Message From Leadership

Dr. Sion Yoon, Assistant Professor & Program Manager 

The fall quarter is moving fast — we are already more than halfway through the quarter! The MSAI program started this quarter, and it’s rolling with a lot of excitement in gaining AI knowledge. As a program manager for the program, I wanted to share a trend in the AI society to keep in mind when we take advantage of AI applications. 

Countless companies employ machine learning models for their AI applications. It is good news for future data scientists and machine learning engineers. However, the exponential growth in the usage of machine learning models also brings such issues as threatening the general public’s rights. Early October of 2022, the US White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) released a “Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights.” The document states Data Privacy, Algorithmic Discrimination Protections, Notice and Explanation, and other important considerations when automated systems are deployed as real-world systems. 

In other words, the system needs to be trustworthy and transparent, along with explanations of how the decisions are made in the back of the system. Of many monitoring required categories, the ‘explainability’ category shows which features may have affected the classification result. For example, if a loan is declined for an applicant by an AI model, the applicant can question why it has been declined and if fairness has been considered in all aspects of model creation. 

As of today, addressed metrics can be applied in actual business practice through off-the-shelf AI model monitoring products or self-built tools through open-source projects. Our AI program opens a gateway to real-world practices. I hope this brings more enthusiasm to those interested in the AI field as a career path. 

STC Recognitions

Taejin Kim, YuChe Liu, and Catherine Ata – Student Publications

Acknowledging Student Publications by two MSCS students  (Taejin Kim, Class of 2021, YuChe Liu, Class of 2021) and one MSDS student (Catherine Ata, Class of 2022) to the Conference on Information System Applied Research (CONISAR) 2022 from November 2 to November 5, 2022, in Clearwater, Florida. STC faculty (Ahreum Ju, Brian Maeng, and Sam Chung) helped with the student-oriented applied research. Congratulations!

Taejin Kim

Kim, T., Ju, A., Maeng, B., & Chung, S. (2022). A Predictive Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Maintenance Method: Using Low-Code and Cloud-Based Data Visualization. Proceedings of the Conference on Information Systems AppliDeiped Research (CONISAR 2022). Clearwater Beach, FL.

Liu, Y. & Chung, S. A Serverless Real-Time Data Streaming Architecture for Synchronous Online Math Competition. Proceedings of the Conference on Information Systems Applied Research (CONISAR 2022). Clearwater Beach, FL. 

Ata, C. M., Chung, S., & Maeng, B. Convolutional Neural Network Binary Image Classifier via Mobile Devices: EZ Autism Screener. Proceedings of the Conference on Information Systems Applied Research (CONISAR 2022). Clearwater Beach, FL.

Honoring Our Veterans – Depei Song

Depei Song, MS ISEC 2022 and a Lieutenant in the US Army Reserve was deployed to the Middle East to manage the computer networks essential to oversight of military activities. While deployed in Jordan, Depei nominated Morgan Zantua and CityU for a Patriot Award. The award demonstrates support during military deployment.    

2022 National Cyber League Competition

Congratulations to the Shout it Out CityU NCL Team for participating in the Team Game this past weekend. They covered topics such as OSINT, Cryptography, Password Cracking, Web Application Exploitation, and more. National Cyber League provides applicable cybersecurity experience to students and looks good on a resume. We hope to build this team further and compete again in the spring! 


2023 Future Computing Summer Internship

The Advanced Computing Systems Research Program (ACS) in the NSA Research Directorate is joining with their counterparts in the High-Performance Computing Solutions (HPCS) and Operations (OPS) organizations to provide a select number of undergraduate students an exciting 8-week internship opportunity.  

The FCSI will focus on High Performance Computing (HPC), a field critical to national security, discovery, and technological innovation. This internship experience is ideal for students who will be completing their junior year (Spring 2024 graduates), and is well-suited for students in math, computer science, computer engineering, or related STEM fields.

For more information and instructions on how to apply, please click here

Interview now for Student Assistant (SA) and Student Worker (SW) positions at STC

Become a valued member of the STC teaching assistant or student worker community. These work roles provide practical work experience, additional opportunities to learn, build your skills and your resume. Additional benefits include working closely with faculty and fellow students as you build your own personal professional network.
There are multiple openings for the Student Assistant, School of Technology and Computing  Student Assistant, School of Technology and Computing and Student Worker, Center for Cybersecurity Innovation, School of Technology and Computing.  Interviews have started. Apply today!

