IT students receive first and second place during recent conferences


IT students receive first and second place during recent conferences

Information technology students and Technology Ambassadors Program participants, Eric Jenkins, ’18 and Brandon Henry, ’19 presented posters on behalf of their teammates during the ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing and STARS Celebration conferences in September 2018.

Henry presented and accepted a first placed award on behalf of his teammates Reuben Massaquoi and Jordan Harrison for their poster titled “Driving Future STARS: Inspiring the next generation of software developers,” which featured a space-themed scrolling shooter game.

Jenkins represented team members Anjan Panchatcharam and Jessica Wheeler, presenting a poster titled “Spreading Interest in Information Technology through Video Games” featuring a Guitar Hero®-like music game that took second place at both conferences.

GGC information technology professors co-author a paper


Dr. Sonal Dekhane, associate professor of information technology, presented a paper titled "Technology-Focused Service Learning Course to Increase Confidence and Persistence in Computing" at the 32nd Annual CCSC: Southeastern Conference at Roanoke College earlier this month.

Her co-authors from Georgia Gwinnett College’s discipline of information technology are Dr. Rahaf Barakat, assistant professor of information technology, Dr. Cengiz Gunay, assistant professor of information technology, Dr. Nannette Napier, associate professor of management information systems and decision sciences and Dr. Xin Xu, associate professor of information technology. 

Dr. Umar M. Khokhar publishes article in international journal


Dr. Umar M. Khokhar, lecturer of information technology, recently published an article titled "Cryptanalysis of IoTs Mutual Authentication Protocol" in International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks.

In this article, the authors outlined their analysis after performing cryptanalysis of the recently proposed ultralightweight mutual authentication protocol, which lead to the discovery of pitfalls and vulnerabilities in the protocol design.