College of Engineering and Computer Sciences News Archive

Online master’s degree programs in computer science, cybersecurity, information systems now available
The College of Engineering and Computer Sciences at Marshall University will add three online master’s degree programs in the fall of 2020.
Student receives SMART Scholarship
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.
Zatar appointed founding chair of prestigious national transportation committee
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.
Engineering student accepted into master’s program at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences in Germany
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.
Faculty members receive grants from NASA West Virginia Space Consortium for drone research projects
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.
Computer science student honored at International Conference on Emerging Data and Industry
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.
Zatar named West Virginia Outstanding Civil Engineering Educator of the Year
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.
Zatar and Malik present at 12th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring
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.
Zatar chairs sessions and presents at 10th Annual New York Bridge Conference
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.
Workshop to focus on boosting computer science education, workforce development in West Virginia
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.