Computer Science

Members of the Lafayette Lens production team, interviewer Reed Shapiro '14, producer Kelly Sposato '14, and cameraman Ed Obrien '16, meet with Kevin Mandia '92.

April 15, 2014

Students Explore National Cybersecurity with Kevin Mandia ’92

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Students got insight from an expert on the state of national cybersecurity when Kevin Mandia ’92, senior vice president and chief operating officer of the FireEye™ security software firm, visited campus last week. View more images of Kevin Mandia’s visit on Flickr Mandia became a national figure last year after his cybersecurity company, Mandiant, published [...]

Professor Elaine Reynolds works with Blaine Caslin '13 in her lab in Kunkel Hall.

January 21, 2014

Lafayette Expands Resources and Opportunities in Computational Biology

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The Biology Department welcomed Lafayette’s first computational biologist this semester, Eric Ho. Having a dedicated faculty member is a sign of the College’s commitment to a growing field that is already heavily researched in the College’s labs and classrooms. As an assistant professor of biology, Ho also has an affiliated appointment with the Computer Science [...]

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January 7, 2014

Kevin Mandia ’92 Named COO of Cybersecurity Firm in Deal Topping $1 Billion

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Founder and CEO of Mandiant cybersecurity company, Kevin Mandia ’92 has been recognized internationally for his firm’s report revealing that a military unit in China’s People’s Liberation Army was responsible for numerous cyber attacks on American corporations, organizations, and government agencies. The news was reported last year on the front page of The New York [...]

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November 5, 2013

Student Team Takes Fifth in Region in International Programming Contest

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Last weekend, a student team placed fifth among 191 competitors in the Mid-Atlantic Regional portion of the annual Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) International Collegiate Programming Contest. The competition involves a global network of universities hosting regional events that advance teams to the world finals. “The contest fosters creativity, teamwork, and innovation in building new [...]

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July 23, 2013

Kevin Mandia ’92 Is Internationally Recognized Expert in Computer Security

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When the Air Force assigned him to handle computer security at the Pentagon, Kevin Mandia ’92 had no idea his first job out of college would lead him to found his own company. Today, he is president and chief executive officer of Mandiant Intelligent Information Security and an internationally recognized expert in the field. “I’m [...]

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July 18, 2013

Fortune Cover Features Kevin Mandia ’92 and His Discovery of Chinese Hackers

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Dubbed “the CEO who caught the Chinese spies red-handed,” Kevin Mandia ’92 is featured on the cover of this week’s Fortune. Founder and CEO of Mandiant cybersecurity company, Mandia released a 60-page report in February revealing that a military unit in China’s People’s Liberation Army located in an office just outside Shanghai is responsible for [...]

Tiffany Phuong ’16; Robert Kurt, associate professor and head of biology; Kofi Boateng ’16; and Chun Wai Liew, associate professor of computer science, work in the lab.

July 12, 2013

Tiffany Phuong ’16 and Kofi Boateng ’16 Combine Biology and Computer Science in Cancer Research

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Research by Tiffany Phuong ’16 (Aldan, Pa.) and Kofi Boateng ’16 (Bronx, N.Y.) this summer is contributing to their goals of becoming doctors and could also help in the fight against cancer. They are working on an interdisciplinary project looking at how the protein MYD88 affects tumor growth with Robert Kurt, associate professor and head of [...]

Team members Samuel Rosen ’13, Christopher Jones ’13, Shannon Sullivan ’13, Nicholas Carboni ’13, and Paul Kim ’13 work with their program in the computer lab of Acopian Engineering Center.

July 1, 2013

Computer Science Majors Help Nonprofit Track Clients and Services

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By Shehtaz Huq ’13 Six computer science seniors collaborated with New Bethany Ministries—a local nonprofit that serves the homeless, poor, and mentally ill—to create a computerized system that keeps track of its clients and the services provided to them. “Our primary goal was to deliver a functional and flexible program that will help the people [...]

Christopher Jones ’13 and John Fulton work in Skillman Library

May 31, 2013

Christopher Jones ’13 Delves Into Programming through IT Internship

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By Shehtaz Huq ’14 Long before Christopher Jones ’13 (Macungie, Pa.) began programming for Lafayette’s Information Technology Services, he was coding and releasing a dozen or so video games for his own website—in middle school. “Knowing code gives you a skill set that has almost limitless possibilities,” he says. “I can configure my computer to [...]

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May 9, 2013

Lafayette Honors Students for Academic Excellence

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Lafayette honored more than 85 students for academic excellence at the annual All-College Honors Convocation May 5 in Colton Chapel. Awards and prizes recognized outstanding academic success in all four of Lafayette’s academic divisions—engineering, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. This spring, 42 students will join Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest and most respected undergraduate [...]