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.
UMBC is a dynamic public research university integrating teaching, research and service to benefit the citizens of Maryland. As an Honors University, the campus offers academically talented students a strong undergraduate liberal arts foundation that prepares them for graduate and professional study, entry into the workforce, and community service and leadership. UMBC emphasizes science, engineering, information technology, human services and public policy at the graduate level. UMBC contributes to the economic development of the State and the region through entrepreneurial initiatives, workforce training, K-16 partnerships, and technology commercialization in collaboration with public agencies and the corporate community. UMBC is dedicated to cultural and ethnic diversity, social responsibility and lifelong learning.
The mission of the University of Maryland, College Park is to provide excellence in teaching, research, and service. The University educates students and advances knowledge in areas of importance to the State, the nation, and the world. The University is committed to preeminence as a national center of research and graduate education, and as the institution of choice for Maryland’s undergraduates of exceptional ability and promise.
The University of Maryland is home to the Maryland Center for Women in Computing. The Center is committed to improving gender diversity for current and future generations of computer scientists through retention, research, and outreach programs. For a listing of current programs and more information, please visit: mcwic.cs.umd.edu or contact email@example.com. The University of Maryland Department of Computer Science, University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies, and University of Maryland College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences, as well as numerous corporate donors generously support the Maryland Center for Women in Computing. Specifically involved in the NCWIT Academic Alliance are the College of Information Studies and the Department of Computer Science.
Samir Khuller (Chair of the Computer Science Department)
Jandelyn Plane (Director of the Maryland Center for Women in Computing)
Ben Shneiderman (Professor in the Computer Science Departmnet)
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.
Unprecedented change in the use of information is reshaping our personal activities, our community and organizational practices, and our national and global institutions. In managing these transformations, our society too often focuses narrowly either on extending technology or on revising social policies. They need an integrated understanding of human needs and their relationships to information systems and social structures. They need unifying principles that illuminate the role of information in both computation and cognition, in both communication and community. They need information professionals who can apply these principles to synthesize human-centered and technological perspectives. The University of Michigan School of Information is pioneering the development and application of these principles and is educating professionals to lead in the information age.
The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation’s most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.