Computer Science

Contact Information

Hien Nguyen
Department Chair & Associate Professor
Phone: 262-472-5170
Location: 
Jiazhen Zhou 
Graduate Program Coordinator & Associate Professor
Phone: 262-472-5172
Location: Mcgraw 104c 
Sue Roberts
Academic Dept Associate
Phone: 262-472-1666
Location: Mcgraw 104

Computer Science

If you are interested in creatively designing and developing database applications, networking techniques, artificial intelligence tools, software engineering solutions with affordable tuition, small class sizes, and supportive faculty, you have come to the right place. We are home to Computer Science graduate students, undergraduate students; Computer Science, Multimedia Art and Game Development technology emphasis, Web development, Bioinformatics and Data Science minors. We are proud of our faculty who work tirelessly in cutting-edge research areas to provide a wide range of courses and opportunities outside classroom for our students.

Faculty research:

  • Artificial Intelligence: Computer Vision, Machine Learning, User Modeling, Decision Model
  • Networking, Cybersecurity: emergency communication networks, internet of things, cloud computing, and wireless networks.
  • Data Science: Blockchain, Data Science in Medicine, Deep data, Data Analysis
  • Software Engineering: Software Verification
  • Computational biology, Bioinformatics, Genome evolution 
  • Theory of Computer Science: Mathematical Programming and Optimization, Algebra and Combinatorics, Operation Research, Data Structure for Pattern Matching
  • Web Development

Sample of course sequences in these main areas

  • Artificial Intelligence: Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (332), Machine Learning (732), Image Processing and Computer Vision (736)
  • Networking:  Computer Networking (460), Mobile Computing Architecture (461), Network security (462), Cryptography and Cloud security (762), Cloud Computing (764)
  • Database and Data Science:Data Science for everyone (180), Introduction to Data Science (310), Database Management Systems(366), Advanced Database (766), Big   Data and Data mining (767)
  • Software Engineering: Programming languages (320), Software Engineering (476), Advanced Software Engineering (776), Software Testing (777), Software Specification and Verification (778)
  • Computational Biology: Bioinformatics(448), Topics in Applied Computing (451)
  • Theory of Computer Science: Data Structure (223), Theory of Algorithms (433), Theory of Computation (434), Advanced Algorithms (733), Optimization:Techniques   and Application (734)
  • Web Development: Client side scripting (381), Server side scripting (382), Web server (481), Advanced Web Development (482)

Pursue Your Dreams

The Computer Science major at UW-Whitewater complements a robust technological presence on campus, which includes programs in Information Technology and Media Arts & Game Development.

The major is geared toward students who want to pursue careers in software engineering, commercial software production, systems programming, Web development, and network, database, or computer design. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, half of the 10 fastest-growing careers for college graduates are computer science-related.

For more information, current events and research opportunities, please visit http://cs.uww.edu/.

Computer Science Major Rated #1

According to a Washington Post article dated 10/17/16, Computer Science was rated #1 major with the highest median rate of pay for new college graduates. Most popular entry level jobs were Software Engineer, Systems Engineer and Web Developer.

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Course Information

Majors and Minors

Computer Science Major
The department also offers a liberal arts major, leading to a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts in computer science from the College of Letters and Sciences. The general computer science major consists of 8 core courses plus 4 specialization courses (2 courses from each of 2 areas). There is also a 65 credit comprehensive major which consists of 15 core courses, 4 specialization courses and requires no minor.

Comprehensive emphasis
65 units, no minor required

General Emphasis BA/BS
36 units, minor required

MINORS:

Bioinformatics
Minor - 23 Units

Computer Science
Minor - 23 Units

Media Arts and Game Development
Technology Emphasis
Minor - 21 Units

Web Site Development and Administration
Minor - 24 Units
Certificate - 15 Units

Faculty Research and Patents

Publications Machine learning, Computer Vision: Eugene Santos Jr., Alex Kilpatrick, Hien Nguyen, Qi Gu, Andy Grooms; Flexible Algorithm Selection Framework for Large Scale Metalearning, in Proceedings of the IEEE/WIC/ACM International on Web Intelligence, Macau (2012). Pages 496-503.

