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Computer Science (COSC)
Chair: Jaspal Subhlok
Barbara Chapman, Marc Garbey, J. C. Huang (Emeritus), Shou-Hsuan Stephen Huang, Olin G. Johnson, Lennart Johnsson, Ioannis A. Kakadiaris, Willis K. King (Emeritus), Ernst L. Leiss, Ioannis Pavlidis, Jehan-François Pâris, Jaspal Subhlok, Rakesh Verma
Albert M. K. Cheng, Kam-Hoi Cheng, Christoph Eick, Yuriy Fofanov, Nikolaos V. Tsekos, Ricardo Vilalta
Zhigang Deng, Edgar Gabriel, Victoria Hilford (Instructional), Carlos Ordonez, Nouhad Rizk (Instructional), Shishir Shah, Venkat Subramaniam (Instructional), Changhoon Yum, Rong Zheng
Robert N. Lea
Computer science is the systematic study of computing systems and computation. Numerous professional opportunities exist for graduates with computer science degrees including software engineering, internet systems and technology, game design, computer graphics, animation, robotics, artificial intelligence, security, medicine, biotechnology, business management and consulting, modeling, as well as graduate study in computing-related fields.
The computer science program at the University of Houston is rigorous. There is a strong correlation between the logical thinking and computer science. Students considering majoring in computer science should thus have shown considerable ability in logical reasoning and mastered the fundamentals of applied mathematics. Students majoring in computer science also receive extensive instruction in state-of-the-art computing architectures, operating systems, compilers, software engineering methods and practices. Therefore, they combine good mathematical background with the ability to design and develop quality software systems on a large scale.
Students majoring in computer science choose one of three options:
Students planning to continue into graduate work are encouraged to pursue the B.S. with science or software design option degree program.
The B.S. program in computer science has been accredited by the Computer Science Accreditation Commission of the Computing Science Accreditation Board since 1987.
The department's teaching and research fields of specialization include bioinformatics, biomedical image analysis, computer networks, computer vision, computer graphics, databases, high performance computing, internet computing, operating systems, parallel and distributed computing, physics-based modeling and simulation, real-time systems, software engineering, scientific computing, and theory.
Several faculty members have interdisciplinary interests in chemistry and the biological/medical sciences.
Catalog Publish Date: August 19, 2010
This Page Last Updated: June 30, 2010
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