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									Master of Science Degree                                                    Research Activity
                                                                            Research projects are readily available since faculty
                                                                            is actively involved in research. Major areas of
Hampton University offers the Master of Science                             specialization include:

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(M.S.) program in Computer Science that is suitable

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for computer science majors, as well as those who                               Information Assurance: Security awareness,

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have a strong interdisciplinary background.                                     prevention/detection, computer and network
                                                                                security, and information security.
Following the Hampton tradition, the Computer                                   Artificial Intelligence: Natural language
Science department has created a friendly                                       processing, heuristic search, intelligent user

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environment, with low student/faculty ration and a                              interface, expert systems, agents, and robotics.
curriculum that can be adapted to individual needs.
Experimental research programs, strong faculty                                  Software Engineering: Theory and practice of

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commitment to teach and research, and excellent                                 program analysis and testing, specification and
computing facilities, yield to a fertile environment in                         design of software tools, and advanced
which to get an advanced degree. For those without a                            implementation methods for abstract data types.
strong background in computer science, a set of                                 Parallel Processing: Parallel program
bridge courses provide the necessary background for                             development and application areas. Object-
regular admission to the MS program. Graduates of                               oriented parallel programs, parallel search,
the program have been actively recruited and hired                              parallel parsers and compilers, and parallel
by major software and hardware companies for                                    operating system design.
positions in software development, testing and
                                                                                Computer Graphics: Curve and surface
                                                                                interpolation and approximation and OPENGL.

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The M.S. degree program in Computer Science                                 Faculty & Research
allows each student to obtain a broad background in                         Dr. Jean Muhammad (Chair) – Distributed Agents
areas of Programming Languages, Operating                                   Dr. Chutima Boonthum – AI and Robotics
Systems, Theory of Computing, Software Engineering                          Dr. Yen-Hung Hu - Information Assurance, Computer Security
and Artificial Intelligence.                                                Dr. Maria Lam – Simulation, Geometric Modeling
                                                                            Dr. Stephen Providence – HPC, Computational Mathematics
                                                                            Mr. Robert Willis – Information Assurance, SW Engineering
Degree Plan of Study
                                                                            Computer Facilities
Course             Description                            A*       B
                                                                            The Department of Computer Science maintains its
CSC 510            Mathematical Foundation                3       3         own Computer Center. The Center consists of three
CSC 620            Operating System                       3       3         major labs and a well equipped server center.
CSC 630            Artificial Intelligence                3       3             Lab 126 and Lab 127 available for students use,
CSC 640            Software Engineering                   3       3             open daily from 7:00a.m. - 12:00a.m.
CSC 650            Theory of Computation                  3       3             The wireless lab is opened for classes from
CSC 660            Programming Language                   3       3             8:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.
CSC 681/2          Research/Teaching seminar              3       3         Two additional labs, as of Spring 2007:
CSC                Approved Electives                     11      15            The Artificial Intelligence Lab
CSC 684/9          Thesis                                 4        -            The Network and Information Security Lab
CSC 700            Thesis Registration                    1        -        Financial Assistance
CSC 702            Comprehensive Exam                      -      1         Please visit the Office of Financial Aid:
                    ** Total                              37      37
* Plan A is thesis option and plan B is comprehensive examination option.
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                                                                     Highlight Current Graduate Students
                                                                  Jason Bernier started his

                                                                  graduate degree in computer
                                                                  science at Hampton in 2007
                                                                  after completed his undergrad
                                                                  degree in Computer Science at
                                                                  Hampton that same year. As a
                                                                  graduate student Jason has
                                                                  worked as a graduate researcher
                                                                                                                                Master of Science
                                                                  for the AIM project during the school year. As a
                                 Department of Computer Science
                                                                  graduate computer science student, he designed and
                                                                  developed the backend database and database
                                                                  services for the data products generated by the AIM
                                                                  satellite. This system figures out the public data
                                                                                                                                 Computer Science
                                                                  products, downloads and processes the file into the
                                                                  AIM repository and creates a record in the AIM
                                 Hampton, VA – 23668
                                                                  database. During the summers as a graduate student,
                                 Hampton University

                                                                  Jason interned for Goldman Sachs. Throughout his
                                 Graduate Program

                                                                  graduate tenure he has realized that the application of
                                                                  computer science skills can be useful in any industry
                                                                  whether it be finance to aerospace.

                                                                                       Christopher Queen is currently
                                                                                       a 2nd year graduate student at
                                                                                                                            For more information about degree programs offered in
                                                                                       Hampton University. Chris

                                                                                                                            the Department of Computer Science, please contact:
                                                                                       works for the Atmospheric &
                                                                                       Planetary Sciences department        Dr. Jean A. Muhammad, Department Chair
                                                                                       where they help to progress the      Science & Technology (Room 120)
                                                                                       AIM satellite mission launched       Hampton University, Hampton VA-23668
                                                                                       on April 25, 2007. His current       Phone: (757) 727-5552 Fax: (757) 727-5390
Department of Computer Science

                                                                  study of computer science focuses on Artificial
                                                                  Intelligence and Natural Language Processing. Upon        URL:
                                                                  graduation, Chris plans to work with Raytheon in
                                                                                                                            Dr. Stephen Providence, Graduate Program Director
                                                                  Falls Church, VA in the software engineering              Science & Technology (Room 120)
                                                                  department. Chris also attended Hampton University
Hampton, VA 23668

                                                                                                                            Hampton University, Hampton VA-23668
Hampton University

                                                                  for undergrad where he received his B.S. degree in        Phone: (757) 727-5552 Fax: (757) 727-5390
                                                                  computer science and was made a brother the               Email:
                                                                  Gamma Iota chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity,
                                                                  Inc. in 2007.                                             General Information about Graduate College, please visit:

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