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September 2017

MS Computer Science students build a digital forensic tool

  MS Computer Science students present SEAKER.
CSUCI MS Computer Science students recently presented a prototype of a digital forensic tool, named SEAKER (Storage Evaluator and Knowledge Extraction Reader), as part of their graduate Cybersecurity course. The project was a collaboration between the Ventura County District Attorney Digital Forensics Lab and CI Computer Science, under the umbrella of the SoCal High Technology Task Force (HTTF).
Digital Forensics (DF) deals with the recovery and investigation of clues from digital devices (computers, handhelds, iPads, routers, modems, DVRs, etc.). The goal of this effort is to support or refute a hypothesis in court. DF is a complex and technical field: it can be used to attribute evidence to specific suspects, confirm alibis or statements, determine intent, identify sources, or authenticate documents. A DF investigation commonly consists of 3 stages: acquisition or imaging of exhibits, analysis and reporting. The SEAKER tool helps with the acquisition of data from digital devices in a way that prevents tampering.

The students presented a live demo with devices supplied by the Ventura County DA. The SEAKER prototype was able to compile search results in less than a minute depending on the size of the device. According to VCDA officials at the presentation this is a remarkable increase in efficiency and will be a useful tool in the field: while imaging of a hd can take up to 4 hours, SEAKER performs a triage search in minutes.  read more

Spring 2018 application period now open

MBA student Diego Rico named graduate student rep to the MVS Business Advisory Council

Dr. William Cordeiro, Dean of the Martin V. Smith School of Business & Economics (Smith School), recently named MBA student Diego Rico to the School's Business Advisory Council (BAC) as the graduate student representative.  Rico said that he chose CI's MBA program because it "represents the best value that one could look for in an MBA program and because "the Martin V. Smith School of Business & Economics and the entire CSUCI campus are truly gems in the heart of Ventura County."

  MBA student Diego Rico is the BAC's new  graduate student  rep.

"Having grown up in Ventura County and having returned as an engineering professional, I am intimately aware of the county's challenging economic outlook", Rico said, a situation which he attributes in part to the high cost of living and lack of jobs that pay wages "sufficiently enough to allow young professionals to afford living in the area."  Rico believes that the BAC members "play a key role in countering the local brain drain by bringing awareness, prestige, and prominence to CSUCI and the Smith School, thereby ensuring that "CSUCI will continue to play a key role in helping to contribute to solving some of the county's most pressing challenges." 
The BAC is a voluntary resource group of the Smith School. It is comprised of both private and public sector leaders from the region and has one undergraduate and one graduate student representative of the School. Its activities are geared to directly assist the faculty, staff, students and alumni of the Smith School and to bring awareness and recognition of the School's various undergraduate and graduate programs. The BAC is not involved in any fund-raising, but contributes its time and expertise to better the School and its interests.

The MBA program is offered by CSUCI Extended University at the Thousand Oaks and Goleta/Santa Barbara campuses. Visit our website to learn more about the program.


James Hornstein, M.D. 
Family Practice Physician, Ventura

Friday, September 15, 2017
12pm - 1:30pm
Malibu Hall 100, Camarillo Campus 

Free of charge - includes lunch

Hornstein is also the ethics chair at the Ventura County Medical Center, and chair of the Bioethics
Committee at Community Memorial Hospital, both in Ventura. He received his medical degree from
UCLA and a certificate in Advanced Studies in Bioethics from Loyola Marymount University.
Hornstein has been a lecturer at USC, Western University School of Medicine, and UCLA, where he
has taught students courses on ethics in society and medical ethics. Hornstein has been the organizer,
moderator, and a frequent speaker at the Community Memorial Health System Speaker Series for the
last 10 years.

Scenes from Fall 2017 New Student Orientation

Dr. Priscilla Liang gives an overview of the MBA program. 
Dr. Sohui Lee tells students about CSUCI's Writing and Multiliteracy Center.

New students focus on the presentations.

New students get acquainted with their classmates.

 MS Biotechnology student Nicolas Palacios was recently spotlighted in Extended      University's Feature Friday, a social media campaign that showcases students who  are channeling their potential through CSU Channel Islands. Palacios had this to say about the  program: "I think this is a good program for people who are hardworking and want to continue  their education. I see this program as a great tool . . . CI turned out to be a great opportunity.  You can be a big fish in a small pond." 

Writing and presentation 
support  services for students

CI's Writing & Multiliteracy Center can help you gain confidence and be more effective in writing, speaking, and communicating using visual and digital media. Access our services online or in person. 

Call us at 805-437-8934 or visit us online at to make an appointment

Graduate Information Sessions
Undergraduate Information Sessions
MBA at Thousand Oaks
Thursday, September 7, 6:00-7:00pm 
Thousand Oaks Campus
Monday, September 18, 6:00-7:00pm
(Online via Zoom)
Tuesday, October 3, 6:00-7:00pm
Thousand Oaks Campus

MBA at Santa Barbara
Monday, September, 18, 6:00-7:00pm
(Online via Zoom)
Wednesday, September 20, 7:00-8:00pm
Wednesday, October 18, 6:30pm-7:30pm
Santa Barbara/Goleta Campus

MS Biotechnology/MBA Dual Degree
Thursday, October 5, 6:00-7:00pm
Thousand Oaks Campus

MS Biotechnology
Thursday, October 5, 6:00-7:00pm
Thousand Oaks Campus

MS Computer Science
Monday, September 11, 6:00-7:00pm
(Online via Zoom)
MS Mathematics
Thursday, September 14, 6:00-7:00pm
( Online via Zoom)

BS Business at Santa Barbara 
Wednesday, September 20, 5:30-6:30pm
Santa Barbara/ Goleta campus
Thursday, September 21st 9:00am -11:00am and 2:00pm-4:00pm
Transfer Advising (Santa Barbara City College Transfer Center) Register by calling (805) 730-4347 

Thursday, October 19, 5:30-6:30pm
(Online via Zoom)

Wednesday, September 20, 5:30-6:30pm
Santa Barbara/ Goleta campus
Thursday, September 21st 9:00am -11:00am and 2:00pm-4:00pm
Transfer Advising (Santa Barbara City College Transfer Center) Register by calling (805) 730-4347 
Thursday, October 19, 5:30-6:30pm
(Online via Zoom)

Thousand Oaks/Camarillo 
Andrew Conley, MBA  
(805) 497-3921 

Santa Barbara/Goleta 
Melissa Whitacre, MBA 
(805) 312-6367 

Jeff Ziskin, Editor - CSU Channel Islands Extended University