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Florida State University

Florida State University

We have a vibrant and growing department that has changed substantially in recent years in many ways. The number of faculty has significantly increased in the last ten years and the department now has 27 faculty members. Our department offers a bachelor's degree in CS, three tracks for the master's degree in CS, and continues to offer the PhD degree in CS as well. FSU is now one of the few universities in the country offering a bachelor's degree in Computational Biology. We also have created an interdisciplinary bachelor's degree in Computer Criminology by working with the College of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Our research funding and the number of research assistants has significantly increased in recent years. Many of our faculty are internationally recognized, hold distinguished positions on editorial boards and conference committees, and with their students are publishing innovative research in very prestigious conferences and journals.

  • Kathleen Burnett,
  • Corinne Jörgensen

Fort Hays State University

The Information Systems Engineering (ISE) Program at Fort Hays State University is the only one in the state of Kansas, and it is one among only a handful in the nation. FHSU is recognized as one of the nation's Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education by the National Security Agency (NSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS). ISE students will learn how to effectively use or "engineer" Information Systems, which are collections of hardware, software, data, people and procedures that work together to produce quality information. Therefore, the ISE program is a multidisciplinary area of study that involves software, digital storage and retrieval, networks, human computer interaction, information security, digital design and electronic media. Upon graduating from the ISE program, students will be prepared to work with complex information systems and have the skills and knowledge necessary to advance in their careers. Graduates with a degree in ISE are in high demand at various federal agencies and private companies.

  • Houssain Kettani
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Fort Valley State University

Founded more than 100 years ago, Fort Valley State University embraces a history that weaves together African-American culture, a commitment to personal and intellectual growth and a deep sense of community. What students of every era have found here is unequaled leadership across a wide scope of programs. Our communiversity efforts bridge the gap between town and gown. The university regularly brings the local community onto campus for special events that showcase our students’ achievements. With an enrollment beyond 3,000, our school is the perfect size for building lifelong ties that go beyond race and background; ties that are based on a shared love of learning and a thirst for personal growth. FVSU’s stately campus is the ideal environment for one-on-one learning, but we also encourage connections to the world around us, through close relationship with local communities and our study abroad programs that trace ancestral bonds halfway around the globe.

  • Josephine Davis,
  • Berlethia Pitts,
  • Cheryl Swanier
Gallaudet University

Gallaudet University

Gallaudet University, federally chartered in 1864, is a bilingual, diverse, multicultural institution of higher education that ensures the intellectual and professional advancement of deaf and hard of hearing individuals through American Sign Language and English. Gallaudet maintains a proud tradition of research and scholarly activity and prepares its graduates for career opportunities in a highly competitive, technological, and rapidly changing world. Gallaudet will empower its graduates with the knowledge and practical skills vital to achieving personal and professional success in the changing local and global communities in which they live and work. Gallaudet will also strive to become the leading international resource for research, innovation and outreach related to deaf and hard of hearing people.

  • Karen Alkoby
George Mason University

George Mason University

George Mason University, located in the heart of Northern Virginia's technology corridor near Washington, D.C., is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in a range of academic fields. With strong undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering, information technology, biotechnology and health care, Mason prepares its alumni to succeed in the workforce and meet the needs of the region and the world. Mason professors conduct groundbreaking research in areas such as cancer, climate change, information technology and the biosciences. Mason's Center for the Arts brings world-renowned artists, musicians and actors to its stage. Its School of Law is recognized by "U.S. News and World Report" as one of the top 40 law schools in the United States.

  • Pelin Kurtay,
  • Kamaljeet Sanghera,
  • Amarda Shehu
Georgetown University

Georgetown University

Georgetown University is one of the world’s leading academic and research institutions, offering a unique educational experience that prepares the next generation of global citizens to lead and make a difference in the world. We are a vibrant community of exceptional students, faculty, alumni and professionals dedicated to real-world applications of our research, scholarship, faith and service. Established in 1789, Georgetown is the nation’s oldest Catholic and Jesuit university. Drawing upon this legacy, we provide students with a world-class learning experience focused on educating the whole person through exposure to different faiths, cultures and beliefs. With our Jesuit values and location in Washington, D.C., Georgetown offers students a distinct opportunity to learn, experience and understand more about the world.

  • Lisa Singh
Georgia Gwinnett College

Georgia Gwinnett College

A center for INNOVATION in teaching, Georgia Gwinnett College offers leading-edge technology, personal attention and hands-on learning experiences for students who want to forge their own paths. It's a place where CREATIVITY is fostered and rewarded, and students and faculty are encouraged to think big. And it's a place where students are empowered to put ideas into action, finding INSPIRATION all around them - on campus, in the workplace, in their communities and out in the world. It's no wonder GGC is known as the Campus of Tomorrow. Groundbreaking technology, unparalleled student and faculty engagement, and abundant opportunities for students to put theory into practice. That's Georgia Gwinnett College. Where innovation, creativity and inspiration meet.

  • Sonal Dekhane,
  • Kristine Nagel,
  • Nannette Napier,
  • Xin Xu
Georgia Institute of Technology

Georgia Institute of Technology

The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the nation's top research universities, distinguished by its commitment to improving the human condition through advanced science and technology. Georgia Tech has 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students who receive a focused, technologically based education. The Institute offers many nationally recognized, top-ranked programs. Undergraduate and graduate degrees are offered in the Colleges of Architecture, Computing, Engineering, Management, Sciences, and the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts.

  • Barbara Ericson,
  • James Foley,
  • Zvi Galil,
  • Mark Guzdial,
  • Charles Isbell,
  • Alessandro Orso,
  • Haesun Park,
  • Alicia Richhart,
  • Cedric Stallworth,
  • Jennifer Whitlow
Governors State University

Governors State University

GSU excels at providing the quality education that is essential for success in today’s world. GSU’s exemplary efforts bring unequalled education opportunities to the region’s diverse population. The university is remarkably inclusive and serves students from a wide range of socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. GSU, expanding on its commitment to excellence and reflecting the best research on student success, will become a full-service university with the admission of its inaugural freshman class in 2014. GSU is committed to serving as the region’s public square and making the community stronger through programs and partnerships in education, healthcare, government, and business. The university is also fully committed to sustainability through its alternative energy and conservation efforts. GSU, the only public university in the Chicago Southland region, is a national model in providing education pathways that lead its graduates to lives rich in purpose, commitment, and contribution.

  • Carlos Ferran,
  • David Green,
  • Soon-Ok Park
Harrison College

Harrison College

Harrison College is a contemporary, career-focused institution of Higher Education serving more than 6,000 students throughout the United States and Internationally. Harrison College has 12 campuses throughout Indiana and Ohio, and Online at The institution grants Associates and Bachelor’s degrees across five schools of study: Business, Health Sciences, Information Technology, Criminal Justice, and Veterinary Technology, as well as its culinary division The Chef’s Academy. Harrison College offers students a variety of learning environments including online, traditional classroom or a combination of both. Building on a legacy of service since 1902, we are advocates of education dedicated to excellence in higher learning. We collaborate with students, staff, faculty, and our community to deliver student-centered education, and prepare students for careers that positively impact society, both locally and globally.

  • Joseph Meadors