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. Follow us on facebook for upcoming events »
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.
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.
65 units, no minor required
General Emphasis BA/BS
36 units, minor required
Minor - 23 Units
Minor - 23 Units
Minor - 21-23 Units
Media Arts and Game Development
Minor - 21 Units
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.
· 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.
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
It is now possible to earn credit (COMPSCI 493) while working outside the university. Below are links to the Internship Policy document and the Permission to Enroll form:
Links to Potential Internship Opportunities:
History of Women in IT: 6 Female Pioneers in Computer Sciences
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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)
WF Johnston - Anna Bennett
Edward Karrels Internship Scholarship - Ryan Albert and Owen Kirkeby
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
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.
Caroll & Kay Flanagan Scholarship - Kyle Amundson, Adikaramge Perera
William Beck Scholarship - Joshua Day
William Johnston Computer Science Scholarship - Mitchell Elmer
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.
iButtonLink is currently recruiting students interested in designing, implementing and/or testing firmware. Students may work either remotely or at the Whitewater Technology Park. Click on link for more details.
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.
All recruiters, both on and off campus are encouraged to post their positions on Handshake, UW-Whitewater's online job board.
Summer tutors available, please contact Sue Roberts at 262-472-1666 for information.
LOCATION: McGraw 19E (inside McGraw Lab).
Individuals attending tutoring MUST follow policies printed below and sign in after completion of each tutoring session.
Sign in for tutoring!
STUDENTS ATTENDING TUTORING SESSIONS WILL:
EXPECTATIONS OF TUTORS:
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ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) is the world's largest educational and scientific computing society, delivering resources that advance computing as a science.
Who are we?
The ACM chapter here on campus is anew student organization that targets students who are interested in the Computer Science field we accept all majors.
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).
Career and Internship Resources: