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Coding 101: Hello World!

#include <stdio.h>
/* Hello */ int main(void) { printf("WELCOME to the TSYS School of Computer Science"); return 0; }

— Programming Language: C

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.

How do you create a computer program to solve a problem? Start by thinking about how a human would solve it, then think about how to make a computer replicate this process.

Christopher C. Whitehead


  • 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 (Abstracts due Oct. 21st) : November 14, 2014
  • ACM Student Organization and the TSYS School of Computer Science to host FLL Robotics Regional (November 22nd) and SuperRegional (January 10th or 17th)
  • 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

  • Computer Science Graduate Students Hillary Fleenor, Trang Nguyen, Brian Romano, Heath McCormick, and Charles Karels will present their research papers at the Dr. Gregory P. Domin Graduate Research Conference, October 15-16, 2014.
  • Dr. Jianhua  Yang,  will present 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 will present 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