Graduate Catalog 2010-12

Computer Science


Note: Additional work will be required for graduate credit in 400-level courses.

CS 407            Advanced Topics in Computer Science                                           1 TO 3
Prereq.:  CS 152 and 254 and permission of instructor. This course provides an opportunity to introduce into the curriculum topics of interest and new courses on an experimental basis. May be repeated with different topics for up to 6 credits. 

CS 410            Introduction to Software Engineering                                                     3
Prereq.:  CS 253. An examination of the software development process from the initial requirement analysis to the operation and maintenance of the final system. The scope of the course includes the organization of software development projects, the verification and validation of systems, the problems of security and privacy, and the legal aspects of software development, including software protection and software liability. Irregular. 

CS 423            Computer Graphics                                                                                    3
Prereq.:  CS 253 or (for graduates) CS 501. Wire frame and solid graphics in two and three dimensions, data structure for computer graphics, geometrical transformations in computer graphics, raster, and vector display device technologies. Fall. 

CS 460            Database Concepts                                                                                     3
Prereq.:  CS 253 or (for graduates) CS 501. Data base systems are considered from both the designer's and user's point of view. Physical implementation and data access techniques are studied. Irregular. 

CS 462            Artificial Intelligence                                                                                   3
Prereq.:  CS 253 or (for graduates) CS 501. Presentation of artificial intelligence as a coherent body of ideas and methods to acquaint the student with the classic programs in the field and their underlying theory. Students will explore this through problem-solving paradigms, logic and theorem proving, language and image understanding, search and control methods, and learning. Spring. 

CS 463            Algorithms                                                                                                   3
Prereq.:  CS 253 or (for graduates) CS 501. Topics include algorithms in combinatorics, integer and real arithmetic, pattern matching, list processing, and artificial intelligence. Algorithmic analysis and domain-independent techniques are also considered. Irregular. 

CS 464            Programming Languages                                                                           3
Prereq.:  CS 253 or (for graduates) CS 501. Emphasis on programming languages as one of many tools in the software development effort. Comparison of different language usages of data types, information hiding, control structures, block structure, sub-programs, re-entrance, and recursion. Irregular. 

CS 465            Compiler Design                                                                                         3
Prereq.:  CS 355. Current techniques of compiler writing. Introduction to formal grammar and parsing techniques is given. Problems of semantic phase are discussed and some solutions are given. Optimization techniques are discussed. Fall. 

CS 473            Simulation Techniques                                                                               3
Prereq.:  CS 152 or 213, and STAT 315. Basic principles of simulation methods using digital computers. Topics covered include random number generators, stochastic variate generators, computer models, and simulation languages. Irregular. 

CS 481            Operating Systems Design                                                                         3
Prereq.:  CS 253 or CS 501. Theory and design of computer operating systems. Topics include machine and interrupt structure, memory, processor, device, and information management. Spring. 

CS 483            Theory of Computation                                                                             3
Prereq.:  MATH 218 and CS 463. The concept of algorithm, correctness and efficiency of algorithm, decidable vs. undecidable problems, recursion, halting problem, formal languages, context free and context-sensitive grammars, and introduction to automata and parallel algorithms. Irregular. 

CS 490            Computer Communications Networks & Distributed Processing         3
Prereq.:  CS 253 and 254. Study of networks of interacting computers. The problems, rationale, and possible solution for both distributed processing and distributed data bases will be examined. Irregular. 

CS 495            Legal, Social, Ethical, and Economic Issues in Computing                      3
Prereq.:  Permission of instructor. Topics include privacy, security, law of torts in computing, and legal protection of software. Spring. 

CS 498            Senior Project                                                                                    1 TO 3
Prereq.:  Senior standing, 21 credits toward major including one advanced course. Opportunity for student to participate in design and implementation of large problem with small group of people. Problem will be chosen in consultation with instructor. 

CS 499            Seminar in Computer Science                                                                   3
Opportunity for student to explore topics of current interest not covered in normal curriculum. Majors only. Irregular. 

CS 500            Computer Science for Computer Information Technology                   3
Prereq.:  Permission of department chair or C.I.T. program coordinator. Concepts of computer science, including software analysis and design, inheritance, polymorphism, recursion, elementary sorting, and programming using arrays, sequential files, and linked lists.

CS 501            Foundations of Computer Science                                                            3
Prereq.:  CS 500 or CS 153 or permission of instructor. Software design for structuring and manipulating data. Topics include stacks, queues, hash tables, trees, graphs, advanced sorting, and analysis of algorithms. 

CS 502            Computing and Communications Technology                                         3
Prereq.:  Admission to the CIT program or permission of the program director. Comprehensive coverage of the concepts of computer networking, and computer architecture and organization required to enable students to understand and efficiently utilize computing and communication resources. Development of distributed computer applications. Spring. 

CS 530            Advanced Software Engineering                                                               3
Prereq.:  CS 501, 502. Study of the software lifecycle including requirements analysis, specification, design, coding, testing, and maintenance. Includes proofs of correctness and techniques of formal specification. Spring. (O) 

CS 550            Topics in Human-Computer Interaction                                                  3
Prereq.:  CS 501, 502. Study of the design, evaluation and implementation of interactive computing systems for the joint performances of tasks by humans and machines, algorithms and programming of the interface, and engineering concerns and design tradeoffs. Topics include computer-supported cooperative work, modeling intelligence, multimedia systems, and user interface design. Irregular. 

CS 570            Topics in Artificial Intelligence                                                                  3
Prereq.:  CS 501, 502. Topics include advanced techniques for symbolic processing, knowledge engineering, and building problem solvers. Irregular. 

CS 580            Topics in Database Systems and Applications                                        3
Prereq.:  CS 501, 502. Database technology needed to develop and manage sophisticated database systems. Topics include design of database management systems, advanced database applications, hypermedia, and object-oriented database management systems. Irregular. 

CS 590            Topics in High Performance Computing and Communications             3
Prereq.:  CS 481, 501, 502. Design, implementation, and evaluation of high performance computing and communications technologies for the development of distributed multimedia systems. Topics include distributed systems, parallel computing, modern operating systems, and network administration. Irregular. 


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