Mar 24, 2018  
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Science Department

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College of the Sciences
Hebeler Hall, room 219
Mail Stop 7520
Fax: 509-963-1449
See website for how this program may be used for educational and career purposes.

Faculty and Staff
(Interim) Aaron Montgomery, PhD

Razvan Andonie, PhD, computational intelligence, machine learning, parallel/distributed computing, big data analytics, data mining
Boris Kovalerchuk, PhD, artificial intelligence, visual big data analytics, machine learning, data mining, computer vision, simulation, computer architecture, soft computing

Associate Professors
Donald Davendra, PhD, optimization, evolutionary algorithms, manufacturing systems, chaos control, data analytics

Assistant Professors
Szilard Vajda, PhD, machine learning, medical image processing, document analysis, data analytics

Chris Dunn, secretary senior
Zachary Geesaman, systems analyst
Megan McConnell, advisor, recruiter

Department Information
The Department of Computer Science (CS) offers a degree program leading to the Bachelor of science in computer science. The department also jointly offers a program with the industrial engineering technology (IET) department in the College of Education and Professional Studies in computer engineering technology. Information related to the computer engineering technology program can be found in the IET section of the catalog.

The field of computer science can trace its beginnings and much of its foundation to both mathematics and engineering. Because of this, studies in computer science range from theory through experimental techniques to engineering methodology. The purpose of the computer science curriculum is to expose students to aspects of each of these disciplines and foster an appreciation and understanding of them. To accomplish this, students are exposed to the broad theoretical basis of computer science as well as a strong laboratory component. The laboratory experience is more than simple programming. Rather, it is through the laboratories that students are introduced to both the experimental and the design aspects of computer science.

Using this philosophy as a base, the CS department has designed a curricular model that seeks to increase relevance to the real world. In particular, the senior project, a capstone course series- CS 480 and 481- adopts a theme that expands upon the experimental and design approach of typical computer science curricula. This capstone series addresses the creativity and productivity elements required for business and industry applications today. Students become engaged in projects that investigate each stage of transforming a creative idea into a productivity-enhancing system in a realistic context.


    Bachelor of Science (B.S.)Minor


      Computer Science (CS)FCS: Career and Technical Education (CTE)

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