Marco Antonio Bustamante (on LinkedIn) is a Software Development Engineer at Yardi Systems. He graduated with his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and minors in Mathematics and Security Systems Engineering in May 2019. Prior to graduation, Marco also completed an internship with FileYourTaxes.com through the Hank Lacayo Institute Internship Program, where he developed experience in Software Engineering. In the Summer of 2018, he also worked as a Student Assistant for the Engineering Innovation Summer Bridge Program at CSUCI, where he tutored and introduced foundational concepts of Computer Science to students in the Oxnard Union High School District. During his studies at CSUCI, he found interests in Mobile Development, Databases, Networks, and Web Applications. These interests heavily influenced his projects and ultimately lead him to gaining the skill set and knowledge to secure a position with Yardi.
Alfred Camposagrado is a Principal Embedded Software Engineer at Northrop Grumman. He received his Bachelor’s in Computer Science at CSUCI in 2014. He started his journey in Camarillo working as a Software Engineer for Crescendo Interactive shortly after graduation. He gained valuable experience by initially starting as a front-end developer and later promoted to a Full-Stack developer focusing on Java. His experience in Java landed him a job at Northrop Grumman. Located in Point Mugu, he supports the US Navy with various projects from software development to system integration tests. He also continues his education at CSUCI in the Masters of Computer Science Program (MSCS). http://linkedin.com/in/alfredcamposagrado
CI Computer Science students were successful in submitting three papers to KES 2019, the 23rd International Conference on Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Information & Engineering Systems, which this year is taking place in Budapest, Hungary, in September 2019. The papers are the following:
- Approximating consistency in pairwise comparisons, co-authored by Chris Kuske, Konrad Kułakowski and Michael Soltys. Chris Kuske was a masters student in Computer Science at CI, and this paper is the result of his masters thesis [pdf], which was co-supervised by Prof. Konrad Kułakowski (AGH), who at the time was a Kościuszko Scholar in Computer Science at CI. Chris Kuske is a Software Lead at Teledyne Controls where he develops avionics software for commercial aircrafts. (This paper will be presented in the Invited Session IS18: Decision modeling with and without pairwise comparisons.)
- SEAKER: A mobile digital forensics triage device, co-authored by Eric Gentry and Michael Soltys. Eric Gentry was a masters student in Computer Science at CI, and currently working at GBL Systems, and lecturing for Computer Science at CI. This paper is the result of a collaboration between Computer Science at CI and the SoCal High Technology Task Force. For more details on this collaboration please see here. (This paper will be presented in the Invited Session IS13: Cybercrime Investigation and Digital Forensics.)
- Deploying Health Campaign Strategies to Defend Against Social Engineering Threats, co-authored by Noelle Abe and Michael Soltys. Noelle Abe is a senior student at CI, who just graduated this May with a degree in Computer Science. Noelle Abe was both a President’s Scholar at CI, and the vice-president of the Computer Science Girls Club. This paper was initiated by Noelle as part of her research as an exchange student in the UK in 2017. (This paper will be presented in the Invited Sessions IS24: Knowledge-based Learning and Education Support System: Design and Function.)
In the summer 2017, while I was teaching COMP 524 (Cybersecurity) at California State University Channel Islands, the students were introduced to a project based on an R&D from the SoCal High Technology Task Force (HTTF). The requirements and specifications asked for a device that could automate the search through vast amounts of data contained in portable devices (such as hard disks and thumb-drives), looking for pre-established patterns in file-names.
The students designed and prototyped a device the we christened SEAKER (Storage Evaluator and Knowledge Extractor Reader), based on a Raspberry Pi, with a custom designed version of Raspbian (the OS running on Raspberry Pis), and a bash shell script for cloning such devices. The first presentation of SEAKER took place on August 7, 2017, to an audience composed of CI faculty and students, as well as investigators from the SoCal HTTF.
As SEAKER was being developed, it was presented at various other venues, for example:
- On February 16, 2018, at the Camarillo Chamber of Commerce
- On April 21, 2018, at a Cybersecurity event at CSU CI
- On March 14, 2019, at the FICC conference in San Francisco, by Eric Gentry who was the leader of the student team that developed SEAKER in COMP 524 during the summer 2017.
