College of the Sciences
Samuelson, room 207
Mail Stop 7520
See website for how this program may be used for educational and career purposes.
Faculty and Staff
Mike Harrod, 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
Donald Davendra, PhD, optimization, evolutionary algorithms, manufacturing systems, chaos control, data analytics
Adriano Cavalcanti, PhD, biomedical computing, mobile technology, robotics/nanorobotics, computer graphics
Arne Leitert, PhD, algorithmic graph theory, data structures and algorithms, large scale network analysis
Szilárd VAJDA, PhD, machine learning, medical image processing, document analysis, data analytics
Chris Stone, secretary senior
Megan McConnell, advisor, recruiter
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.
For information on program outcomes, please go to: www.cwu.edu/mission/assessment-improvement/slo-assessment-plans.
Frequency of course offering information can be found at the department website: www.cwu.edu/computer-science or by contacting the department directly.
ProgramsBachelor of Science (B.S.)Minor
CoursesComputer Science (CS)