Their undergraduate program has several features that distinguish it nationally. One of these is a very successful year-long senior projects course, taken by nearly all majors, in which students work in teams on significant projects mainly submitted by industry. The department has excellent Computer Science Educational Labs for its undergraduate students that are run almost entirely by the students and offer excellent opportunities for training in system administration. At the graduate education and research level, the department is one of the leading departments in the nation, as measured by the prominence of its research programs and the placement of its students. It has prominent research groups in human-computer interaction, neural networks, numerical and parallel computation, databases, networks, software engineering, systems, and theoretical computer science. Currently, its faculty and students are supported by approximately $4 million annually in research grants, primarily from federal agencies.
Founded in 1941, the UConn School of Business has evolved into one of the most comprehensive business schools in the nation, offering academic programs at the bachelors, masters, doctorate and advanced certificate levels, in five Connecticut locations – Storrs, Hartford, Stamford, Torrington and Waterbury. The School of Business has established a strong reputation for high quality research and academic programs, spanning a wide array of functional disciplines – Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing, and Operations and Information Management.
Technology is everywhere and in the business environment, it has always been the force that keeps the wheels of enterprise moving forward. Information and Communication Technology are the nexus of modern business. The flow of information and the means, by which it is consumed, conformed and defined is where we navigate and Communication Technologoy is our tool for getting IT done.
The mission of the Department of Computer and Information Sciences is to provide a culturally diverse and intellectually stimulating environment for: educating future leaders in academia, industry, government, and entrepreneurial pursuits through rigorous programs covering the theory and application of computer science, developing in their students the ability to solve problems and to contribute through teamwork, creating new knowledge and innovative technologies through research in the core areas of computer science and in collaborations with other disciplines, exploiting the opportunities and solving the problems created by computing and networking technology, and serving the communities to which we belong, locally, nationally, and internationally, with a deep commitment to ethics in the practice of their profession.
The Women's College of the University of Denver (TWC) blends a collaborative, engaging learning community with a challenging academic experience. Their students and faculty have a passion for education and their passion co-creates a stimulating and rewarding environment. Moreover, students graduate from degree and certificate programs with academic knowledge and skills for personal and professional success. At the Women's College, we prepare women to boldly lead in the communities where they live, work, and engage. The ITS program is an inter-disciplinary degree aimed at ensuring students appreciate how technology applications are developed and introduced for use by people and organizations. Course offerings include project management, leadership, communication and problem solving, as well as the typical IT classes in programming, networking, database principles and computer security. The program has identified three "concentration areas" through which students can take courses that align with specific career aspirations: business / systems analysis, technology, and leadership.
The University of Hawai'i at Hilo is a state university with a private college atmosphere. They offer small class sizes, a high faculty-to-student ratio and opportunities for research and hands-on learning. As a public university, the University of Hawai'i at Hilo has a unique position in the State - and country - by offering a rigorous and engaging curriculum at an affordable tuition rate. The admission requirements are moderately selective, allowing above-average students the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of a small school experience. UH Hilo is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
The department has over 30 faculty members who conduct research in areas including: algorithms, artificial intelligence, robotics, biomedical informatics and bioinformatics, computational neuroscience, computer vision, databases, high performance computing, human-computer interaction, library and information science, machine learning, mathematical finance, mobile and ubiquitous computing, renewable energy, security and information assurance, and software engineering.
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.
The University of Kentucky is a public, land grant university dedicated to improving people's lives through excellence in education, research and creative work, service, and health care. As Kentucky's flagship institution, the University plays a critical leadership role by promoting diversity, inclusion, economic development, and human well-being.
Computer science permeates all modern endeavors in academia, government and industry, and its role will continue to grow. Our mission, as the flagship computer science program in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, is to:
Provide excellent undergraduate and graduate education in a state-of-the-art environment, preparing students for careers as computer scientists in industry, government and academia;
Advance theoretical, experimental, and applied computer science through nationally and internationally recognized research by faculty and students; and
Support society by participating in and encouraging technology transfer.
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