May 23, 2024  
University Catalog 2023-2024 
University Catalog 2023-2024

Department of Computer Science

Information about the Department of Computer Science 

Department Office

Office: Engineering and Technology A322
Phone: (323) 343-6690   Fax: (323) 343-6672
Department Website: Department of Computer Science


Eun-Young Elaine Kang
Phone: (323) 343-6690

The Faculty

Professors: Huiping Guo, Jiang Guo, Eun-Young Kang (Chair), Chengyu Sun, Behzad Parviz
Associate Professors:  Mohammad Pourhomayou, Zilong Ye, Yuqing Zhu
Assistant Professors: Navid Amini, Negin Forouzesh, Manveen Kaur, David Krum, Jungsoo Lim
FERP Professors: Vladimir N. Akis, Raj S. Pamula
Emeriti: Russell J. Abbott, Vladimir N. Akis, Donald I. Kiel., Raj S. Pamula


The Department of Computer Science offers a pre-eminent computer science program that prepares students from diverse backgrounds for productive careers by providing them with a student-centered, practically-focused quality learning experience.

Mission Statement

To graduate well educated computer scientists who are prepared to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing, increasingly complex world. This will be accomplished through:

  • A well-qualified faculty who care about students and their success.
  • A dynamic, up-to-date curriculum that has an optimal balance between theory and practice.
  • Laboratories, computer facilities, and instructional classrooms on par with any computer science program in the nation.
  • Unique co-curricular opportunities for students such as participation in student design competitions, professional student organizations, and pre-professional employment.
  • Opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to participate in research and industry-funded design clinic projects.
  • Mutually beneficial partnerships with area industry that take advantage of our location in one of the most concentrated high-tech centers in the nation.
  • Strong cooperative relationships with local high schools, community colleges, and with other four-year institutions.


The BS degree in Computer Science is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the commission’s General Criteria and Program Criteria for Computer Science and Similarly Named Computing Programs.


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