College of Computer Science

Summer Programs at College of Computer Science Benefit 19K

Source: King Khalid University - Media Center The College of Computer Science at King Khalid University organized 11 training programs and technology initiatives as a part of the Summer 2020 Mobaderoon project. The program included training bootcamps, meetings, and technical lectures. The programs offered by the College of Computer Science were developed to provide participants with essential skills to compete in the job market. In line with the College of Computer Science goals — which support the shift to digital transformation and Vision 2030 — the programs delivered during the COVID-19 pandemic served to develop potential and spark innovation. King Khalid University's top priority remains the health, safety, and well-being of our community. As a result, the programs and initiatives of "Mobaderon" fulfill our vision's most critical aspect, which is community service. Mobaderoon was a response to COVID-19 in that the community was offered a wide variety of innovative online learning opportunities for children, families, and lifelong learners. Dean of the College of Computer Sciences, Dr. Ali Mohammed Algarwi, explained that the number of participants in the programs, initiatives, and bootcamps reached 19,000. He pointed out that participants were from different age groups, backgrounds, and locations. Dean Algarwi noted that the programs varied between lectures in technology fields like data science, machine learning, and deep learning. He highlighted that his team developed intensive training bootcamps, which focused on practical aspects (more than 70% of the bootcamp content was practical). He thanked all those who contributed to implementing the College's initiatives. Dean Algarwi then related that his team held several training bootcamps during the summer. The first being the Ramadan Programming Python for Beginners Bootcamp, which taught the basics of Python. On the more intermediate level was the Writing Advanced Software in Python Bootcamp, which trained students to write advanced software, solve problems using algorithms and data structures, and train on object-oriented programming. Moving towards the more advanced level was the 60-hour Data Science Bootcamp, which covered the basic principles of this expansive field. Participants were thoroughly engaged in data analysis and pattern discovery using machine learning algorithms. Data Protection was also covered in the 36-hour Cybersecurity Bootcamp, which focused on discovering the most important security vulnerabilities in web applications. It also introduced the essential commands in Linux and Windows, control systems and files, network scanning tools, and ethical hacking. When it came to programs, a workshop entitled "An Introduction on Microsoft Azure" was delivered, which included a lecture on Huawei technical solutions in education and new oil data. Other lectures included the impact of Deep Learning in our lives and Oracle Cloud services.

College of Computer Science Organizes Data Is the New Oil Webinar

Source: King Khalid University - Media Center  From the college's keenness in spreading digital knowledge among society, Dean of the College of Computer Science, Dr. Ali Mohammed Algarwi, supervisor of the "Summer of Technology" initiative, clarified that the college is launching many initiatives and technical seminars and sessions during the summer. It will continue its efforts to meet Vision 2030 and raise the digital awareness of society. The webinar — attended by 1,100 participants — opened with a speech from Dr. Asiri on data and big data, data science, and its development and importance in our time. Dr. Asiri then talked about the data structures and types and stressed the importance of distinguishing between types of data from structured to non-structured. Dr. Asiri also discussed data science and business intelligence, the differences between them, and the important distinction that business intelligence is related to the past while data science is related to the future. At the end of the webinar, Dr. Asiri pointed out the skills and functional areas of data science in that a data scientist possesses several skills such as programming, mathematical statistics, and analysis, noting that it is one of the hottest jobs in the 21st century.

University to Launch R Programming for Data Science Bootcamp

Source: King Khalid University - Media Center  Dean of College of Computer Science, Dr. Ali Mohammed Algarwi, stated that the program comes within the university's "Mobaderoon" initiative. The project includes extensive training in the basics of data science, also data engineering, learning data analysis, graphing and eliciting patterns from data. The camp was developed for those interested in data science who want to master the basics of R, handle data structures, and manage data in the most efficient way. It is also tailored to data management and analyst professionals from all sectors. Dr. Areej Al-Asiri, the program presenter, faculty member at the College of Computer Science, says: "The program provides the basics of data analysis and extrapolation in order to explore its patterns and phenomena using the R language, starting with initial analysis, data engineering, and then employing machine learning algorithms to extrapolate data. It also focuses on data imaging techniques and using it in making a decision through the practical application of these techniques using real situation based data from various challenges." Furthermore, Dr. Asiri noted that the camp aims to develop an understanding of data analysis and imaging, providing them with the most important technical skills for data engineering. It will introduce participants to basic machine learning techniques and applications in data analysis, extrapolation, and pattern discovery. It also aims to introduce data visualization techniques used in strategic decision-making. Of noteworthy mention, the program allows participants the opportunity to build a portfolio while receiving instant and personalized feedback.