Lopamudra Mukherjee, Sathya N. Ravi, Vamsi K. Ithapu, Tyler Holmes, Vikas Singh, "An NMF Perspective on Binary Hashing", Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), Oct., 2015. •Jia Xu, Lopamudra Mukherjee, Yin Li, Jamieson Warner, James M. Rehg, Vikas Singh, "Gaze-enabled Egocentric Video Summarization via Constrained Submodular Maximization", Proceedings of Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), June, 2015.

• Lopamudra Mukherjee, Jiming Peng, Trevor Sigmund, Vikas Singh, "Network FLow Formulations for Learning Binary Hashing", Proceedings of European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), Oct. 2016. •Sathya N. Ravi, Yunyang Xiong, Lopamudra Mukherjee, Vikas Singh, "Filter Flow Made Practical:Massively Parallel and Lock Free", Proceedings of Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), July, 2017.  

User Modeling

·  Eugene Santos Jr., Hien Nguyen, Fei Yu, Keum Joo Kim, Dequing Li, John T. Wilkinson, Adam Olson, Jacob Russell and Brittany Clark; Intelligence Analysis and the Insider Threat,  published in IEEE, March 2012. ·  H. Nguyen and E. Santos Jr. "Hybrid User Model for Capturing a User's Information Seeking Intent". 2013 In Multimedia Services in Intelligent Environments  Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies Volume 24, pp 31-63.

· Eugene Santos, Jr., Hien Nguyen, Jacob Russell, Joshua Day, Scott Pegelow, Alexis Greenstreeet; A Framework for Commander's Decision Making Processes by Exploiting Dynamic Contextual Information,  Human Factor and Ergonomic Society annual meeting, September 2016.

· Santos, Eugene, Jr., Nguyen, Hien, Kim, Keum Joo, Russell, Jacob A., Hyde, Gregory M., Veenhuis, Luke J., Boparai, Ramnjit S., De Guelle, Luke T., and Mac, Hung Vu, "A Contextual Decision-Making Framework," to appear in Computational Context (Eds. W. Lawless), CRC Press (2018) Networking 

· Jiazhen Zhou, Jiang Li, Yi Qian, Roy Sankardas and Kenneth Mitchell; Quasi-Optimal Dual-Phase Scheduling for Pigeon Networks,  2012 IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology 0018-9545.

· J. Zhou, R. Q. Hu and Y. Qian . A Scalable Vehicular Network Architecture for Traffic Information Sharing. 2012. IEEE Journal on Selected Area in Communications.

· Jiazhen Zhou, Jennifer Fox, Rose Qingyang Hu and Yi Qian, "Scaling of On-Demand Broadcast Scheduling in Stressed Networks", IEEE Transactions on Communications, Vol. 64, No. 8, pp. 3419-3429, August 2016.   Theory of Computer Science §  L. M. Arriola  and J. M. Hyman, "Being Sensitive to Uncertainty", Comput. Sci. Eng. 2007 §  Athula D. A. Gunawardena, Michael C. Ferris and Robert R. Meyer;  A network approach for segmentation in intensity modulated arc therapy,  published in 2011  Optimization Methods & Software, Volume 28, Issue 2.

·  Gunawardena, R. R. Meyer, W. L. Dougan, P. E. Monoghan and C. Basu, "Optimal Selection of an Independent Set of Cliques in a Market Graph", International Proceedings of Economics Development & Research; 2012.

·  Gunawardena; M. C. Ferris and R. R. Meyer, "A Network Approach for Segmentations in Intensity Modulated Arc Therapy", Optimization Methods and Software, 2013. Computational Biology

·  Li, W., Kuzoff, R.K., and M. Lynch. 2014. "Characterization of newly gained introns in Daphnia populations". Genome Biology and Evolution, 6:2218-2234.

· Li, W., Kuzoff, R.K., and M. Lynch. 2014. Characterization of newly gained introns in Daphnia populations. Genome Biology and Evolution, 6:2218-2234. Software Engineering

·  Y. Cao, A. L. Nsakanda, and M. Diaby (2014). "Planning the Supply of Rewards with Cooperative Promotion Considerations in Coalition Loyalty Programmes Management". Journal of the Operational Research Society, doi: 10.1057/jors. 2014.81.

