Message From Leadership

Ahreum Ju

Ahreum Ju, Ph.D – Assistant Professor and Program Manager, Associate Director of the Center for Cybersecurity Innovation 

Last week, August 17-20, the US-Korea Conference (UKC) 2022 was held in Washington D.C. Two faculty members, Dr. Sam Chung and Dr. Ahreum Ju, and two alumni, Mr. Taejin Kim and Mr. Spencer Yu-Che Liu, presented their research at the conference. Attending conferences and sharing your research as the first author allows you to meet people, build a professional network, expand your areas of interest, and learn about ongoing research and industry trends.

Submitting your paper to the conference allows you to receive authentic feedback from reviewers. When your paper or poster is selected as a presenter, people in the audience will give you feedback. It is a great chance to listen to other’s opinions, and you can make improvements after this process. Anyone who wants to prepare conference submissions can get detailed information and help from the organization’s conference website, the STC Program Directors, Dr. Brian Maeng, Dr. Ali Khamesipour, Director Morgan Zantua, or me. Developing conference presentations from coursework projects, including the capstone project, is one of the strategies to prepare for submitting an article. 

Our team hopes you will take advantage of UKC and other conference opportunities during and after your studies with STC.

Alumni and Faculty Recognition

The Best Poster Award from UKC 2022, Washington D.C. 

Mr. Taejin Kim (Alumni MSCS) presented the poster session “A Predictive Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Maintenance Method: Using Low-Code and Cloud-Based Power BI Data Visualization”, and his team (Dr. Ahreum Ju, and Dr. Sam Chung) were awarded the Best Poster Award from the UKC 2022, Washington D.C.  

Technical Group Session Presentation/ Post Session Presentation 

Dr. Sam Chung, Mr. Woo Chung, Dr. Ali Khamesipour, & Dr. Brian Maeng – A Software Reengineering Approach for Online Course Development: STREAM Methodology.



Dr. Ahreum Ju, Director Morgan Zantua, & Dr. Sam Chung – Case Study of Enhancing User Interaction for Online Course



Mr. Spencer Yu-Che Liu & Dr. Sam Chung – A Serverless Real-Time Data Streaming Architecture for Synchronous Online Math Competition



Mr. Taejin Kim, Dr, Ahreum Ju, & Dr. Sam Chung – A Predictive Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Maintenance Method: Using Low-Code and Cloud-Based Power BI Data Visualization. 

Seattle’s CityU Team, including students, alumni, and faculty, were well represented at the UKC 2022!


SECtember 2022 – Cloud Security Alliance Conference  

SECtember 2022 by Cloud Security Alliance Conference is the essential industry conference to assist organizations in elevating their cybersecurity capabilities. CSA is pleased to share with City University of Seattle a special 25% OFF promo code for SECtember 2022 registration. The promo codes are good for registering to attend CSA’s SECtember conference and for registering for our CCSK Foundation, CCSK Plus and CCAK training courses offered at SECtember. Training classes are offered Sept. 26 & 27th. 

Promotional Code 

City U Students – SCU20 – 25% off conference registration  

City U Friends – SCU&CSA_Friends – 25% off training classes / conference registration  


CSA is also providing 10 scholarships to select recipients which will provide complimentary passes to SECtember 2022 and complimentary access to CSA’s CCSK Foundation Training – an online self-paced training course.  Please fill out this form if you are interested in this opportunity. If selected you must attend this event in person.  

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

Save the Date – Summer 2022 Invited Talk

Presenters: Dr. Seungmo Kim – Assistant Professor at Georgia Southern University  

When: August 25, 2022 – 4:30 PDT 

Where: MS Teams Meeting 

Save the Date – SBM Speaker Series 

Presenters: Christopher Chung – COO, Coding Dojo and Leon Yen – Technical Program Manager, Google

When: August 31, 2022 – 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM PDT.

CityU’s SBM Speaker Series is back! Led by two industry experts, Chris Chung, COO of Coding Dojo, and Leon Yen, Technical Program Manager at Google, will discuss how they overcame some of these obstacles. Chris and Leon will both participate in a Q&A session with attendees as well.

For more information and to register click here.

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

Club Announcements

Cybersecurity Club

Anyone curious or interested in Cybersecurity is welcome to join! Meetings are held on Thursdays at 5:30 PDT via MS Teams. This summer’s meetings are focused on planning for the Fall.

Cybersecurity Club Announcements

Cybersecurity Club is currently searching to fill the following positions. For more information about each role please contact Morgan Zantua. 


VP of Operations 

VP of Administration/Secretary 

VP of Events 


NCL Fall 2022 – Registration is now Open!

Gymnasium Access: Aug 22 – Dec 16 

Practice Game: Oct 10 – 17 

Individual Game: Oct 21 – 23 

Team Game: Nov 4 – Nov 6 

Sign up here to register and gain access to the Gymnasium. For more information please attend a Cybersecurity Club Meeting.

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 Parker.

Click here to join. Everyone is invited!

STC Tech Club Announcements

Career Center Resources

Deidre Grimes

Resume Building

Virtual Workshops/Conferences/Learning


AWS Free courses → AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials – Free sources

AWS Skill Builder → Security Learning Path – Free sources

Amazon Web Services (AWS) – AWS Online Tech Talks

AWS Online Tech Talks are very active, multiple talks each week over relevant cloud topics. If you can’t make a talk, check out their On-Demand Repository below!

AWS Tech Talks On-Demand

AWS Events App: Download for iOS and Android.

GitLab CI/CD recorded webcast GitLab| GitLab

LibreFoodPantry Open-Source Project

The STC Tech Club is proud to offer discounted vouchers for 50% off the AWS Cloud Practitioner Certification exam. Please contact Adrian Parker if interested.

STC TA Documentation for Setting up Environments

STC Tech Club Private Cloud Lab

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 or by scanning the QR code on the right. We will be covering various topics this quarter including Computer Vision, Data Engineering, and NLP! 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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