Students

ACM
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.

ACM-W
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.

TOASTMASTERS
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.

Research Assistants
Dr. Darina Dicheva: Leads the Intelligent Information Systems Research Group at the Department of Computer Science, WSSU.
Research and Project Interests
• Human Computer Interaction, Adaptive Information Retrieval and Filtering, User Modeling
• Gamification in Education, Teaching Programming to Novices.
• 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
• Semantic Web, Topic Maps
• Web Mining and Information Extraction
• Information Retrieval
• Reasoning Systems
• Logic Programming

Dr. Keith Irwin – Darina Dichva – Christo Dichev
Research and Projects

OneUp: Supporting Practical and Experimental Gamification of Learning (Sep. 2018)
Motivational Factors in Educational Gamification (Jul. 2018)

Dr. Debzani Deb: Member of Advanced Learning Technology Lab at WSSU.
Research and Project Interests
• Big Data Analytics
• Distributed and High Performance Computing
• 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
• Computer Science Education
• Self-adaptive Systems
• Software Engineering

Dr. Jinghua Zhang
Research and Project Interests
• Game-Based Learning
• Computer Graphics
• Virtual Reality
• Computer Science Education