·  Zachary J. Oster.  "Reasoning with Qualitative Preferences to Develop Optimal Component-Based Systems"; ACM Student Research Competition at International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE) 2013.

· Zachary J. Oster "Efficient Satisfiability Verification for Conditional Importance Networks", to be published in proceedings of the ADT 2017, 5th International Conference on Alogrithmic Decision Analysis, Luxemburg.

· Zachary J. Oster, Ganesh Ram Santhanam, and Samik Basu. "Scalable Modeling and Analysis of Requirements Preferences: A Qualitative Approach Using CI-Nets." 23rd IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE'15), pages 214-219. IEEE, 2015.

·  Y. Cao, A. L. Nsakanda, M. Diaby, M. J. Armstrong (2015). "Rewards-Supply Planning Under Option Contracts in Managing Coalition Loyalty Programmes". International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 53, Issue 22, 2015.

PATENT

Athula Gunawardena, Michael C. Ferris, Robert R. Meyer, Optimal Delivery System for IMAT Radiotherapy, US Patent: US 2013/0077751 Al, Sponsored by Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF), 2013

Faculty Research and Patents

Publications Machine learning, Computer Vision: 

  • Eugene Santos Jr., Alex Kilpatrick, Hien Nguyen, Qi Gu, Andy Grooms; Flexible Algorithm Selection Framework for Large Scale Metalearning, in Proceedings of the IEEE/WIC/ACM International on Web Intelligence, Macau (2012). Pages 496-503.
  • Lopamudra Mukherjee, Sathya N. Ravi, Vamsi K. Ithapu, Tyler Holmes, Vikas Singh, "An NMF Perspective on Binary Hashing", Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), Oct., 2015.
  • Jia Xu, Lopamudra Mukherjee, Yin Li, Jamieson Warner, James M. Rehg, Vikas Singh, "Gaze-enabled Egocentric Video Summarization via Constrained Submodular Maximization", Proceedings of Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), June, 2015.
  • Lopamudra Mukherjee, Jiming Peng, Trevor Sigmund, Vikas Singh, "Network FLow Formulations for Learning Binary Hashing", Proceedings of European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), Oct. 2016. •Sathya N. Ravi, Yunyang Xiong, Lopamudra Mukherjee, Vikas Singh, "Filter Flow Made Practical:Massively Parallel and Lock Free", Proceedings of Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), July, 2017.

 User Modeling

  • Eugene Santos Jr., Hien Nguyen, Fei Yu, Keum Joo Kim, Dequing Li, John T. Wilkinson, Adam Olson, Jacob Russell and Brittany Clark; Intelligence Analysis and the Insider Threat,  published in IEEE, March 2012.
  • H. Nguyen and E. Santos Jr. "Hybrid User Model for Capturing a User's Information Seeking Intent". 2013 In Multimedia Services in Intelligent Environments  Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies Volume 24, pp 31-63.
  • Eugene Santos, Jr., Hien Nguyen, Jacob Russell, Joshua Day, Scott Pegelow, Alexis Greenstreeet; A Framework for Commander's Decision Making Processes by Exploiting Dynamic Contextual Information,  Human Factor and Ergonomic Society annual meeting, September 2016.
  • Santos, Eugene, Jr., Nguyen, Hien, Kim, Keum Joo, Russell, Jacob A., Hyde, Gregory M., Veenhuis, Luke J., Boparai, Ramnjit S., De Guelle, Luke T., and Mac, Hung Vu, "A Contextual Decision-Making Framework," to appear in Computational Context (Eds. W. Lawless), CRC Press (2018)

Networking

Theory of Computer Science

PATENT

  • Athula Gunawardena, Michael C. Ferris, Robert R. Meyer, Optimal Delivery System for IMAT Radiotherapy, US Patent: US 2013/0077751 Al, Sponsored by Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF), 2013

