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IT Students Win SE Decision Sciences Institute 2018 Best Paper Award

Meghan Wright Holding SEDSI First Place AwardRyan Wilcauskas, Meghan Wright and Kaitlin Reid won the Best Undergraduate Student Paper Award at the  48th Annual Meeting of the Southeast Decision Sciences Institute in Wilmington, NC. The title of their paper was The Impact of Workplace Practices on Patients Seeking Mental Health Treatment: A Decision Tree Approach.

Part of the paper came from the work they did in a data mining course taught by Dr. Cheryl Aasheim that they took as part of their degree program, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, in Fall 2017. They continued their work under the mentorship of Dr. Aasheim, running additional models and refining the paper after class ended through the winter break.

Ryan and Meghan attended the conference on February 21-23, 2018. Kaitlin graduated this past Fall and, therefore, could not attend. The students received certificates and a monetary award.

The students received funding to attend the conference through an undergraduate research grant they won in the Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Computing competition.

Last updated: 3/13/2018

Student Research Symposium – April 19, 2018

EngrComp Student Research Symposium flyer 2018

Last updated: 3/7/2018

Dr. El Shahat honored by Egyptian government

The Ministry of State of Emigration & Egyptian Expatriates presented the country’s deepest respect and appreciation for Dr. Adel El Shahat’s scientific, academic and professional achievements.  Dr. El Shahat and 20 other Egyptian expatriate scientists were honored at the Egypt Can 3 (Taa Marbouta) Conference in Luxor held February 24-27, 2018 under the auspices of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi.  The awards were presented by Egypt’s Immigration Minister, Nabila Markam (pictured below, with El Shahat).

Adel El Shahat, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, would like to extend his deepest thanks to Georgia Southern and the College of Engineering & Computing, as well as the U.S. for their kindness and support.

Last updated: 3/5/2018

Masoud Davari participates in ECE Research Colloquium

Masoud Davari, assistant professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, presented a fascinating talk about his research on “Integrated Power and Energy Systems for Advanced Smart Grid Technologies” at the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering’s Research Colloquium on Feb. 9, 2018.  The abstract of his talk follows.  The department’s Colloquium provides an opportunity for its faculty to share their research with colleagues and students throughout the University.   The department will host two more presentations during spring semester: Dr. Weinan Gao will present in the area of Controls on March 9, 2018, and Dr. Omid Semiari will present in the area of Communications on April 6, 2018.

Integrated Power and Energy Systems for Advanced Smart-Grids Technologies

Modernized microgrid (MMG) is an essential section of the energy sector and the power industry under the umbrella of smart grids. MMG closely mimics the terrestrial power system but it has its own unique characteristics (including variable frequency; power sharing vs power scheduling; lack of time-scale separation; short electrical distances; and tighter controls) which must be effectively addressed. In this research colloquium, the fully integrated power and energy system (FIPES) concept will be introduced and investigated as a new trend in the MMG integration. The FIPES-based MMGs will be able to supply demanding and high-power loads at smaller number of prime movers; more flexibility in the arrangements; improved reliability; better power quality; more convenience in renewable distributed energy resource (DER) integration; and increased number of integrated energy storage system (ESS) units to benefit from their dynamic response and/or energy arbitrage. They will be able to achieve the power system design and performance goals at a lower hardware capacity; lower ESS requirements; hybrid ac/dc structure; and more sophisticated power electronic converters based on fast switching technologies, simultaneously resulting in high frequency, high power, and high power-density. In this regard, development of advanced control and protection systems for FIPES-based MMGs is the most urgent task. This is a challenging task due to the architectural aspects and components diversity and due to the characteristics specified above. This research colloquium will address those aspects, robust and advanced controls, and protection systems for FIPES-based MMGs. Issues such as integrating strong coupling dynamics; extending to large frequency-variable conditions; tolerating critical system and sensor faults; augmenting system robustness with cybersecurity aspects; developing nonlinear and strong controls; and enhancing hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) digital simulations will be considered and addressed.







Last updated: 2/14/2018

Record numbers of students on Dean’s and President’s Lists

A record number of College of Engineering & Computing students have earned the distinction of being named to the President’s List (236 students) and the Dean’s List (541 students).  This is a very impressive 21.6% of all students enrolled in the College for Fall 2017.  The deans, chairs and faculty of the College are extremely proud of all of our hard-working students!

During any term, an undergraduate or post baccalaureate student enrolled in 12 or more GPA hours and making a term GPA of 4.0 are placed on the President’s List, and those making a term GPA of 3.5 – 3.9 are placed on the Dean’s List.

