Apr 01, 2023  
University Catalog 2020-2021 
University Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Computer Science

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Engineering and Technology A322
Phone: (323) 343-6690
Fax: (323) 343-6672
E-mail: cs@calstatela.edu
Website: http://www.calstatela.edu/academic/ecst/cs

With recent rapid advances in computer hardware and computer software technology, Computer Science has become one of the most exciting and dynamic research areas and one that seems set to affect the lives of everyone. Computer science combines constructivist mathematics with engineering technologies that enable mathematical objects to be treated as physical symbol systems. Its scope ranges from such abstract and theoretical topics as the semantics of programming languages and computational complexity to more concrete issues such as Boolean circuits and computer and network architectures. A central and integrating element of computer science is the design and development of software. Software is a representation of abstract ideas in a language capable of execution by a computer. The MS and the BS degree programs stress both theory and practice in the computer science area and were developed in accordance with curriculum guidelines recommended by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the authority on computer science education. Students who complete the degree will be well-qualified for challenging jobs in a field in which an unprecedented demand exists for men and women trained in computer software skills. Careers are available in such specialties as computer networks and security, data science, computer graphics, artificial intelligence, database systems, systems analysis, and distributed systems.


The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org

The Faculty

Professors: Russell J. Abbott, Vladimir N. Akis, Huiping Guo, Jiang Guo, Eun-Young Kang, Raj S. Pamula, Chengyu Sun, Behzad Parviz.
Assistant Professors: Zilong Ye, Yuqing Zhu, Mohammad Pourhomayoun.
Emeriti: Donald I. Kiel.

Programs for this Department:

Undergraduate Major

Computer Science, B.S. 
Computer Science, Blended B.S./M.S. 
Undergraduate Minor

Minor in Computer Science  
Graduate Major

Computer Science, M.S. 

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