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ACM brings together computing educators, researchers, and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources, and address the field’s challenges. As the world’s largest computing society, ACM strengthens the profession’s collective voice through strong leadership, promotion of the highest standards, and recognition of technical excellence. ACM supports the professional growth of its members by providing opportunities for life‐long learning, career development, and professional networking. Here at WSSU, we thrive on every component of ACM, from advancing research, technology, and innovation to guiding our students towards becoming excellent presenters and problem solvers.



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ACM-W supports, celebrates, and advocates internationally for the full engagement of women in all aspects of the computing field, providing a wide range of programs and services to ACM members and working in the larger community to advance the contributions of technical women.



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Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people from diverse backgrounds become more confident speakers, communicators, and leaders. Through the toastmasters program here at WSSU, students have the opportunity to improve their public speaking skills, practice writing speeches and presenting to an audience, build leadership skills, and network with others in a supportive environment.


Dr. Jones – Dr.Caldwell
Research and Project Interests
• Robotics Based Learning

Dr. Darina Dicheva
Research and Project Interests
• Human Computer Interaction, Adaptive Information Retrieval and Filtering, User Modeling
• Gamification in Education, Teaching Programming to Novices.

Other Interests
• Knowledge Networks and Management: Ontology Engineering, Semantic Web, Social Networks and Collective Intelligence, Digital Libraries
• Application of Artificial Intelligence in Education: Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Intelligent Learning Environments, Web-based Educational Systems.

Dr. Christo Dichev
Research and Project Interests
• Advanced Learning Technologies
• Open Educational Systems

Other Interests
• Semantic Web, Topic Maps
• Web Mining and Information Extraction
• Information Retrieval
• Reasoning Systems
• Logic Programming

Dr. Keith Irwin
Research and Projects

OneUp: Supporting Practical and Experimental Gamification of Learning
Motivational Factors in Educational Gamification

Dr. Debzani Deb
Research and Project Interests
• Distributed and High Performance Computing

Other Interests
• Big Data Analytics
• Cloud Computing
• Computer Science Education

Current Projects
• iBigCloud: Integrating Big Data and Cloud Computing into the Computer Science Curricula and Research
• MRS: Mobile Response System
• NSF/IEEE-TCPP Curriculum Initiative

Dr. Muztaba Fuad
Research and Project Interests
• Mobile Applications

Other Interests
• Computer Science Education
• Self-adaptive Systems
• Software Engineering

Dr. Jinghua Zhang
Research and Project Interests
• Game-Based Learning

Other Interests
• Computer Graphics
• Virtual Reality
• Computer Science Education