Computer Science Department Profile by HC120912083733

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									                        Department of Computer Science



       The Department of Computer Science is one of the largest departments at
Southern Connecticut State University offering both undergraduate and graduate
programs in different areas that prepare students for today’s challenging job
environments.

        It is one of the departments at the University to be recognized for offering a
distinguished program in both its curriculum and teaching excellence. There are two
programs at the baccalaureate level, General Computer Science and Computer
Information Systems. The department currently serves 117 undergraduate students and
13 graduate students.

        Since 1991, the undergraduate General Computer Science program was accredited
by CSAB (Computing Sciences Accreditation Board), which later merged with ABET
(Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology). During the last two re-
accreditation cycles, this program was awarded the maximal accreditation term of six
years, reflecting the curricula’s excellent quality and compliance of high standards as
required by ABET.

       Students have access to over 20 computer labs available throughout the campus
including two departmental facilities: a state-of-the-art Unix lab equipped with SUN
workstations, two SUN servers, a SUN disk RAID array and a programmable robot; and
a Networking and Security laboratory for courses and research.

         The laboratories are located in different sites on the Southern campus for ease of
access and manageability. Computer hardware consists of several major platforms in the
industry, IBM compatible PCs which have the Microsoft windows operating system
installed, MACS, which have either OS 9 or OS X installed and in the UNIX Lab, SUN
workstations which use SUN’s Solaris operating systems.

         The Computer Science faculty is active in scholarly activities and research. Their
diverse interests and achievements reflect the multi-dimensional talents and expertise
related to the discipline. Some areas of interest include: computer networks and
optimization, wireless communication, biomedical engineering, computer security, image
processing, parallel and distributed computing, data warehousing and data mining,
statistical modeling, web technologies and multimedia, and computer science education.

								
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