Message From Leadership

From Leadership  Dean Chung

Wow, this week is the final week of this winter quarter – the 10th week! I want to share my special thanks with you. Without you, STC cannot make its programs strong, sustainable, and smart – which I call 3S. 

  • Students!  I appreciate that you are taking STC courses to advance yourselves for not only yourself but also our communities. 
  • Student Workers (TAs)! I appreciate your constant support for our Program Managers through developing hands-on practices and helping our students. Without you, STC cannot keep learning-by-doing. Without your work, STC cannot be strong. 
  • Faculty! I appreciate that you teach and mentor our STC students by focusing on their learning, not your teaching. Also, I appreciate that you are doing research or creative activities to improve your teaching and curriculum by advancing knowledge and skills. Without your work, STC cannot be smart. 
  • Staff members! I appreciate how much you have worked hard behind the scenes. Without your work, STC cannot be sustainable. 
  • Administrative Faculty! I appreciate your leadership to advance each program. Because of you, the answer is right before me, even if I do not see it right now. Without your work, STC cannot be strong and sustainable. 
  • Advisor Borad Members! I appreciate your thoughtful recommendations and challenges to our programs. Without your advice, STC cannot be strong and smart. 
  • CityU Community!  I appreciate that your support and collaboration have helped our School to grow with 3S – Strong, Sustainable, and Smart. 

Many thanks. 
I am blessed to work with you. 

Research Grant/Award

CityU Provost Grants to Promote Faculty Scholarship   
To support scholarship and innovation that benefits the University’s programs and students and aligns with institutional research goals, the Provost’s Office provides grants to support faculty scholarship during the 2020 – 2021 academic year (July 1 – June 30). Dr. Sam Chung (Principal Investigator, Professor), was awarded the grant for his research in Best Practices for Reengineering Legacy Software Systems to Cloud-based, Secure, and Smart Target Software Systems” to support his research group – Smart & Secure Computing.   

This CityU Provost grant will be used to purchase licenses of Computer-Aided Software Engineering (CASE) tools and Amazon Web Services (AWS) services for three MSCS students who will take their capstone projects in Spring 2021. The results may support nonprofit organizations IT reengineering through their Service Learning. According to Wikipedia, service-learning is “an educational approach that combines learning objectives with community service in order to provide a pragmatic, progressive learning experience while meeting societal needs.”


  • Applied Research Symposium – Winter 2021

STC holds the STC Applied Research Symposium (ARS) each quarter on Thursday during the last week of classes (10th week). STC ARS invites qualified students currently enrolled in the capstone project course to present their work.  
When: March 18, 2021 (Thu). 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm 
Where: MS Teams
ContactMin Qiu at 

  • STC Cybersecurity Club

The STC Cybersecurity Club is revising the club offerings to support the student journey to become a cyber-savvy professionalThe Cyber Club is open to all CityU students and alumni. Complete this survey.

This Week in Tech History March 14th – 20th

March 15, 1985 First Internet Domain Name is Registered

The first Internet DOT COM was not Apple, IBM, or, but, registered by Symbolics, a computer company in Massachusetts. Visit for interesting history and lots of fun FAQs, such as “How many registered domain names are there?” Answer: 366,3000,000 registered domain names across all TLDs (top-level domains). That’s 366.3 million and growing at a rate of 1 million registrations per month! The site also boasts the most visited Internet Museum – a real treat! I encourage you to visit. 

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