  • Interactive Degree Planner Project through WiSYS Technology Foundation and National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Vehicular networking research projects
  • Computer Visioning research through NSF Grants
  • Office of Naval Research project (ONR Grants)

2017  Highlights

  • Greg Hyde (advised by Hien Nguyen): 2018 Summer Research Internship at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
  • UWW Summer Research Fellowship (SURF): Brandon Allen and Ben Stockton (advised by Zach Oster), 2017; Jaycee Cleveland  (advised by Zach Oster), 2018; Phoebe Miller (advised by Jiazhen Zhou), 2018   
  • Research papers: Greg Hyde, Ramnjit Boparai, Luke De Guelle, Luke Veenhuis (SPIE 18, CDM Book Chapter)  

2016 Highlights 

  • Nyia Lor invited to present his research at Posters on the Rotunda in Madison, WI and his abstract was submitted to the 2017 Hmong National Development Conference. 
  • Two students presented research at 2016 Undergraduate Research Day, UW-Whitewater 
  • Four students presented their research at the 2016 Science Alliance Meeting at UW-W in March.
  • Four students presented their research at the department Advisory Board meeting in April.
  • Three papers accepted or being reviewed at conferences/journals.  1) Eugene Santos, Jr., Hien Nguyen, Jacob Russell, Joshua Day, Scott Pegelow, Alexis Greenstreeet; A Framework for Commander's Decision Making Processes by Exploiting Dynamic Contextual Information,; Accepted paper for Human Factor and Ergonomic Society annual meeting, September 2016.

2015 Highlights 

  • Neural Networks and Topic Modeling for Sentimental Analysis(Albert/Kirkeby; faculty mentor Hien Nguyen). Poster presentation won 4th place at LSMCE Conference in Indianapolis 
  • Temporal Segmentation of Video Sequence Using Subspace Representation
  • Internet of Things, 
  • Students: Trevor Sigmund and Nicholas Schneider; Faculty Advisor: Jiazhen Zhou. Presented at UG Research Day and department High School Day, Spring 2015. Research results used in a course project for COMPSCI 461 Mobile Computing Architecture Spring 2015.
  • Broadcast in Vehicular Network, Student: Jennifer Fox; Faculty Advisor: Jiazhen Zhou. Presented at Spring 2015 Undergraduate Research Day. Simulation program used in Zhou's paper "Scaling of On-Demand Broadcast Scheduling in Stressed Network".
  • Strategies for Proactive Caching of Information in Disaster Rescue Network, Student: Kevin Hill; Faculty Advisor: Jiazhen Zhou. 
  • 3D Mapping for the Visually Impaired, Students: Alex Repsold and Steven Smith. Faculty Advisor: Hien Nguyen.
  • Multi-Tiered Application to Solve Geological and Geographical Equations, Students: Garcy Hackney, Dustin Forman and Austin Fies; Faculty Advisor: Hien Nguyen.

2014 Research 

  • Two computer science research posters made it to the finals at Undergraduate Research Day, March 19, 2014. The poster Emily Paulson submitted for her work with professor Hien Nguyen, won in its category. 
  •  Parallel Computing Applications in Finite Geometries and Finance Engineering (2014/15) Students: Hans Perera, Tyler WIlcock; Faculty Advisor: Dr. Athula Gunawardena Received first place poster award for the Math/Physics/Computer Science category at UW-Whitewater Undergraduate Research Day 3/18/15.
  • Version Aware Word Documents, 2013/14 Students: Stephen Coakley, Jacob Mischka; Faculty Advisor: Cheng Thao Paper was presented at ACM Symposium on Document Engineering in Colorado, USA, September, 2014.   
  • NMF approach to Binary Hashing, Spring 2014 Student: Tyler Holmes; Faculty Advisor: Lopamudra Mukherjee 
  • Real-Time Monitoring with Wireless Sensor Networks, Presented at Fall 2014 UG Research Day and 2015 department High School Day; Students: Scott Rupprecht, Trevor Sigmund, Christian Lee and David Feldman; Faculty Advisor; Jiazhen Zhou. ·         A Tool for Visualizing Preferences in Conditional Importance Networks, 2/14/14; Student: Joshua Leinberger 
  •  Dynamic Context-Centric Commander's Decision Support through Real-time Inverse Reinforcement Learning, Spring 2014; Student: Shawn Reichard; Faculty Advisor: Hien Nguyen 
  •  Sparse Based Coding, Fall 2013 Student: Alex Hall; Faculty Advisor: Lopamudra Mukherjee Presentation at IEEE National Conference in Hawaii, Spring 2015.
  • Quick Response Code Security, Fall 2014 UG Research Day; Student: Jenna Hammes; Faculty Advisor: Jiazhen Zhou. Laer received UWW Research Scholar award to work on QR code format improvement (Spring 2015).

