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Parkside Computer Science Prof Wins UW System Award

(WGTD)---A UW-Parkside computer science instructor and a project partner at UW-Stout have received a prestigious award. 

Zaid Altahat, assistant professor of computer science at UW-P, and his Stout colleague, Saleh Alnaeli, will share $50,000 from the UW System Regent Scholar Grant program. Just a few such awards are handed out each year.

Their work will help software instructors design and plan training courses and curriculum that teaches secure coding practices, according to a news release. 

The money will be used to fund additional research and get more students involved.  

In addition to his faculty position, Altahat is director of the UW-Parkside App Factory which specializes in mobile-app development for internal and external clients.