Dr. Al-Hammoshi (left) and Dr. Chraibi (right) are instructors in VIU’s STEM boot camps

This summer, VIU’s School of Computer Information Systems offered a first-time STEM boot camp geared to Washington, D.C-area high schools students in grades 9 to 12. The STEM boot camp was designed to challenge and engage high school students interested in the cutting-edge fields of Cybersecurity, Coding and Artificial Intelligence. The VIU Summer STEM boot camp proved to be a success in its first year enrolling a total of 40 participants in three sessions offered in June and July.

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Dr.Chakib-ChraibiDr. Chakib Chraibi, Dean of the School of Computer Information Systems at Virginia International University was interviewed by Catherine Read on her TV show, April 13, 2018, about the Artificial Intelligence (AI) revolution.   Dr. Chraibi define AI as the ability of a machine to perform cognitive functions associated with the human mind, such as perceiving, reasoning, learning and problem solving. Dr. Chraibi spoke with Catherine about how AI will impact our society and culture in the years to come.

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Since I came in with a different technical background in my undergraduate studies, taking up Computer Science as my major has been very tough and challenging. At VIU, I was provided a path where I can ease my self into the computer science major. I felt the curriculum was very well setup.  The program offers different and various courses, which made me expand my knowledge and exposure. The most standing point is the fact that professors, not only taught according to the curriculum, but also according to the job market.  Their guidelines about what the job market is expecting and what I need to do helped me succeed.

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Son Nguyen

I am currently the Academic Coordinator for the School of Computer Information Systems at Virginia International University. I have earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and a Master of Science in Information Systems from VIU. Prior to working at VIU, I taught computer software courses, have worked as a technician at VMEP in Vietnam, as well as worked in the web development field.

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Distinguished Speaker Series

The SCIS invites Mr. Prem Jadhwani, CEO & President, Intellectual Point, to discuss Information Technology (IT) certifications and help students in gaining a deeper knowledge on how to keep up with the rapidly evolving technological changes they face.

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