Message From Leadership

Farzin Bahadori, Program Manager

My name is Farzin Bahadori, assistant professor and program manager of MS-Cybersecurity, BS-Cybersecurity, and BS-Information Technology programs in the School of Technology and Computing (STC) at the City University of Seattle. I received my Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics, Master of Science in Atomic and Molecular Physics, Master of Science in Information Systems with a major in Cybersecurity. Currently, I am working on my Ph.D. dissertation in Applied Computer Science from Northcentral University in Arizona. I served eight years in the U.S. Army in different duties and positions such as Military Intelligence unit, Social Media Analyst, Language Analyst, Operation Non-Commissioned Officer. I worked as the Department of Defense Certified Instructor at TRADOC in Langley Virginia. I was responsible for Teaching, Programming, and Troubleshooting the Flight Control Management Systems, Course Development, and instructor for the Foreign Aviation Officers. I was an assistant professor in the computer science department at Saint Martin’s University, teaching various computer science, data science, and programming courses. My areas of interest are Cybersecurity, Cyber-Defense, Blockchain Security, Quantum Computing, Quantum Security, and Quantum Entanglement. I am currently working on different research projects in Quantum Entanglement Security and Cybersecurity project with Department of Defense.  

I believe that education must follow a specific path synchronized with market needs. Bridging the gap between academia and industry plays a vital role. I believe in four effective learning models in academia:  

Hands-on learning provides an opportunity for students to create something on their own.  

Collaborative projects give students the chance to work with one another toward a common goal.  

Experiential learning gives students the chance to apply the classroom lessons to a practical application can be an exciting and rewarding experience, and  

Direct instruction helps students know and understand the contents better and get a chance to share their opinions with each other and the instructor.  

I believe in this quote from Nelson Mandela “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”  

Club Announcements

  • Cybersecurity Club
This week’s club meeting will cover our reading of ” “The Cuckoo’s Egg” by Cliff Stole. See all of you there and let us know if you have any questions! Click here to join.
  • 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 your expertise or project, please contact Yang Ren. Click here to join.  Everyone is invited! 

Upcoming schedule: 

     – Week 10: STC Applied Research Symposium

          Capstone project presentations

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

  • Data Science Club

The Data Science Club would like to invite you to our weekly meetings on Wednesdays at 4pm PST. You can join our meetings using the link here or by scanning the QR code on the right. In addition to an Invited Talk, AI-900 Certification Workshop, and Research Symposium, we’ll be covering various topics this quarter including Feature Engineering, Data Visualization, and AI Ethics!SS


Check out the New Human Centered Artificial Intelligence (HCAI) Research Group 

Meeting Schedule:  Every Monday 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM PST – Join here 

For more information, click here

Upcoming Events

National Cyber League Spring 2022

Tech History

On The First Day..

March 1, 1976

Steve Wozniak completes the basic design for the circuit board of a (relatively) easy-to-use personal computer. The next day he shows it to the Homebrew Computer Club, which Steve Jobs attends. Jobs realizes the potential and convinces Wozniak not to give away the schematics but instead produce printed circuit boards to sell. The two Steves form a company, which they name Apple, and Wozniak’s design becomes the basis of the Apple I computer. The rest, as they say, is history.

Source: This Day in Tech History