University Bulletin 2018-2019

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Computer Science

Department of Computer Science Staff  
Associate Professor & Computer Science Chair Dr. Tom Johnsten

Department of Computer Science web site
http://www.southalabama.edu//colleges/soc/computerscience

Computer Science is a discipline that involves the understanding and design of computers and computational processes. In its most general form, it is concerned with the understanding of information transfer and transformation. Particular interest is placed on making processes efficient and endowing them with some form of intelligence. The discipline includes both advancing the fundamental understanding of algorithms and information processes in general, as well as the practical design of efficient, reliable software to meet given specifications. Courses offer students the opportunity to explore current trends in computing such as:  information assurance, big data, video game development, computer graphics and robotics.

Faculty Listing

Computer Science Faculty
Andel, Todd R. Computer Sciences Professor BS, University of Central Florida
MS, Air Force Inst of Technology
PHD, Florida State University
Benton, Ryan G. Computer Sciences Assistant Professor BS, Loyola University-New Orleans
MS, University of LA at Lafayette
PHD, University of LA at Lafayette
Huang, Jingshan Computer Sciences Associate Professor BE, Fuzhou University
ME, University of SC-Columbia
PHD, University of SC-Columbia
Johnsten, Tom Computer Sciences Associate Professor BS, Oklahoma State University
MS, Arizona State University-Main
PHD, University of LA at Lafayette
McDonald, Jeffrey T. Computer Sciences Professor BS, US Air Force Academy
MBA, University of Phoenix
MS, Air Force Inst of Technology
PHD, Florida State University
McKinney, Dawn M. Computer Sciences Senior Instructor BA, University of South Alabama
MS, University of South Alabama
Whitston, Howard E. Computer Sciences Instructor BS, Lawrence Technological U
MS, University of Cincinnati
MS, Univ. of Michigan-Dearborn
Yampolskiy, Mark Computer Sciences Assistant Professor MS, Technical University of Munich
PHD, Ludwig-Maximilians Univ Munich
Yasinsac, Alec F. Computer Sciences Professor BS, Appalachian State University
MS, Naval Postgraduate School
PHD, University of Virginia