2013

  • Zigbee in Smart Meter Networks, collaborative project with UW-Madison, Students: Aaron BrownJoseph Gleeson, YuetLong Leung and Trevor Wilson; Faculty Advisors; Jiazhen Zhou and Xinyu Zhang.

2012

  • Mobility Management System for Managing Laptops on Campus; Students: Scott Rupprecht and Nathan Zalewski. Faculty Advisor: Jiazhen Zhou. Used as an example in design and coding for the COMPSCI 451 course Spring 2013. 
  • JAVA 3D application to assist in understanding plant development; Students Joshua Pomerenke and Thomas Kagan. Faculty Advisor: Hien Nguyen.

PATENT

Athula Gunawardena, Michael C. Ferris, Robert R. Meyer, Optimal Delivery System for IMAT Radiotherapy, US Patent: US 2013/0077751 Al, Sponsored by Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF), 2013.

PUBLICATIONS

Machine learning, Computer Vision:

Eugene Santos Jr., Alex Kilpatrick, Hien Nguyen, Qi Gu, Andy Grooms; Flexible Algorithm Selection Framework for Large Scale Metalearning, in Proceedings of the IEEE/WIC/ACM International on Web Intelligence, Macau (2012). Pages 496-503.

Lopamudra Mukherjee, Sathya N. Ravi, Vamsi K. Ithapu, Tyler Holmes, Vikas Singh, "An NMF Perspective on Binary Hashing", Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), Oct., 2015.

Jia Xu, Lopamudra Mukherjee, Yin Li, Jamieson Warner, James M. Rehg, Vikas Singh, "Gaze-enabled Egocentric Video Summarization via Constrained Submodular Maximization", Proceedings of Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), June, 2015. 

Lopamudra Mukherjee, Jiming Peng, Trevor Sigmund, Vikas Singh, "Network FLow Formulations for Learning Binary Hashing", Proceedings of European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), Oct. 2016.

Sathya N. Ravi, Yunyang Xiong, Lopamudra Mukherjee, Vikas Singh, "Filter Flow Made Practical:Massively Parallel and Lock Free", Proceedings of Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), July, 2017.

User Modeling

Eugene Santos Jr., Hien Nguyen, Fei Yu, Keum Joo Kim, Dequing Li, John T. Wilkinson, Adam Olson, Jacob Russell and Brittany Clark; Intelligence Analysis and the Insider Threat,  published in IEEE, March 2012.

H. Nguyen and E. Santos Jr. "Hybrid User Model for Capturing a User's Information Seeking 2013 In Multimedia Services in Intelligent Environments  Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies Volume 24, pp 31-63.

Eugene Santos, Jr., Hien Nguyen, Jacob Russell, Joshua Day, Scott Pegelow, Alexis Greenstreeet; A Framework for Commander's Decision Making Processes by Exploiting Dynamic Contextual Information,  Human Factor and Ergonomic Society annual meeting, September 2016.

Sa
ntos, Eugene, Jr., Nguyen, Hien, Kim, Keum Joo, Russell, Jacob A., Hyde, Gregory M., Veenhuis, Luke J., Boparai, Ramnjit S., De Guelle, Luke T., and Mac, Hung Vu, "A Contextual Decision-Making Framework," to appear in Computational Context (Eds. W. Lawless), CRC Press (2018)

Networking

Jiazhen Zhou, Jiang Li, Yi Qian, Roy Sankardas and Kenneth MitchellQuasi-Optimal Dual-Phase Scheduling for Pigeon Networks,  2012 IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology 0018-9545.