Last updated: 2/14/2018

The New Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering & Computing

On December 12, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents approved resolutions making the consolidation Armstrong State University and Georgia Southern University official as of January 1, 2018. As an academic unit of the consolidated Georgia Southern University, our college name has changed. We are the new Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Computing!

We have added four Master of Science programs and two Bachelor of Science programs. Some departments have changed their names to reflect the new degree programs.  

  • The department of Civil Engineering and Construction Management has become Civil Engineering and Construction, adding a B.S. in Construction Engineering and M.S. in Civil Engineering.
  • The department of Computer Sciences has changed its name to Computer Science.
  • The department of Electrical Engineering has become Electrical and Computer Engineering, adding a B.S. in Computer Engineering and M.S. in Electrical Engineering.
  • The department of Information Technology has added the MS in Information Technology.
  • The department of Mechanical Engineering has added the M.S. in Mechanical Engineering.

For additional information please see our consolidation updates.

Last updated: 1/2/2018

CEIT Student Services Wins Homecoming Prize

The staff of the CEIT Student Services Center created an impressive display across the front of the offices in IT 1208 for Homecoming Week — and won first prize in the door decorating contest!  Congratulations to this hard-working and creative team of True Blue Eagles.

Last updated: 10/19/2017

ROTC Cadet named AFCEA Medal of Honor scholarship recipient

Command Sgt. Maj. (Ret.) Robert Patterson presented Cadet James Arvey the AFCEA Medal of Honor ROTC $5,000 scholarship on September 22, 2017.


On Friday, Sept. 22, Cadet James Arvey, was awarded the prestigious Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association Medal of Honor ROTC $5,000 scholarship to help him pursue his career with the Army’s cyber branch and recognized for his outstanding efforts in the field.

Arvey, an information technology major with a 3.9 GPA and a perfect score on his Army Physical Fitness Test, walked across the stage in the University’s new Military Science building, to receive his recognition. In addition to the scholarship, Vietnam veteran and Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, Command Sgt. Maj. (Ret.) Robert Patterson, presented Arvey with a certificate, Medal of Honor coin and Medal of Honor book during the ceremony.

Read the entire News Release…

Last updated: 10/9/2017

Manufacturers Education Foundation Presents Scholarship Funds to Georgia Southern

Mr. Roy Bowen, President of the Georgia Association of Manufacturing, presented a check from The Manufacturers Education Foundation, Inc. to chair and professor of the Department of Manufacturing Dan Cox on Friday, Sept. 22.  Dean Mohammad Davoud and State Senator Jack Hill (District 4) also witnessed the event.  Senator Hill is an alumnus of Georgia Southern College.  The contribution was made in recognition of the significant role that the Department of Manufacturing Engineering plays in preparing Georgians for rewarding careers in manufacturing.  It will be used to provide scholarships for Manufacturing Engineering students who meet The Manufacturers Education Foundation, Inc.’s scholarship criteria.



L to R: Mohammad Davoud, Dan Cox, Roy Bowen, Jack Hill

Last updated: 12/17/2017

CEIT Hosts Fries Lecture

Georgia Southern University will host Col. Frederick “Fred” Gregory, the first African American man to pilot and command a space mission and serve as the deputy administrator of NASA, as the 2017 Norman Fries Distinguished Lectureship Series speaker at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 5, at the Nessmith-Lane Conference Center Assembly Hall, 847 Plant Drive.

His presentation, titled, “An Astronaut’s View of Choices, Influences, Contributions and Other Stuff Later Discovered,” will discuss his stellar career and the concept of choices in life. The lecture is free and open to the public.

After graduating from the United States Air Force Academy in 1964, Gregory entered pilot training and attended undergraduate helicopter training at Stead Air Force Base in Nevada. He then served as a helicopter rescue pilot, a combat rescue pilot in Vietnam, a missile support helicopter pilot and a fixed-wing pilot. He later attended the United States Naval Test Pilot School and served as an operational test pilot. In 1974 he was detailed to the NASA Langley Research Center where he served as a research test pilot for several years.

Gregory was selected as an astronaut in 1978 and served several rotations in space through the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. His first assignment was as pilot of the space shuttle Challenger followed soon after by the Discovery. He has logged more than 6,976 hours flying time in more than 50 types of aircraft — including 550 combat missions in Vietnam.

Gregory serves on the Board of Directors for the Young Astronaut Council, the Challenge Center for Space Science Education and the Virginia Air and Space Center-Hampton Roads History Center.

Among his many honors, Gregory holds the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, the National Intelligence Medal of Achievement, two Distinguished Flying Crosses, 16 Air Medals and the NASA Distinguished Service Medal.

Last updated: 9/26/2017