Welcome to the Computer Science Department!
Distinguished Lecture Series in CS
Monday, April 3, 2017
Dr. Shafi Goldwasser
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Shafi Goldwasser will be our Distinguished Lecturer in Computer Science this year. Dr. Goldwasser is the RSA Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT. She is also co-leader of the cryptography and information security group. Full details may be found here along with the brochure and poster.
NOTE: Off-campus visitors will want to review the parking permit information since parking arrangements on the UWL campus have recently changed. www.uwlax.edu/parking
Last spring the department received approval for several curricular additions and changes. The department is now offering a three course sequence in embedded devices and the Internet of Things (CS 272 - Microcontrollers I, CS 372 - Microcontrollers II & CS 472 - Internet of Things. The Computer Graphics course (CS 352) has now been split into CS 475 - Computer Graphics & Modeling and CS 476 - Data Visualization. CS 202 - Introduction to Web Design is now a prerequisite for CS 402 - Web Application Development.
We are happy to welcome Dr. Elliott Forbes an Assistant Professor in our department. Elliott is a recent graduate in Computer Engineering from North Carolina State University. His research interests include high performance and energy efficient processor architectures. His most recent work involves improvements to single-ISA heterogeneous multi-core architectures where he worked with a large research group to design and fabricate the first known 3D die-stacked heterogeneous multi-core consisting of high performance out-of-order superscalar processors. His contribution was the design and evaluation of a hardware mechanism for low overhead thread migrations.
We are happy to welcome Dr. John Maraist as an Assistant Professor in our department. John is a 1996 graduate from the
University of Karlsruhe, and has divided his career since then between industry and university. Most recently he was a research scientist at SIFT in Minneapolis, focusing on research and development in artificial intelligence. Previously he had been a faculty member at the University of South Australia, and at DePaul University in Chicago. His research interests include plan recognition, scheduling and planning, parsing technologies, and the semantics of programming languages.
SAH Newsletter Highlights Department
The most recent issue of the College of Science and Health newsletter contains an article highlighting the Computer Science Department's history and current activities.
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.