Dr Chakib Chraibi

I am currently the Dean of the School of Computer Information Systems. I am very glad to have the opportunity to serve Virginia International University students and help them accomplish their educational and professional goals to become globally competent professionals and leaders in the computer technology field. These are exciting times to be in the technology field as it is constantly emerging. It is the fastest growing field in the world, according to the US Bureau of Labor and Statistics, as computer technology has become ubiquitous and opportunities have broadened considerably.

Read the rest of this entry

Deepak Gyawali.

Mr. Deepak Gyawali is the recipient of a 2018 Google Developer Challenge Scholarship. The scholarship is a partnership between Udacity and Google to provide resources for people to meet current development demands.

The scholarship program is structured in two parts:

Phase 1: Challenge Scholarships

The first phase of this scholarship provides 3-months of access to one of four Udacity courses: Intro to HTML + CSS, Offline Web Applications, Android Basics and Developing Android Apps. Scholarship recipients in these courses will receive a robust community experience supported by dedicated Community Managers, Udacity mentor support, and a chance to qualify for a full Nanodegree scholarship.

Phase 2: Nanodegree Scholarship

The top 10% students who complete Phase 1 earn an additional 6-month scholarship to one of four Nanodegree Programs: Front-End Web Developer, Mobile Web Specialist, Android Basics Nanodegree and Android Developer. The full-scholarships will include project reviews, mentor-ship and community support.

Please congratulate and wish Mr. Gyawali good luck!

As an Internet of Things (IoT) user you should read this article to know how the top IoT providers such as IBM Watson, Google and Amazon manage the resources they are using. The full paper was published in the International Journal of Development Research’s December 2017 issue. To read the digital copy please visit IJDR website.

Read the rest of this entry

Greetings SCIS students:

On behalf of the School of Computer information Systems, I wish you a very Happy New Year.  I hope this year is the breakthrough one and your resolutions and dreams finally turn into reality.  In the meantime, I would like to welcome you or welcome you back to the School of Computer Information Systems (SCIS) at Virginia International University.

Read the rest of this entry

Teaching at VIU has been a major event in my life allowing me to professionally transfer the knowledge and prepare students to realize their dreams, succeed in their future endeavors and make a difference. At VIU, I interact with highly enlightened and talented faculty, staff and students from all over the globe, which constantly motivates me to stay current in the IT and hone my skills to stay ahead of the curve. One of the things that I really appreciate about VIU is that you are encouraged to reach your maximum potential based on your capabilities where there is no inherent limitations from the university and everyone can go as far as their capabilities will take them.

My teaching strategy centered on student engagement, problem solving along with content retention. I strive to provide the necessary conditions to enable students to communicate and engage effectively with the subject matter in the classroom, online or via participating in tech events. Additionally, intensive hands-on is a significant part of this strategy where students are encouraged to engage in a cycle of trying, failing and trying again. I bring over 12 years of strong technical experience and training combined with academic background that includes a PhD and MS degrees in Computer Science from The George Washington University and graduate certificate in Cyber Security. My interest spans the broad area of big data, artificial intelligence, cyber security, digitalization and innovation. The objective is to leverage this blend and transfer it to the students to bring them up to speed and set them apart in the job market.