Computer Science Graduate Program

The Master of Computer Science prepares students for careers in business, industry, or to pursue doctoral studies. The Program offers students the choice of a research (thesis) or non-research tracks.


Research Areas

  • Software engineering
  • Bioinformatics
  • Augmented and virtual reality
  • Simulation
  • Mobile computing
  • Semantic web

Research Funding Sources

Faculty have received grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Army Research Office (ARO), Office of Naval Research (ONR), National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), as well as other external support including grants from Proctor and Gamble, and the PhRMA Foundation. Three faculty members are National Science Foundation CAREER Award winners.

Faculty and Research Areas

Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality

  • Dr. Eric Bachmann, The HIVE (huge immersive virtual environment) and Virtual Environments
  • Dr. Bo Brinkman, Augmented Reality technology and Computer Ethics
  • Dr. Michael Zmuda, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Semantic Web and Web Services

  • Dr. Valerie Cross, Management in the Semantic Web
  • Dr. Jerry Gannod, Semantic Web Services, Autonomic Computing, Machine Learning

Parallel and Cloud Computing

  • Dr. DJ Rao, Parallel Discrete Event Simulation


  • Dr. John Karro, Computational Biology and Bioinformatics


  • Dr. Jim Kiper, Software Risk Assessment and Design Rationale
  • Dr. Ann Sobel, Software Specification Methodology and Software Engineering Education

For More Information

Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering