With advanced technology, information and all types of data are being processed at extremely high speed. Work on grand challenge problems such as problems in genetic engineering, bioengineering, natural phenomena, hurricanes, oil spills, biotechnology, and ground water pollution is rapidly increasing. Computer visualization and image processing are becoming essential in medical areas. High performance computing is advancing research in many disciplines, and distributed networking systems are being implemented to enhance communication. These are only a few examples of new challenges in the workplace. More than at any time, the work place is in need of people with strong analytical and computational skills.
The Computer Science Department offers three degrees: the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (including concentrations in Computer Systems and Software Engineering), the Master of Science in Computer Science, and the Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science. Their academic programs are designed to prepare students for successful careers in a rapidly evolving discipline, and we place a strong emphasis on design principles and practice. Computer Science remains an outstanding major for these difficult times. Their graduates continue to find excellent jobs, and equally important, Computer Science empowers you to do good: to connect technology to your world.
Illinois is a world leader in research, teaching and public engagement, distinguished by the breadth of our programs, broad academic excellence, and internationally renowned faculty. They serve the state, the nation, and the world by knowledge, preparing for lives of impact, and addressing critical societal needs through the transfer and application of knowledge. The Department of Computer Science is recognized throughout the world as a leader in education and research. The department and its graduates have long been at the forefront of modern computing beginning with the ILLIAC in 1952, and continuing with the creation of Mosaic, the first graphic web browser, through the most recent Internet era.
Since 1891, the University of La Verne has been dedicated to the belief that a quality, values-based education enriches the human condition by engendering service, scholarly accomplishment, and professionalism. Though decades of growth have changed its appearance and reach, La Verne has retained its sense of purpose, seeking to provide students with individual attention to spark personal growth through intellectual challenge and development. The University takes pride in knowing its nearly 50,000 alumni worldwide have made a difference in their professions and communities. It is the mission of the University of La Verne to provide opportunities for students to achieve their educational goals and become contributing citizens to the global community. The university provides a student-centred, values-based, and diverse learning environment. The university encourages effective teaching, research, scholarly contributions, and service to the greater community by sharing its academic, professional and individual resources.
The Department seeks to establish itself as an excellent school with projection interdisciplinary computing and the proper relationship with the productive sector and services. This should translate into graduates trained to meet and go beyond the requirements of society in research with real impact on our environment and international recognition and identity in a community with scientific, educational and professional. All these activities should lead to better use and application of information technology in the country. Achieving such a state entails meet objectives in the five areas of activity of the Department: research, teaching, training, projecting to the outside world and teacher professional development.
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is the State's public health, law and human services university devoted to excellence in professional and graduate education, research, patient care, and public service. They educate leaders in health care delivery, biomedical science, global health, social work and the law. They emphasize interdisciplinary education and research in an atmosphere that explicitly values civility, diversity, collaboration, teamwork and accountability. They are committed to ensuring that the knowledge we generate provides maximum benefit to society and directly enhances our various communities. The Computer Science and Electrical Engineering department offers degree programs leading to the B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science; the B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Engineering; and the M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering. The B.S. programs provide a balanced practical and theoretical approach to the study of software and hardware, an approach that includes the latest advances in these two areas.
At the College of Information Studies, Maryland's Information School, like those in other leading universities (www.ischools.org), is shaping the next phase of the information age. Situated close to Washington, DC, the information capital of the world, we have a unique advantage. Building on a firm foundation of excellence in library science and information management, our college, known fondly by many alumni as CLIS, has become an iSchool. We continue to be known for excellence in archives, school library media, medical information, children and technology, while broadening our research and teaching base to include: digital libraries; information policy, security, privacy, and ethics; e-government; information retrieval and sense-making; human-computer interaction; social networking and community informatics.
The Department has created an outstanding research program. Research efforts are strongly supported by government at all levels and by private industry. The program has grown dramatically as the University continues to gain recognition for dynamic, high-quality research. Their research program works closely with other top university computer science departments and major companies in the computer industry to advance computer science research. They have developed a highly respected program of teaching and research organized around three primary areas: computer systems, theory of computation and artificial intelligence. Department faculty represents some of the most distinguished individuals active in computing research and education. The curriculum is designed to take advantage of the breadth and quality of the research program, providing a rich basis for the development of new perspectives and research directions. Their Women's Group exists to serve the women of the Computer Science departments at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Today, more than 15,000 students and 900 faculty members compose the core of UMass Boston, while over 150 academic programs offer limitless opportunities. The university's urban location allows UMass Boston's students, faculty, and staff to actively engage with and serve the community through academic programs, research, and the creativity and innovation that come with a diverse student body and devoted faculty. UMass Boston has a rich history that is intertwined with the city it calls home, beginning in 1852 with the establishment of Girls' High School, which trained Boston's young women to become teachers. Over the next century, Mass Aggie grew into the existing UMass system, while Girls' High School changed names and locations several times, eventually becoming Boston State College in 1968. In 1982, UMass Boston and Boston State College merged to form what has become one of the state's major academic enterprises and Boston's only public university.
University of Massachusetts at Lowell's School of Engineering combines innovation and research activity, with a commitment to providing hands-on, real-world learning for our students continues. With a National Science Foundation-funded initiative for integrating Service-Learning throughout the curriculum in Engineering, students will be exposed to projects that "make a difference" throughout their undergraduate experience. These include projects in: Assistive Technology, where engineering students assist handicapped or disadvantaged individuals through applications of innovative problem-solving; Sustainable Infrastructure and Development, where engineering and nursing students assist with providing infrastructure and public health needs in developing foreign locations; or other needs originating from the Community.