Welcome to the Computer Science Department!
Our Department is Growing!
Our department consists of 13 tenure track faculty. We are actively seeking applicants in the fields of computer science or computer engineering for an additional tenure track position starting in the Fall of 2016. The position posting can be found at
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. Allison Sauppé as an Assistant Professor in our department. Allie Sauppé recently finished her Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. While at UW-Madison, her research focused on human-robot interaction, which allowed her to do work that spans the areas of computer science, psychology, linguistics, and educational sciences - areas she never imagined doing work in when she finished her bachelors in CS! Now that she's at UW-L, she is looking forward to continuing her work with humanlike robots, as well as exploring the La Crosse area.
We are happy to welcome Dr. Jason Sauppé as an Assistant Professor in our department. Jason is a 2015 graduate from the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research interests are in the areas of operations research (mathematical modeling, optimization, analytics) and theoretical computer science (exact algorithms, approximation algorithms). His past work includes the Balance Optimization Subset Selection (BOSS) framework for addressing a statistical problem in causal inference, the Cyclic Best First Search (CBFS) strategy for branch-and-bound algorithms, and the Election Analytics project for forecasting the outcomes of national elections.
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.