Our fields of specialization reflect the interests of our excellent faculty, including big data analytics, computer security and forensics, advanced cyber infrastructures, artificial intelligence, data mining, bioinformatics, computer graphics, distributed and parallel computing, cloud computing, object-oriented technology, and software engineering. Our mission encompasses:
ResearchOur research objective is to advance the frontiers of the computer science field. Research directions are shaped, not only by the interests and expertise of the faculty, but by interdisciplinary collaboration partnerships within the campus community.
EducationOur education mission includes providing opportunities for graduate study at both the MS and PhD levels. The MS program serves both as a terminal degree for those interested in advanced study for use in business and industry as well as an entryway into the PhD program. The PhD program provides opportunities to develop new knowledge in the field — opportunities that, in some cases, grow out of a perceived need by those in another discipline or campus research group.
Recent advanced graduates have been hired by universities and such firms as Amdahl, American Airlines, Anderson Consulting, AT&T, Bell Northern Research, Bell South, Boeing, Borland, Cardinal Health, Cisco, DHL, Energen, GE Laboratories, Google, Honda, IBM, Intel, Intergraph, Lockheed, LSI Logic, Lucent, Mas Par, Mentor Graphics, Microsoft, Mitsubishi Electric, Motorola, NYNEX, Oracle, Ricoh, SRI, Sybase, Unisys, United Airlines, Xerox, and other national and regional corporations.
Other graduates are on the faculty at many colleges and universities, including Clemson, Samford, Birmingham Southern, Cal-State Fresno, Miles, Jefferson State, and Florida A&M. A student chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery actively involves graduate students.