WiCyS 2023

Women in CyberSecurity is holding their annual conference on March 16-18 2023 in Denver, Colorado!

Students MUST apply for a WiCyS scholarship to attend the conference (there is no general WiCyS 2023 registration for students) and have to be a current WiCyS student member to apply. For more information and to apply for a scholarship click here.

AWS Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) Scholarship Program

The AWS Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) Scholarship program, in collaboration with Intel and Udacity, aims to help underserved and underrepresented high school and college students learn foundational ML concepts to prepare them for careers in AI and ML. For more information click here.

Upcoming Events

Missed out on an Invited Talk or Tech Talk?

Check out the C4CYI YouTube Channel for STC recorded Invited Talks and events. Explore ACM Tech Talks and the ACM website to watch their free informative Tech Talks. ACM, the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society, delivers resources that advance computing as a science and a profession. You can find record CAE Tech talks here. For questions on CAE Tech Talk, please send them email.

Club Announcements

Cybersecurity Club

Anyone curious or interested in Cybersecurity is welcome to join! The club is also open to alumni, we encourage all current and future alumni to attend the meetings.

We have launched our Breach of the Week program! Each week, one club member
presents a breach or aspect of current cyber events to the club in 3-5 minutes.
This is a great opportunity to practice presentation skills and gain
constructive feedback.

Meetings are held on Thursdays at 5:30 PDT via MS Teams. Fall meetings are focused on restarting the cybersecurity club, beginning with filling open leadership positions. The NCL team is being coached by Associate Professor Greg Surber.

Cybersecurity Club open roles are:

  • VP of Operations 
  • VP of Administration/Secretary

For more information about each role, please contact Dan Montague


NICE Webinar: Using Registered Apprenticeships to Source Mid-Career Roles in Cybersecurity



Mountain West Cyber Games

When: Saturday, December 3, 2022 8:30am—4:30 pm MDT

Teams will compete in one 7-hour round of Cybersecurity Capture the Flag (CTF) to take home the title and great prizes! Teams can be geographically collocated but the challenge event will be online.

Space is limited and will be on a first-come, first-served basis. No cost to compete! This event will be hosted on Deloitte’s Cyber CTF platform. AFCEA will be offering generous prizes for the top three teams!

Schools can register as many teams as you can assemble — no limit. Teams consist of up to 4 students each.  Non-UCCS teams should register here!

STC Tech Club

STC Tech Club meets every Thursday from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM (PDT) via Teams to provide tech-related learning opportunities, skill development, and networking. Students or faculty who would like to share their expertise or project, please contact Adrian ParkerClick here to join. Everyone is invited!

Note: The Tech club will meet today from 3 – 4 PM to accommodate for a special guest presenter. Javier Perez, Chief Evangelist for Perforce, will present a lecture on the “The State of Open Source Software, Security & Support”. 

Javier Perez on LinkedIn: #AllThingsOpen

Career Resources

Career Center

Deirdre Grime

AWS Resources

AWS QwikLabs
AWS Workshops
Security Learning Path
AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials

Microsoft Resources

Create Low-Code MR Apps with Power Apps

GitLab Sources

GitLab CI/CD recorded webcast

STC TA documentation for setting up environments

Open Source Projects

LibreFoodPantry Open-Source Project

Programming resources

Puget Sound Programming Python (PuPPy)

PuPPy meets once a month at one of the branches of the Seattle Public Library. The location will be announced on in the above link.

Web app testing

Puppeteer (Google Product) Node library

Playwright (Microsoft Product) end-to-end web app testing


AWS re:Invent 2022

Watch AWS re:Invent 2022 Day 1 (recorded)

Watch AWS re:Invent 2022 Day 2 (recorded)

STC Tech Club Announcements

The STC Tech Club is proud to announce we are providing vouchers for 50% discounts on the AWS Cloud Practitioner certification exam. Please contact Adrian Parker if interested.

Now HIRING! Please contact if interested.

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Data Science Club

The Data Science Club would like to invite you to our weekly meetings on Wednesdays at 4pm PDT. You can join our meetings using the link here. We will be covering various topics this quarter including Computer Vision, Data Engineering, and NLP! Take a look at our Fall Quarter Calendar to see more

Please reach out to the club president, Mahathi Vucha, with any questions.

Google Developer Student Club

Click here for information about the Google Developer Student Club – City University of Seattle Chapter. In the meantime, if you have any questions, feel free to email us at

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