Computer Science is a dynamic major requiring creativity, insight, knowledge, and skills in problem solving. The USI Computer Science degree prepares graduates for career opportunities in this growing field or for graduate study.
Practice what you learn:
- Internships provide real-world experience
- Class projects help solve issues presented by area businesses and organizations
- Students and faculty work together
- Study abroad programs
Topics of Study:
- software engineering
- system development
- artificial intelligence
- data structures
- software development
- network management
- programming languages
- Faculty publication: Dr. Srishti Srivastava, assistant professor of computer science, authored a chapter published in one of the first standard textbooks on topics in parallel and distributed computing for undergraduates. Her chapter titled, “Scheduling in Parallel and Distributed Computing Systems,” is published in *Topics in Parallel and Distributed Computing: Enhancing the Undergraduate Curriculum: Performance, Concurrency, and Programming on Modern Platforms*. This is the first initiative taken by National Science Foundation (NSF) and IEEE technical committee on parallel processing (TCPP) toward standardizing text for undergraduate computer science curriculum on topics in parallel and distributed computing.
- Meet Kelly Reisinger, USI alum and member of Romain College's IT Alliance
- USI ACM Club hosts first annual Hackathon
- Faculty publication: Dr. Abbas Foroughi's article, "What is Block Chain - and Why Do I Need to Know About It" published in the latest issue of USI's illume magazine.
- Faculty award: Dr. Srishti Srivastava, assistant professor of computer science, received the award for the Best Student Organization Advisor of the Year at USI for being faculty advisor for the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) club.
- Faculty presentation: Dr. Srishti Srivastava, assistant professor of computer science, presented, "Evaluating Student Engagement towards Integrating Parallel and Distributed Computing (PDC) Topics in Undergraduate Level Computer Science Curriculum," at the ACM Technical Symposium for the Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE 2019).
- Faculty presentation: Dr. Srishti Srivastava, assistant professor of computer science, presented, "An Analysis of Stochastic Process Algebra Models of Resource Allocations in Parallel an Distributed Computing," at the Indian Institute of Technology, an esteemed research institution in Kanpur, India.
- Faculty publication and presentation: Dr. Srishti Srivastava, assistant professor of computer science. Her research article titled “PEPA Based Performance Modeling for Robust Resource Allocations Amid Varying Processor Availability”, has been published in IEEE Xplore in Proceeding of the IEEE International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Computing (ISPDC). She also presented this work at the conference held in Geneva, Switzerland.
- Scott Anderson brings aquaponics system to heart of downtown Evansville
- Read our interview with IT Alliance member Scott Franzel, SVP of technology at OFS
- Faculty Publications: Dr. Gongjun Yan. He co-authored, "A Cross-Layer and Optimized Privacy Method in Vehicular Ad-Hoc Networks."
- Dr. Srishti Srivastava, assistant professor of computer science, receives grant award from a National Science Foundation (NSF) supported Center for Parallel and Distributed Computing Curriculum Development and Educational Resources (CDER) for developing parallel and distributed computing (PDC) curriculum at Romain College’s computer science program.
- Faculty publication: Dr. Sherif Rashad, associate professor of computer science. His paper titled, “Behavior-Based Security for Mobile Devices using Machine Learning” has been accepted for publication in the International Journal of Artificial Intelligence & Applications.
- Get to know Mr. Joab Schultheis, VP & CIO of Atlas Van Lines, Inc., and chair-elect of the IT Alliance.
The Romain College of Business has partnered with the Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education and the SwISTEM Resource Center to bring Girls Who Code to the USI campus as an educational outreach opportunity for area students in the sixth to eighth grade.
Read about the successful first semester of Girls Who Code, and find out how to join.
“I chose this major because I have a passion for computers, and USI’s computer science program is a helpful springboard for a strong foundation in computer science.” - Jake Steele '19