Student Highlights

Poster Presentation & Award
On September 26, 2019, Computer Science Major Taiwo Akinnuoye gave a poster presentation, "Classification of Lung Computed Tomography (CT) Patches toward Effective Retrieval," at the 91st Annual National Technical Association Conference at Coppin State University. Out of 20 undergraduate poster presentations, Taiwo took third place. Taiwo's project was completed under the mentorship of Dr. Md Rahman, Associate Professor of Computer Science.

NTA Poster Presentation Award for Taiwo Akinnyuoe

Morgan COSC Students attend Google Campus

The following five students from Computer Science Department went to Google campus under a Tech Exchange program (HBCU West) to study for two semesters (Fall 2018 and Spring 2019) by enrolling in courses offered by faculty from other HBCUs in collaboration with Google.

  • Joshua Smith
  • Saraah Cooper
  • Morgan Whitaker
  • Demetrius Robinson
  • Michael McDonald

Computer Science student internships during summer of 2018:

The Department of Computer Science at Morgan State is pleased to send a total of 19 Computer Science students to the west cost for internships during the summer of 2018. These companies are hosting COSC students:

  • Google - 10 students
  • Facebook - 6 students
  • IBM - 1 student
  • Apple - 1 student

Applle - 1Poster Presentation:
UG Research Assistant, Rukayat Arori (Mentored by Dr. Md Rahman and funded by an ASCEND Pilot Research Grant) presented a poster, "A Diagnostic Aid for Automated Melanoma Recognition of Dermoscopic Images Using Pattern Analysis and Machine Learning Techniques in Python" in the 2017 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), Nov 1-4, Phoenix, AZ.

Poster Presentation:
UG Research Assistant, Jose Dixon (Mentored by Dr. Md Rahman and funded by an NSF HBCU UP Grant) presented a poster "Modality Detection and Classification of images from Biomedical Articles Using Image Processing and Machine Learning in Python" in the 2017 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), Nov 1-4, Phoenix, AZ.

Paper Presentation:
MS in Bioinformatics Student, Oluwole Olaku (Advisor, Dr. Md Rahman) presented a poster "Identifying Molecular Phenotypes of Urothelial Carcinoma of The Bladder" in the 15th Annual Rocky Mountain Bioinformatics Conference, December 7-9 at the Westin Hotel in Snowmass, Colorado.

Apple internship:
Undergraduate sophomore students, Cory Dashiell and Joy Elias have been accepted for paid summer (2018) internship in the Apple HQ at Cupertino under a first time Apple HBCU Sophomore Pilot Program based on faculty recommendation. (Recommended by their research mentor, Dr. Rahman).

Bioinformatics students presented poster:

Ms. Ayat Kutbi (Graduate student in Bioinformatics) and Ms. Rukayat Ariori (UG student in CS) have presented a poster "AUTOMATED MELANOMA DETECTION AS EARLY SKIN CANCER SCREENING BASED ON CLASSIFICATION OF DERMOSCOPIC IMAGES USING PATTERN RECOGNITION AND MACHINE LEARNING TECHNIQUES" in the WHBR-LSAMP Annual Summer Research Symposium, July 27, 2017 at Morgan State University. They are currently working as a Research Assistant under the guidance of Dr. Rahman for a project funded by Morgan ASCEND.

Morgan's Computer Science Department wins Google Hackathon FIRST PLACE:
Dear President Wilson,
I am delighted to mention that in the Hackathon event last Saturday organized in the Google DC offices, a team of undergraduates from Morgan's Computer Science Department, got the FIRST PLACE. I think that this is a wonderful achievement.

Also, a second team from the Computer Science Department of Morgan got an honorable mention.

Several teams from various HBCUs had participated in the hackathon event (including Howard and Hampton)

About 45 students from Morgan's computer science department participated in the Google Hackathon last weekend in DC.

We would like to thank profusely, Mr. Ujjwal Dasgupta, the Google engineer-in-residence in Morgan during the entire Fall 2016 semester who went along with the Morgan teams to the Hackathon, coached and encouraged them tremendously. Also, we would like to thank profusely Ms. April Curley of Google for her tremendous coordination and support for the past six months or so.

We would like to congratulate our students for this wonderful achievement.

Prabir Bhattacharya, Ph.D.
Chair and Professor
Computer Science Dept.

Deon-Pilar Petgrave:
The BS in Computer Science program' student have been accepted to attend Army High Performance Computing Research Center (AHPCRC) Stanford University, Stanford, CA 2015 Summer Institute June 22 - August 14, 2015

Brian Goggins:
The BS in Computer Science program' student got 2015 summer internship at ARL, Aberdeen, MD

Babatunde Fashola:
The MS in Bioinformatics Program' student got internship from Twitter to work as a Software Engineer from June 01, 2015 to August 21, 2015. During this time, he will develop applications and software for Big Data Analysis.

Terefe Mengistu and Dr. Sam Tannouri:
Thier Cannon Shooting Game Using OpenGL GLUT Library and C++ was the best presentation at the Mathematics / Computer Science Section at the 22nd Annual Undergraduate and Graduate Research Symposium Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD, April 14, 2015

Lidia S. Ferreira, Vitor F. dos Reis, Leonardo P. Ferreira and Dr. Vojislav Stojkovic:
Presented Maze Solving Problem Finch Robot - A Demonstration of the AI Reducing Search Space Concept had presentation at the Mathematics / Computer Science Section at the 22nd Annual Undergraduate and Graduate Research Symposium Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD, April 14, 2015

Babatunde O. Fashola:
Attended ACM Richard Tapia conference, "Diversity in Computing" Westin Copley Hotel, Boston, MA, February 18-21, 2015

Babatunde Fashola:
The BS in Computer Science Program' student Babatunde Fashola, MS in Bioinformatics Program' student UNCF 2014 HBCU Innovation Summit in Silicon Valley San Jose, California, November 15-17, 2014