Cyberweek Session Visit

Cyberweek Session Visit

I had the chance to join the Security & Resiliency of Mobile and the Internet-of-Things (IoT) at 1776 company on October 17th. It was my pleasure to join the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) in a round-table discussion to explore cybersecurity implications of the convergence of mobility and the IoT. […]

Meet MISM student Quang Trinh

Meet MISM student Quang Trinh

I had a quiet, peaceful, and simple life back in my home country of Vietnam. There weren’t many challenges for me there. I heard about Virginia International University after searching for a universities in Virginia that offered a major I wanted to pursue. After taking into consideration tuition, my area of interest, and activities offered […]

The 2017 ICCT Overview

The 2017 ICCT Overview

The School of Computer Information Systems at Virginia International University recently hosted their Second Annual International Conference on Computing and Technology on November 3rd and 4th. The Conference welcomed the academic community and professionals from across the globe to share their knowledge on various topics in computer science and information technology.         […]

Dr. Hammoshi at DC’s Cyberweek Summit

Dr. Hammoshi at DC’s Cyberweek Summit

Dr. Mayyada Al Hammoshi attended DC’s Cyberweek Summit at John Hopkins University. The summit was about the integrated cyber which a premier cyber conference is bringin together the Integrated Adaptive Cyber Defense (IACD), Automated Indicator Sharing (AIS) and information sharing. The event provided a forum of collaboration and technical exchange to support the adoption of […]

Meet the SCIS Team: Mr. Koorosh Azhandeh

Meet the SCIS Team: Mr. Koorosh Azhandeh

I am a PhD Candidate (ABD) in Computer Science at the Catholic University of America. I received a MS in Computer Science from the Catholic University of America, a BS in Communication Science with a Minor in Technology of Communication from Universita della Svizzera Italiana, Switzerland, and a BA in English Literature and Translation from […]

Dr. Hammoshi to present at ICCT 2017!

Dr. Hammoshi to present at ICCT 2017!

Dr. Mayyada Al Hammoshi will be presenting at the 2017 International Conference on Computing and Technology. “The paper is about Internet of Things security hazards. It explains the security risks, challenges and vulnerabilities then offers some general and technical recommendations to protect end users and devices from these sort of problems.” Full abstract: Internet of […]

Dr. Osama Morad’s recent publication

Dr. Osama Morad’s recent publication

Dr. Osama Morad, SCIS Adjunct faculty member, has published, in collaboration with others, a paper titled “Computer-based technology and student engagement: a critical review of the literature.” The paper has been published in the International Journal of Education Technology in Higher Education. The paper reviews how software, games, blogs and social networking sites influence student […]

Featured event with one of the “fathers” of the Internet

Featured event with one of the “fathers” of the Internet

The Dean of the School of Computer Information Systems, Dr. Chakib Chraibi, attended the NVTC Data Center and Cloud Infrastructure Committee Meeting on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at Dominion Energy in Herndon, VA. The event featured Bob Kahn, one of the “fathers” of the Internet.  Bob Kahn discussed the concept of Digital Object Identifier System […]

Distinguished Speaker Series

Distinguished Speaker Series

Dr. Jim Jones (GMU) will be speaking on Monday, October 23, 2017 from 1:30 to 2:30 pm in room 301 at Virginia International University. The title of his talk is “Digital Data Persistence and Decay – How can digital forensics investigators recover deleted files?” Dr. Jim Jones is an Associate Professor in the Computer Forensics […]

ICCT Speaker: Kari Larsen

ICCT Speaker: Kari Larsen

Kari Larsen Counsel Reed Smith LLP Ms. Kari Larsen will be speaking at the ICCT on November 3rd. The title of her talk is: Blockchain/ICOs: Implications in the IT world. Kari is an expert on digital/cyber issues, primarily cutting-edge matters dealing with blockchain and cryptocurrency. Her presentation is on blockchain, Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), the […]

Dr. Chakib Chraibi attended the DC DATACON

Dr. Chakib Chraibi attended the DC DATACON

The Dean of the School of Computer Information Systems, Dr. Chakib Chraibi, attended the 2017 DC DataCon held in the Marvin Center at the George Washington University on October 3 – 4. DC DATACON seeks to inspire conversation on the direction Data Science will take in years to come and bring together nearly 1,000 stakeholders in the […]

National Cyber Security Awareness Month

National Cyber Security Awareness Month

  The School of Computer Information Science is excited to announce that Virginia International University is now a partner in the Department of Homeland Security Stop.Think.Connect.™ Campaign’s Academic Alliance. STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ is the global online safety awareness campaign to help all digital citizens stay safer and more secure online. October is National Cyber Security […]

SCIS at the Google Cloud Platform Event

SCIS at the Google Cloud Platform Event

Dr. Faisal Alsaby attended the Google Cloud Plat form Event in Washington, D.C. on September 19th. The free training event was attended by a large number of individuals from executives to IT decision makers including a small group of SCIS students. The event was an ideal opportunity to explore cloud infrastructure and in particular the […]

Dr. Saya Sone’s upcoming speaking engagements!

Dr. Saya Sone’s upcoming speaking engagements!

Dr. Saya Sone is presenting at the following events. To register, follow the links below. On Tuesday, September 26th she will give a talk titled “Agile is About Commitment (Not Time) Management.” The workshop will be focused on understanding how the agile mindset, principles, and practices can help in managing commitments in an often chaotic […]

Occupational Specialists needed!

Occupational Specialists needed!

The School of Computer Information Systems at VIU is looking for specialists who would be willing to assist us by reviewing our programs. We are looking for experienced professionals in the following fields: computer science, information systems and management, information technology, and software engineering. Qualified individuals should hold a Master’s degree or higher and live […]

MS Excel Series #2

MS Excel Series #2

The SCIS will be hosting the second in a series of workshops that will educate students, faculty and staff about MS Excel. The workshop will expand on the basic functions covered last time and delve into the more detailed capabilities. The only requirement we have is that you bring your own laptop. If you ever wanted to […]

Spring 2016 Add/Drop Period and New Student Check in

Spring 2016 Add/Drop Period and New Student Check in

Please be advised that VIU’s Spring 2016 Add/Drop Period and New Student Check in has been extended through Friday January 29, 2016. This extension was made because of the inclement weather and school closings required this week. Let me know if you have any questions or concerns kazhandeh@viu.edu

A Welcome to SCIS Students From Dean Chakib Chraibi

A Welcome to SCIS Students From Dean Chakib Chraibi

Greetings SCIS students, As we are beginning a new academic year, I would like to welcome you or welcome you back to the School of Computer Information Systems (SCIS) at Virginia International University. Our aim at SCIS is to empower you to realize your dreams, discover your passion and accomplish your educational and professional objectives […]

International Conference on Computing and Technology, November 3-4, 2017

International Conference on Computing and Technology, November 3-4, 2017

The School of Computer and Information Systems at Virginia International University is proud to host the Second International Conference on Computing and Technology. This event is designed to provide academics and professionals within the computer technology sphere, with quality educational and networking opportunities to enhance their careers and stay up-to-date in the ever-changing technological world. The conference […]

UM Issue 7: Alt-Rock Dreams

UM Issue 7: Alt-Rock Dreams

Sam Gaius is currently a VIU student studying for his Masters in Information Systems Management. He has performed at VIU Got Talent, VIU Idol, and other various events on and off-campus in the past and hopes to kick-start the VIU Music Club. UNIVERSITY MAGAZINE: What first inspired you to start singing? SAM GAIUS: Singing has […]