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.
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.
Lopamudra Mukherjee, Huu Dat Bui, Adib Keikhosravi, Agnes Loeffler, Kevin W. Eliceiri, "Super-resolution recurrent convolational neural networks for learning with multi-resolution whole slide images," J. Biomed. Opt. 24(12), 126003 (2019), doi:10.1117/1.JBO.24.12.126003.
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.
Four graduate students successfully defend their thesis Four of our Master students Jay Senanayaka, Abdoul Yigo, Tony Schmidt, and Luke Veehnuis successfully defended their thesis on December 6, 2019. https://www.facebook.com/UWWComputerScienceProgram/photos/a.277139715738201/2593051444147005/?type=3&theater
Professor Eugene Santos from Dartmouth College gave a seminar on Computation IntelligenceProfessor Eugene Santos Jr. from Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth college delivered a seminar on Computational Intent on November 11, 2019. Professor Santos also spent good amount of time in meeting with students and faculties from department of Computer Science. https://www.facebook.com/UWWComputerScienceProgram/photos/a.277139715738201/2552603258191824/?type=3&theater
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
Financial Aid for Women - https://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/scholarships-financial-aid-for-women/
Graduate Scholarships for Women - https://www.gograd.org/financial-aid/scholarships/women/
Graduate Scholarships for Women in STEM - https://www.gograd.org/resources/women-in-stem/
Scholarships, Programs, and Organizations for Women in STEM - https://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/women-in-stem/
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.
Please contact Sue Roberts at 262-472-1666 for more information.
Individuals attending tutoring MUST follow policies printed below and sign in after completion of each tutoring session.
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STUDENTS ATTENDING TUTORING SESSIONS WILL:
EXPECTATIONS OF TUTORS:
LINK TO: debugging_tips
ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) is the world's largest educational and scientific computing society, delivering resources that advance computing as a science.
If you are interested in organizing an ACM chapter on campus, please contact Dr. Arnab Ganguly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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).
Associate Computer Science Professor Hien Nguyen saw something in UW-Whitewater senior Greg Hyde that told her he may want to put his dream of opening a pizza restaurant on hold for awhile.
As a member of a group of Nguyen's research students called The Scenario Development Team working on a project funded by the Office of Naval Research (ONR), Hyde had an opportunity to put his analytical skills to work.
The team evaluates a computational model to capture the decision- making process of naval commanders. UW-Whitewater students on the team collaborate on the work with students from Dartmouth University. Each week, the two groups communicate by teleconference. They develop scenarios, conduct experiments, collect data and report their findings to the ONR.
Nguyen this fall encouraged all of her students, including Hyde, to apply for a summer 2018 internship program which is called The Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP). The program provides an opportunity for students to participate in research at a Department of Navy (DoN) laboratory during the summer ( https://nreip.asee.org/).
Modest by nature, Hyde, who is from Kenosha, wasn't expecting the response he got when he applied. He received word of his acceptance on Nov. 29.
"I didn't think my application was even going to be looked at," he said. "I didn't know how strong of an applicant I was, but she (Nguyen) definitely encouraged me. I wouldn't have applied if it hadn't been for Dr. Nguyen."
Hyde will graduate from the UW-Whitewater computer science program on Saturday and return to Whitewater in January for his first semester of graduate school in the program. Next summer he will travel to Washington D. C. for the internship and work in the Navy Center for Applied Research in Artificial Intelligence for as long as 14 weeks.
"It's right on the Potomac River in Washington," he said. "and they do a lot of projects in the water. What they are working on is automated underwater vehicles and AI (artificial intelligence), using reasoning and how to make it accomplish a goal and make it change goals dynamically.
"It's a ten-week program but usually they extend it to 14 (weeks) if you want to stay longer," Hyde added. "I might stay as long as I can just to soak up as much information as possible."
Nguyen said Hyde was competing for the internship against students from research institutions and even with graduate students nationwide.
"We are very proud of what Greg brings," Nguyen said. "One year ago, I think at one of the group meetings I said with your analytical skills you should work for DOD. He said all I ever wanted to do is to open a pizza restaurant.
"I said you can go to DC, work for awhile, get some money and you still can come back and open that restaurant." - UW-W News article written Fall 2017
In video, below, 2016 Graduate, Joshua Day and his mother, Rochelle Day speak to the UW System Board of Regents about their educational experiences and opportunities at UW-Whitewater.