Welcome to the Computer Science Department!
Distinguished Lecture Series
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Vijay Kumar will be our Distinguished Lecturer in Computer Science this year. Dr. Kumar is the UPS Foundation Professor in the Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, Computer and Information Science and Electrical and Systems Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. The lectures are scheduled for Oct 20 in the Cleary Alumni & Friends Center on the UWL campus (brochure, poster). NOTE: Off-campus visitors will want to review the parking information contained in the brochure since parking arrangements on the UWL campus have changed from last year.
The Flux Cluster
In September of 2013, the UW-L CS department acquired a new High Performance Computing (HPC) cluster through a generous gift from Cisco Systems, Inc. The Flux cluster is composed of 5 Cisco UCS C-Series servers, and 3 Cisco Nexus switches. The cluster is supporting HPC and networking research projects in the department (e.g., netloc). Additionally, the Flux cluster is available to support upper-level computer science courses such as networking, operating systems, and parallel computing. For more information about this computing resource contact Prof. Hursey.
The Portable Network Locality (netloc) Project
Started in the 2012-2013 academic year, the Portable Network Locality (netloc) project provides scientific applications with a comprehensive view of the topology of a High Performance Computing (HPC) system (a.k.a. supercomputer), spanning from the processor cores in one server to the cores in another – including the complex network(s) in between. The netoc project can significantly improve the performance of scientific applications thus accelerating the pace of scientific discovery. The netloc project is lead by Prof. Hursey at UW-L in collaboration with Cisco Systems, and Inria. For more information visit http://www.netloc.org. Douglas MacFarland (BS 2012) worked with Prof. Hursey on this project and presented a poster at the MICS 2013 conference hosted at UW-La Crosse.
National Science Foundation CE21 Award
The UW-La Crosse Computer Science Department in collaboration with Marquette University, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and Wisconsin-Dairyland chapter of the Computer Science Teacher Association has been granted a National Science Foundation CS 10K award. The goal of CS 10K is to develop effective high school computer science curriculum that will be taught by 10,00 well-prepared teachers in 10,000 high schools by 2015. The grant funds work to help prepare teachers to offer a new 9th-10th grade introductory computer science course, to help teachers develop more effective methods to teach computer science to high school students and to prepare teachers for the content of the new Advanced Placement course in Computer Science Principles. For more information contact Prof. Gendreau (tgendreau at uwlax dot edu) or visit the project site. A brief FAQ about the grant's Summer 2014 workshop can be found here.
5 Year Dual Degree BS & MSE Track
The BS/MSE program allows students to receive both an undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and a Master Degree in Software Engineering. The combined program can be completed in 5 years where the MSE is normally requires 2 years after a bachelors degree is completed. Further information can be found in Dual Degree - BS & MSE.