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North Carolina State University

North Carolina State University

North Carolina State University is a comprehensive university known for its leadership in education and research, and globally recognized for its science, technology, engineering and mathematics leadership. As one of the leading land-grant institutions in the nation, NC State is committed to playing an active and vital role in improving the quality of life for the citizens of North Carolina, the nation and the world. As a major research university, NC State has the people and the responsibility to advance knowledge, transfer technology, and discover and develop innovations that solve some of the world's most pressing problems. NC State is ranked third among all public universities in industry-sponsored research expenditures. NC State's Centennial Campus is a unique community of collaboration. Industry and government partners work alongside faculty, staff, post-docs and students conducting cutting-edge research in state-of-the art facilities. Centennial Campus is the premier university research campus in the country.

  • Suzanne Balik,
  • Tiffany Barnes,
  • Lina Battestilli,
  • Laura Bottomley,
  • ToniAnn Marini,
  • Fay Payton,
  • Lindsey Smith Genut,
  • Ken Tate,
  • Katherine Titus-Becker,
  • Mladen Vouk,
  • Tao Xie

North Dakota State University

North Dakota State University has offered Computer Science since 1973. The first courses were offered in the Division of Mathematical Sciences and the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (now the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering). A Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science first was offered in 1977, the Master of Science degree in Computer Science was added in 1979 and the Ph.D. program in Computer Science began in 1986. The Department began the Management Information Systems (MIS) program in 1988. Graduate programs in Software Engineering were launched in 2002, including; Certificate, Master of Science, and Ph.D. curriculums. A graduate certificate in Electronic Commerce first was first offered in 2002. Most recently, in 2009, an online ‘distance education’ professional Master’s degree program was initiated.

  • Anne Denton,
  • Joan Krush,
  • Simone Ludwig,
  • Kendall Nygard,
  • Brian Slator

Northeastern Illinois University

As a public institution of higher education, Northeastern Illinois University is committed to a set of shared values that, taken collectively, guides our actions and interactions as we work together to prepare graduates for the responsible exercise of citizenship. We, the NEIU community, believe it is critical for our democracy to create a space in which the commitment to these values results in a thriving educational community that transforms the lives of all. As we take stock of the present and look to the future, these values serve as the touchstone for planning how we will best achieve the educational mission entrusted to us.

  • Rachel Adler,
  • Graciela Perera
Northern Kentucky University

Northern Kentucky University

Welcome to Northern Kentucky University, a growing metropolitan university of more than 15,000 students on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati. While they are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, their  professors still know their students' names. And while growth in numbers and reputation is wonderful, they are not satisfied with this success. Not only are they attracting talented students and faculty, but they're also recruiting a distinguished set of lecturers. Their main objective is graduating talented students who will become the leaders of tomorrow. Ready to lead through their efforts in the community and their ties to numerous local businesses, they are not only molding students, they are helping to shape and expand the ever-changing world into which they will graduate.

  • Maureen Doyle,
  • Teresa Riley
Northwest Missouri State University

Northwest Missouri State University

Originally established in 1905, Northwest Missouri State University is a state-assisted, four-year regional university that also offers graduate degree programs. Northwest is a true advocate of hands-on experience. For instance, in their Horace Mann Lab School students majoring in education get a true inside view of what teaching is all about. Northwest offers several other opportunities for hands-on experiences including internships, the University farm for agriculture majors, on-campus radio and television stations and volunteer work. Northwest currently has around 7,000 students. This size of campus offers great opportunities for students to succeed socially, as well as academically. With a student to teacher ratio of 21 to 1, students never feel like a number and receive personalized attention from faculty. The mission of the Department of Computer Science/Information Systems is to develop and enhance an individual's professional competence in the areas of computer and related technologies.

  • Phil Heeler,
  • Carol Spradling

Northwestern University

Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth. Northwestern is recognized both nationally and internationally for the quality of its educational programs at all levels. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks the University's undergraduate programs among the best in the country.

The EECS Department has well-equipped instruction and research laboratories for electronic circuits, digital circuits, solid-state electronics, biomedical electronics, communications, microwave techniques, real-time control systems, holography, fiber-optics, coherent light optics, digital systems design, computer systems (including distributed and parallel systems), security, networking, computer graphics, artificial intelligence, computer vision, and robotics. We are proud of our internationally renowned faculty, state-of-the-art research equipment, and the considerable resources offered by a great university. We combine those advantages with an uncommon commitment to our students, thus attracting the best applicants.

  • Seda Memik
Oakland University

Oakland University

As a state-supported institution of higher education, Oakland University has a three-fold mission. It offers instructional programs of high quality that lead to degrees at the baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral levels, as well as programs in continuing education; it advances knowledge and promotes the arts through research, scholarship, and creative activity; and it renders significant public service. In all its activities, the university strives to exemplify educational leadership in a diverse and inclusive environment.

  • Laura Dinsmoor,
  • Huirong Fu,
  • Sebnem Onsay

Oakton Community College

Oakton Community College is dedicated, first, to excellence in teaching and learning. They challenge their students to experience the hard work and satisfaction of learning that leads to intellectual growth and support them academically, emotionally and socially. They expect their students to assume responsibility for their own learning, to exercise leadership and to apply ethical principles in their academic, work and personal lives. They provide education and training for and throughout a lifetime. They seek to improve and expand the services they offer in support of the people in the communities they serve. They promote a caring community of staff and faculty members, students, administrators and trustees who, in keeping with their values, work together to fulfill their mission. 

  • Gloria Liu
Ohio State University

Ohio State University

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering will impact the information age as a national leader in computing research and education. They will prepare computing graduates who are highly sought after, productive, and well-respected for their work, and who contribute to new developments in computing. They will give students in other disciplines an appropriate foundation in computing for their education, research, and experiences after graduation, consistent with computing's increasingly fundamental role in society. In their areas of research focus, they will contribute key ideas to the development of the computing basis of the information age, advancing the state of the art for the benefit of society, the State of Ohio, and The Ohio State University.

  • Bettina Bair,
  • Shawna Fletcher,
  • Christopher Stewart
Oklahoma State University

Oklahoma State University

The Computer Science Department is located in the College of Arts and Sciences. The department offers Bachelors, Masters, and Doctorate degrees. The Department has an exceptional faculty that does research in many forefront areas of computer science including artificial Intelligence, databases and bioinformatics, computer architecture, gaming, graphics, machine vision, operating systems, networks, cryptography and security, software engineering, programming languages, quantum computing, theoretical computer science, and scientific computing. There is also research in the social aspects of computing and learning communities. They have programs in Stillwater and also in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the OSU-Tulsa campus. Most of the courses in Tulsa are taught in the evening to accommodate those who work.

  • Tingting Chen,
  • Subhash Kak

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