J. Zhou, R. Q. Hu and Y. Qian . A Scalable Vehicular Network Architecture for Traffic Information Sharing. 2012. IEEE Journal on Selected Area in Communications. 

Jiazhen Zhou, Jennifer Fox, Rose Qingyang Hu and Yi Qian, "Scaling of On-Demand Broadcast Scheduling in Stressed Networks", IEEE Transactions on Communications, Vol. 64, No. 8, pp. 3419-3429, August 2016.

Theory of Computer Science

L. M. Arriola  and J. M. Hyman, "Being Sensitive to Uncertainty", Comput. Sci. Eng. 2007

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Gunawardena, R. R. Meyer, W. L. Dougan, P. E. Monoghan and C. Basu, "Optimal Selection of an Independent Set of Cliques in a Market Graph", International Proceedings of Economics Development & Research; 2012 Gunawardena M. C. Ferris and R. R. Meyer, "A Network Approach for Segmentations in Intensity Modulated Arc, Optimization Methods and Software, 2013. <

Computational Biology

Li, W.,Kuzoff, R.K., and M. Lynch. 2014. "Characterization of newly gained introns in Daphnia populations. Genome Biology and Evolution, 6:2218-2234.

Software Engineering

Y. Cao, A. L. Nsakanda, and M. Diaby (2014). "Planning the Supply of Rewards with Cooperative Promotion Considerations in Coalition Loyalty Programmes Management". Journal of the Operational Research Society, doi: 10.1057/jors. 2014.81.

Zachary J. Oster.  "Reasoning with Qualitative Preferences to Develop Optimal Component-Based Systems ACM Student Research Competition at International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE) 2013. 

Zachary J. Oster "Efficient Satisfiability Verification for Conditional Importance Networks", to be published in proceedings of the ADT 2017, 5th International Conference on Alogrithmic Decision Analysis, Luxemburg. ·        

Zachary J. Oster Ganesh Ram Santhanam, and Samik Basu. "Scalable Modeling and Analysis of Requirements Preferences: A Qualitative Approach Using CI-Nets." 23rd IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE'15), pages 214-219. IEEE, 2015.

 Y. Cao, A. L. Nsakanda, M. Diaby, M. J. Armstrong (2015). "Rewards-Supply Planning Under Option Contracts in Managing Coalition Loyalty Programmes". International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 53, Issue 22, 2015.


  • 2016 National Science Foundation, Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program, $225,000 for Interactive Degree Planner.
  • 2015-2018 Office of Naval Research Grants totalling $130,000 to Hien Nguyen (subcontracted through Dartmouth College).
  • 2012-2016, National Science Foundation Information and Intelligent Systems Research in Undergraduate Institutions three-year grant of $231,313 awarded to advance computer vision technology; Lopa Mukherjee, Principal.
  • 2015-2016 UW-W Professional Development Awards, $6,800 to Hien Nguyen and $5,000 to Lopamudra Mukherjee.
  • Fall 2013, AR-WiTAG Matching Grant of $42,100 awarded to Athula Gunawardena.2013 Grant Writing Fellowship awarded to Jiazhen Zhou.
  • Spring 2013, Strategic Initiative Grant of $49,000 awarded. Funded 12 students as Senior Project Assistants. Lopa Mukherjee, Principal; Hien Nguyen, Jiazhen Zhou, and Athula Gunawardena, Co-Principals.
  • Spring 2013, Wisconsin Small Company Advancement Program Award of $57,100 for Interactive Degree Planner project; Athula Gunawardena, Principal; Sobitha Samaranayake Co-Principal
  • 2011 Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) grant; awarded to Athula Gunawardena for System and method for intensity modulated arc therapy treatment planning.

 


2014-2024 BLS projected employment growthCareers in Computer Science

  • Software Engineering
  • Systems Programming
  • Web Development
  • Scientific Computing
  • Commercial Software
  • Network and Database Design

Announcements

12/15/17 Capgemini is an information technology consulting corporation seeking team members who flourish in a creative and diverse environment. They are currently seeking a QA Specialist (click link for position description and application instructions).

