secured $500,000 in funding from the National Science Foundation for her project "Tracing and Reasoning about Changing Artifacts", which is in collaboration with new CSS research faculty member Macneil Shonle. This project aims to develop lightweight and flexible technology to manage and understand changes that occur to software during the development process.
Academic Exchange Agreement Signed with Shizuoka University
August 10, 2012 -- CSS Director Michael Stiber signed an exchange agreement between CSS and the Graduate School of Informatics at Shizuoka University, Japan during a visit from Prof. Takashi Watanabe of their Department of Computer Science. This agreement, negotiated by CSS Prof. Munehiro Fukuda, provides for exchanges of researchers, faculty, and graduate students as well as research collaborations.
Bachelor of Science Degree Name Change Approved
July 6, 2012 -- UW President Michael Young today approved our BS degree's new name: Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Software Engineering. Like the change to our MS degree, we feel this improves the clarity of communication with folks outside UW.