We have also published the research resulting from the SEAKER project:
- As the masters thesis of Eric Gentry, April 2019 [pdf]
- In the proceedings of the 2019 Future of Information and Communication Conference (FICC) [doi]
- To appear in the proceedings of the 2019 23rd International Conference on Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Information & Engineering Systems (KES), track: Cybercrime Investigation and Digital Forensics
On May 2, 2019, we held our fourth bi-annual Computer Science Advisory Board Meeting. The meeting started with lunch at the top (3rd) floor of Broome library, and continued with a two hour set of presentations in the Handel Evans room, also at Broome.
- 12:00 PM – Lunch, 3rd Floor of Broome Library
- 12:50 PM – Transition to J Handel Evans (Broome Library Rm 2533)
- 1:00 PM – Welcome, Agenda Overview & Introductions – Chris Meissner
- 1:15 PM – Department Overview – Michael Soltys
- Student numbers
- Faculty updates and hires
- 1:30 PM – Welcome from the Dean – Vandana Kohli
- 1:40 PM – Student Presentation
- Robotics – student Steven Romp
- Beast – students Noelle Abe and Devon Trammell Soltys
- CS Club – students Julia Maliauka and Ori Weiss
- CS Coding club – student Michael Petracca
- CS Girls Club – students Noelle Abe and Maria Contreras
- CS Cybersecurity Club – student Richie Zins
- 2:10 PM – Member profile – The Trade Desk – Zak Stengel, SVP Engineering
- 2:30 PM – Discussion – Chris Meissner and Michael Soltys
- How do we become a world class department?
- How do we become a hub of expertise?
- Examples of where we already achieve partially these goals
- But we need help from the board to get there
- 3:00 PM – Transition to Capstone Showcase, Sierra Hall
Pictures from the Capstone Showcase.
Recently, Computer Science at CI, has made several new connections with AWS:
- We are an approved member of the AWS Academy and we are authorized to deliver the AWS Academy Cloud Computing Architecture curriculum. I am the Central Point of Contact (CPOC), so if anyone is interested in being nominated to be an AWS Academy instructor at CI, please get in touch with me. [letter]
- We are part of the AWS Educate initiative, and we were able to offer our COMP 529 students accounts with some credit. Note that an issue with AWS training accounts is that they close after the course is finished; to those students who are able, I would suggest to open your own (or your company’s) account so that as you learn the material you can build your own permanent infrastructure. A compromise is to build the initial infrastructure on a training account, and use “CloudFormation” to export it for re-instatement elsewhere.
- Almost finished teaching COMP 529, “Cloud Computing,” for the first time using the AWS resources. We used the AWS Certified Solutions Architect official study guide .
- I have been selected for the AWS Cloud Ambassador program, which offers educators recognition, professional development, and exclusive benefits for helping students learn about the cloud.
- I have completed by own AWS certification as a Solutions Architect.
Graduating with a BS in computer science and a minor is Mathematics in May 2019. While at CI, worked as a PLTL leader for Comp 105, 150, 151, and 162. He was most known for his mastery of the Comp 162 material. His capstone is the development of an Android based business networking application, utilizing Near Field Communication hardware. His adviser is Jason Issacs.
In Chase’s words: I love studying psychology, religion, philosophy, and history in my off time. (I’m a big fan of Dr. Peterson’s work, Dr. Haidt’s work, and many others). I hope to one day work with machine learning/artificial intelligence, to build machines focused around communicating and interacting with humans. This is, and has been, my dream since I was in high school. I’m currently taking 20 units of upper division stem classes and working two jobs – totaling to 70-85 hours a week depending on my homework load. I think AJ and Anna are amazing professors, their challenging classes defined me as a programmer, and forced me to greatly expand my skills. Their experience has been invaluable to me.
We are preparing to host our Career & Internship Fair on April 17, 2019. Currently, we have 21 employers registered to attend the fair who indicated they will be recruiting from Computer Science and Information Technology.
For a full list of organizations, download Career Fair Plus on your smartphone or table and get real-time information including participating employers, industry, types of positions being recruited, and more. You can also filter based on your career interest, position type, and location.
- County of Ventura
- GBL Systems Corporation
- Haas Automation
- NAVAIR,NAVFAC, NAVSEA
- The Trade Desk
Career Fair: Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Broome Library Plaza