Message From Leadership

Dr. Sam Chung, Dean of School of Technology and Computing (STC)

“If you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together.” African Proverb 

 Our professional careers in cyberspace are very different from jobs in physical space. Compared to “what you can see is what you can get” in physical space, you need to understand “what you cannot see is what you can get” in cyberspace. Because of that, our cyber jobs require Critical thinking, Comprehension, Collaboration, Communication, and Cultural Competency, the Five (5) Cs – to do teamwork efficiently and effectively. Each course includes a weekly discussion forum to ensure every student develops strong Five (5) Cs. 

Now, STC has a team of academic leadership for AI, CS, CY, DS, IST, and Center Program:

Artificial Intelligence (AI) – Dr. Sion Yoon 

Computer Science (CS) – Dr. Ali Khamesipour 

Cybersecurity (CY) – Mr. Jonathan Helmus and Mr. James Taylor 

Data Science (DS) – Dr. Brian Maeng 

Information Systems & Technology (IST) – Mr. Michael Palmer 

Center Program – Ms. Morgan Zantua & Dr. Ahreum Ju 

 With this team, I want to go together to go far for my students. You can find the STC team in our STC organizational chart at 

Faculty Recognition

James Taylor, Cyber Security Expert MSITM, CISM _ New Program Manager BSCY

James is a Next Generation Cyber Security leader with over 25 years of experience in delivering Cyber Security Strategy and Innovation with an extensive background in Security Architecture & Engineering, Security Operations, Incident Monitoring & Response, Governance Risk & Compliance, and working knowledge of business process across multiple industries, including Healthcare, Energy, Retail, and Banking. James is skilled in developing strategic direction regarding IT Security, Cyber Security, Risk & Governance, leading cybersecurity solutions, and communicating results and metrics to chief-level executives and management staff.

Last week Dean Chung and Provost Scott Carnz attended the Executive Leadership Forum in Gulf Port, Mississippi.

Dan Montague attended the DoD CySP Bootcamp: 

In his own words: 

This is a public service opportunity, first and foremost. Department of Defense (DoD) representatives stressed that scholars are entrusted by the public to further their education and subsequently work in the national interest of the United States. 

Each DoD sponsoring agency hand selects scholars for employment post-graduation. A CySP scholarship award means the program pays tuition, a stipend (~$30k/yr), offers summer internships with the sponsoring agency, and represents a job offer.

Around Town – Amazon Imagine 2022

Both students and faculty well represented our CityU Seattle team at this amazing Amazon conference. 


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

Invited Talk – Alan Yu, Senior PM Manager at Microsoft

When: Thursday August 4, 2022 from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM 

Who: Everyone is welcome!

WhereMS Teams Meeting 

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. 

  • 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: Downoad for iOS and Android

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.

GitLab CI/CD recorded webcast GitLab| GitLab 

LibreFoodPantry Open-Source Project

STC TA Documentation for Setting up Environments

STC Tech Club Private Cloud Lab

Now HIRING! Please contact Adrian Parker 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 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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