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The TSYS School of Computer Science serves the educational needs of students of the university in the area of computing and the specific educational needs of the businesses and industries in our community. Computing plays a large part in the educational experience of each student at Columbus State University, with the School of Computer Science is committed to playing a leadership role in this process. The school maintains programs for its majors that are current, viable, and applicable to the computing technologies and the technologies of the present and future. And because we serve the community in which we live, we maintain contact with the computing entities of our region, and strive to provide the educational opportunities needed to keep those entities viable for the future.

Columbus State University has been recognized among:

Best Online Computer Science Degree Programs 2015 -  (#40 nationally)

Best Colleges for Online Master's Degrees in Computer Science - (#10 nationally)

The secret of joy in work is contained in one word - excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.

Pearl Buck


  • ACM Student Organization and the TSYS School of Computer Science to host FLL SuperRegional (January 10th)
  • Spring ROAR for new students - Jan. 7th (1:15pm)
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  • Regions Bank Fieldtrip (October 14th)
  • STE(A)M : Columbus Civic Center - Tuesday, Wednesday (5-9pm))
  • National Cyber Security Awareness Month!  activities to be announced soon.
    • CyberSecurity Awareness CISO Panel Discussion - Wednesday(October 15) 1-2 pm, Davidson Auditorium
      CyberSecurity Awareness CISO Panel Discussion - Wednesday(October 15) 3-4 pm, Davidson Auditorium
      CyberSecurity Awareness GBI talk - Thursday(October 16) 11 am -12 pm, Davidson Auditorium
      CyberSecurity Awareness GBI talk - Thursday(October 16) 1:30-2:30 pm, Davidson Auditorium
  • Troy Woods (CEO TSYS) talk - Thursday(October 16) 11 am -12 pm, CCT Auditorium
  • Graduate Research Conference - October 16th, 2014, Cunningham Center
    • 2:45–4:00 = Panel Session 3 (Karels, McCormick, Romano)
    • 4:15–5:45 = Panel Session 3 (HillaryFleenor, Nguyen)
  • Discovery Day for High School Seniors - October 18, Saturday (9-11 am)
  • HackTheLibrary - Oct. 25-26
  • IBM Mastering the mainframe Competition -
  • ACM Programming Competition: November 15, 2014
  • GA Undergraduate Research Conference: November 15, 2014
  • ACM MidSoutheast : November 14, 2014
  • Over thirty-five teachers from Muscogee County School District attended a three day K-12 Teacher Workshop on Computing in the Classroom - June 10-12, 2014
  • "First Friday" Hackathon – Columbus, Ga - Hosted by Stand And Stretch and Shaffer Labs (334 13th St at the Village on 13th, Columbus) - First Friday of month, at 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Activ8 iTech Computing Camps for ages 8-11 and ages 11-14 will continue again in Summer 2015. [Fifteen camps were held in 2014 (attended by over 200 students)]

  • Computational Thinking Workshop for incoming STEM freshmen (Aug. 4-8, 2014)

Awards / Recognition

  • Dr. Jianhua Yang research paper titled "RTT-based Random Walk Approach to Detect Stepping-Stone Intrusion" has been accepted by IEEE conference AINA 2015.
  • Computer Science Graduate Student Trang Nguyen will present her research paper "Using Unrestricted Mobile Sensors to Infer Tapped and Traced User Inputs" at the International Conference on Information Technology - New Generations (ITNG), April 2015.
  • Dr. Rania Hodhod and Graduate Student Hillary Fleenor have had their chapter proposal, "Assessment of Learning and Technology: Computer Science Education," accepted for the upcoming book, "Handbook of Research on Learning Outcomes and Opportunities in the Digital Age."
  • Dr. Shamim Khan will present his research paper (co-authored with alumnus Rojin Aliehyaei) "Ant Colony Optimization, Genetic Programming and a Hybrid Approach for Credit Scoring: A Comparative Study" at the 8th International Conference on Software, Knowledge, Information Management and Applications (SKIMA 2014) to be held from 18 to 20 December 2014.
  • Computer Science student c's team finished 3rd out of over 25 teams in the TracerFire forensic training competition at the Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC) in New Orleans on December 8-9, 2014.
  • Computer Science student Trang Nguyen was awarded first place for her research at the Graduate level "Using Unrestricted Mobile Sensors to Infer Tapped and Traced User Inputs"; Jonathan Tew, Nicolas Polhamus, and Robert King were awarded second place at the Graduate level for their research "Exploring RFID Technology for An Environmental Learning Center", and Jaccob Mobbs was awarded first place at the Undergraduate level for his research "Applying Traditional Malware Detection Methods to Detect Metamorphic, Mobile Android Malware" at the ACM Midsoutheast Conference November 13 – 14, 2014.
  • Computer Science students Naomi Foley, Cherie Corning, Josh Staples, and Dominique Tillman presented their research at the Georgia Undergraduate Research Conference, November 14 – 15, 2014
  • The team of Computer Science students William Fowler, Joshua Jones, and Donghwa Shin finished 25th out of over 100 teams from  the Southeast at the ACM Programming Competition at Georgia Tech on November 15, 2014. Also competing were Kyle Fike, Ramon Johnson, Andrew Anderson, Nate Gibson, Robert King, Frank Martinez, Jaclyn Farrar, Jared Cerbin, and Nicolas Polhamus.
  • The CSU team consisting of  Trang Nguyen, Ramon Johnson, Nate Gibson, and Robert King were among over 200 participates in the Univ. Connecticut CyberSeed competition on October 20-21, 2014.
  • Computer Science Graduate Students Hillary Fleenor, Trang Nguyen,  Heath McCormick, and Charles Karels presented their research papers at the Dr. Gregory P. Domin Graduate Research Conference, October 15-16, 2014.
  • Dr. Jianhua  Yang,  presented his research paper titled "Enhance Learning through Developing Network Security Hands-on Lab for Online Student" at the InfoSecCD 2014 Conference in Kennnesaw, GA.
  • Dr. Hoda Mehrpouyan presented her research paper, "Formal Verification of Complex Systems based on SysML Functional Requirements",at the Annual Conference of the Prognostics and Health Management Society 2014.
  • Dr. Angkul Kongmunvattana will present his research paper titled "Efficient Checkpoint Creation for MPI-based HPC Application Programs" at the CAINE 2014 27th International Conference on Computer Applications in Industry and Engineering (
  • Dr. Rania Hodhod presented her research paper titled "Toward Generating 3D Games with the Help of Commonsense Knowledge and the Crowd" at the EXAG Workshop at the Tenth Annual AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment (
  • Computer Science Graduate Student Hillary Fleenor  presented a research paper in collaboration with Dr. Rania Hodhod and undergraduate Syedali Nabi , "Adaptive Augmented Reality Serious Game to Foster Problem Solving Skills" at the  Workshop on Hyperrealistic Intelligent Environments 2014 in Shanghai (using Skype).
  • Computer Science Graduate Student Trang Nguyen presented her research paper, "Using Unrestricted Mobile Sensors to Infer Tapped and Traced User Inputs," at the Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education (
  • The TSYS School of Computer Science was spotlighted in the TSYS webcast - A Culture of Innovation
  • 2014 SCHOLASTIC HONORS CONVOCATION winners: Geoffrey Platta, Cedric Searcy, Jordon Huffman, Tyler Hoffman, Trang Nguyen, Dr.Chouchane