Message from the Dean

Alec Yasinsac

Welcome to the School of Computing at the University of South Alabama.

The world economy is increasingly driven by computing. The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates that by 2024 computing occupations in the United States will grow by 12 percent or about 488,500 new jobs - 71% faster than all other occupations in the United States, with a median wage well over twice that of all occupations.

Establishing a skilled computing workforce is essential to the long term economic stability of the region and can provide Alabama students long-term, recession-resilient employment opportunity. The School of Computing will meet the challenge.

Whether you are interested in creating computer games, defending cyberspace, building computer networks, or finding computing solutions to business challenges, you have come to the right place.

Unlike many universities, the computing paradigms are centralized at USA. This allows for overlap and cross pollination that enriches each computing field, while providing each space to accomplish the depth of basic research. Our Center for Forensics, Information Technology, and Security connects our faculty and students to industry and government through internships and technology transfer.

Our graduates are equipped with a broad spectrum of technology and analytical skills. Students have been placed in high tech companies such as Microsoft, Northrop Grumman, Cisco and Oracle, as well as local partners such as CTS, SSI, Televox and CPSI. We also offer a scholarship program that leads directly to cyber defender jobs in the federal service.

You will find that the source of this rich depth and breadth of skills and knowledge rests with the School of Computing faculty. With a stable group of professors and instructors, the preparation and presentation quality of our coursework compares favorably with any in the United States. You won’t find yourself in large lectures taught by TAs in the School of Computing.

Thank you again for visiting our web page. Whether you are a prospective student, parent, alumni, or if you are just interested in computing technology, we hope you will visit us here on campus. You won’t be disappointed.
We are THE School of Computing!


Alec Yasinsac
Professor and Dean
School of Computing
University of South Alabama