College of Engineering and Computer Sciences News Archive

Jacqueline Brown, a Marshall University senior, has received a National Defense Education Program SMART (Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation) Scholarship. As part of the program, Brown will participate in a summer internship at a Department of Defense facility and receive civilian job placement after graduation with the Department of Defense, in addition to a stipend and scholarship.

Dr. Wael Zatar, dean of Marshall University’s College of Engineering and Computer Sciences (CECS), has been appointed to become the founding chair of the National Standing Committee on Innovative Highway Structures and Appurtenances of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) of the National Academies. The committee has been formed to address all aspects of applications of fiber-reinforced polymer composites in transportation structures. They will focus on building information modeling and structures such as bridges, maintenance, buildings, pipes, sign and luminaire support poles, and guard rails.

Marshall University student Gregory Hart, who is studying mechanical engineering in the College of Engineering and Computer Sciences, was recently accepted into the master’s degree program in design and development for mechanical and automotive engineering (DDM) program at the Esslingen University of Applied Science in Esslingen, Germany. The DDM program is taught in English and focuses on the design and development of complex engineering systems. It encourages students to work in interdisciplinary and international teams.

Marshall University faculty members Dr. Cong Pu and Dr. Haroon Malik, who both teach computer science in the College of Engineering and Computer Sciences, have been awarded EPSCoR Seed Grants from the NASA West Virginia Space Grant Consortium. Dr. Imtiaz Ahmed, who teaches electrical engineering, was awarded the Research Initiation Grant.

Marshall University graduate student Govind Yatnalkar, who is studying computer science in the College of Engineering and Computer Sciences, received the “Best Paper Award” of the International Conference on Emerging Data and Industry 4.0. The award was announced April 8.

Dr. Wael Zatar, J.H. Fletcher Professor and dean of the College of Information Technology and Engineering at Marshall University, has been named the 2019 West Virginia Outstanding Civil Engineering Educator of the Year by the West Virginia Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Marshall University’s Dr. Wael Zatar and Dr. Haroon Malik presented two papers at the 12th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring (IWSHM 2019) Sept. 10-12 at Stanford University in California. Zatar, dean of the College of Information Technology and Engineering, and Malik, assistant professor in the Weisberg Division of Computer Science, were among more than 400 experts from across the globe who attended the workshop.

Marshall University’s Dr. Wael Zatar, dean of the College of Information Technology and Engineering, served as chair of the Technical Session on Bridge Loads and Fatigue Analysis at the 10th Annual New York Bridge Conference in New York City. He also presented a paper titled “Application of heat straightening repair of impacted highway steel bridge girder” in the Technical Session on Asset Management of Bridges.

Marshall University’s Weisberg Division of Computer Science will host a one-day public workshop, “Workforce Revolution: Building Skills, Building Minds,” presented by ACT | The App Association. The event aims to bring local lawmakers, leaders, educators and students together to explore the benefits of workforce development in computer science and computer science education.

Marshall University’s Department of Geography and Center for Environmental, Geotechnical and Applied Science are teaming up with Marshall Athletics to conduct weather research from the roof of Joan C. Edwards Stadium, on the top of the stadium’s press box.