July 26, 2017 House Panel hearing regarding need for computer scientists.


Career and Internship Resources:

Career and Internship Resources:

  • 19 students graduated with a computer science major December 16, 2017 bringing the total graduates of the major at UW-W to 167 since 2013.
  • Dr. Arnab Ganguly joined the department in August 2017. He brings us expertise in the field of data structures and pattern matching.
  • July 26th hearing of House Panel Committee states demand  for computer science and programming is "skyrocketing". Read full article here.
  • Dr. Zach Oster was selected to receive the University Faculty/Staff Advising Award for 2017. He serves as the department's Master Advisor as well as a College of Letters and Sciences Plan-It-Purple Advisor. He is a leader in the department in all advising and curriculum-related matters. Congratulations Dr. Oster!
  • NSF Grant Received: A $255,000 grant was received for the Interactive Degree Planner project. This will help fund student workers, both graduate and undergraduate to work in a new software development center.



WF Johnston Scholarship   $425 - cs or secondary ed major or cs minor
Eric J. McLean  $600 - Junior or Senior highest gpa of those meeting criteria
McLean Family Scholarship   $ 500 – Females in science or math
Metcalf Family Scholarship   $ 2,000 – Females in science or math
Dr. Carol A. Cartwright Women in Leadership Scholarship $1,000

apply on-line (application deadline in February)

Other Scholarship Resources

2017 Scholarships and Awards
Anna Bennett

WF Johnston - Anna Bennett
Edward Karrels Internship Scholarship - Ryan Albert and Owen Kirkeby

2016 Scholarships and Awards

2016 Scholarship Recipients

Edward Karrels Internship Scholarship - Ryan Albert and Owen Kirkeby
WF Johnston - Jeremy Bernien
1st Year Physics - Lauren Shirley
McLean Family Scholarship - Jennifer K.
Metcalf Family Scholarship - Alexis Greenstreet

2015 Scholarships and Awards

Dean's award

2015 Math/Science Awards

Letters & Sciences Alumni Scholarship - Kyle Amundson
William Johnston Computer Science Scholarship - Trevor Sigmund
William C. Beck Scholarship - Kyle Amundson, Joshua Day
2015 Society of Information Management (SIM) Scholarship - Kathryn Deane
William Lowell Putnam Competition - December 2014 Joshua Day one of two top scorers for UW-W with a 12!
Undergraduate Research Day 2015 - Hans Perera and Tyler Wilcock's research poster on Parallel Computing wins 1st place in math/physics/computer science category.
NSF Predoctoral Research Fellowship - Alex Hall, alumnus and current Ph.D. student at UC-Berkeley.

2014 Scholarships

Caroll & Kay Flanagan Scholarship - Kyle Amundson, Adikaramge Perera
William Beck Scholarship - Joshua Day
William Johnston Computer Science Scholarship - Mitchell Elmer

2013 Awards

Antonio Fernandez – 1st Computer Science Graduate; Brian H. – Founding Vice President, UW-W Student Chapter ACM Organization; Michael C. – Founding President, UW-W Student Chapter ACM Organization, Student Instructional Assistant, Tutor and graduating MCS Major; Justin C.– Founding Treasurer, UW-W Student Chapter ACM Organization, and graduating MCS Major; Anthony L. – Founding Secretary, UW-W Student Chapter ACM Organization and incoming President; Joseph H. – Research Assistant, Student Instructional Assistant, Tutor and graduating MCS Major.


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Maverick Software is currently recruiting co-op students. See their advertisement on our INTERNSHIPS page.


Project Assist at the Center for Students with Disabilities is still in need of a tutor for COMPSCI 433, Theory of Algorithms. If you "aced" the course and have a 3.0 or above gpa, you are eligible to work as a tutor. Please apply at this link.


On and off campus positions are posted and updated regularly throughout the semester in the "News" section of our  web page;and also on our facebook page.


All recruiters, both on and off campus are encouraged to post their positions on Handshake, UW-Whitewater's online job board. 


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