Welcome to the home page of the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology. If you are a prospective student, the links on this page will provide you with much of the information that you need. We welcome on-line, transfer, and second-degree students. If you need more information, please contact our office at 931-221-7840 or email Dr. Bruce Myers, the chair of the department.
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News from the Computer Science Department
Into computer security? Participate in the APSU CSIT Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (AC3DC)!
You're invited to participate in the Spring 2018 AC3DC on Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm in TB 204.
This is the sixth semester of the AC3DC focusing on information security competition. This AC3DC will include cyber attack (offensive) rounds, and cyber defense (protection) rounds by the CS&IT student teams. No prior security knowledge and cyber skills are required; you will learn through “hands-on” experience.
See Professor Bruster (email@example.com) to sign up.
APSU Coding Camps - Summer 2018
3 Coding Camps : $199 ::: 2 EDGE Camps : free ::: 5 Days per Camp : Day Camps : Lunch Provided
Open to high school students, 8th – 12th grade & 1st year college (Fall 2018).
Programming Tutoring Services open for Spring 2018
Having trouble in any of your classes? Stop by the Maynard Lab, room 133, and get helped by our excellent student tutors. Find out times when tutors are available and supported classes on the tutoring page, http://apsu.edu/csci/opportunities_resources/computer-science-tutoring-services.php
Participate in Google igniteCS to help teach children programming
Get together with at least five other undergrads to help grow CS education in our community! You can get lesson plans and materials from Google to help you teach kids computer science and get them invested in our passion. Click to view more information and guidelines.
Graduate Teaching Assistant Positions Available
- work (a maximum of) 20 hours per week for 16 weeks in Fall and 16 weeks in Spring
- annual stipend: $5,200
- eligible for a tuition waiver to cover the cost of tuition and fees (approximately $10,000) not to exceed 10 graduate credit hours per academic semester
- Applicant must be admitted to or applying to the PSM or M.S. in Computer Science and Quantitative Methods program.
- The Department of Computer Science and Information Technology and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics offer a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Computer Science and Quantitative Methods, and a Professional Science Master’s (PSM) degree, also in Computer Science and Quantitative Methods.
Keeping Up With Us
- Dr. Coleman, Dr. Lee, and Dr. Ridenour's refereed research paper "Stochastic Modeling Of Hydraulic Geometry Using An Extremal Hypothesis" was presented at the CMCGS 2018 Conference, 7th Annual Int. Conf. on Computational Mathematics, Computational Geometry & Statistics, Apr 9-10, 2018, Singapore.
- Regional ACM Programming Contest 2017: November 11, 2017. 2 teams participated, supervised by Dr. Church.
- The ACM Programming Contest is an international programming contest run every year by the Association for Computing Machinery. The contest takes place in two phases. The first phase is the Regional Contests which are held at various sites throughout the world. Each region coordinates its own contest and the top teams in each region are chosen to compete at the second phase of the contest, which is the World Finals.
- APSU competed in the Mid Central region at University of Tennessee at Martin. There 14 teams competing at the site and were 126 teams competing in the region. Standings.
- The teams were supervised by Dr. James Church, and the teams were:
- Ron Harper, Robyn Yates, and Nathan Nickelson. 4th at the site and 57th in the region.
- Namespace Awesome: Ryan Swanson, Rhett Newton, and Luke Cecil. 10th at the site and 100th in the region.
- 2017 Fall ACM Mid-Southeast Conference, November 9 & 10, 2017, Glenstone Lodge, Gatlinburg, TN, USA: Dr. James Church, Michael
Timbes in Attendance.
- Computer Science student, Michael Timbespresented poster "Using TensorFlow for Face Detection" at the conference.
- Dr. James Church presented his research paper "Segmentation of Unorganized Point Cloud Data".
- Haskell: Data Analysis Made Easy - by Dr. James Church: This 78 page book covers setting up the Haskell environment, performing meaningful analysis on real-world data, visualizing and harvesting information from data, and identifying patterns in the data with advanced data analysis. Perfect for anyone new to the field of data analysis that wants to polish their skill with Haskell. Amazon link to book.
- Learning Haskell Data Analysis - by Dr. James Church: This 194 page book covers creating portable databases with SQLite3 and pulling large amounts of data into your Haskell programs, using EasyPlot to make publication-ready charts, and analyzing real-word data with the most commonly used statistical techniques. A must-buy for any developer, analyst, or data scientist wanting to learn data analysis methods with Haskell! Amazon link to book.
For those who may not have kept up with us, here is a list of our faculty and staff.
- Mr. Barry G. Bruster, Instructor
- Dr. Nicholas A. Coleman, Assistant Professor
- Dr. Joseph V. Elarde, Assistant Professor
- Dr. Leong Lee, Associate Professor
- Dr. Jiang Li, Professor
- Mr. Johnny Maynard, Assistant Professor
- Dr. Bruce Myers, Professor and Chair
- Dr. John A. Nicholson, Associate Professor
- Mrs. Nancy A. Smithfield, Assistant Professor
- Dr. Yingbing Yu, Professor
- Dr. Jim Bateman, Professor Emeritus
- Dr. Jim Vandergriff, Professor Emeritus
- Mr. Keith Bearden, Adjunct Faculty
- Mr. Calvin G. Bolander, Adjunct Faculty
- Dr. Gary L. Griffith, Adjunct Faculty
- Mr. Jason Hatton, Adjunct Faculty
- Mr. Paul E. MacAfee, Adjunct Faculty
- Mr. Antonio (Tony) L. McCutcheon, Adjunct Faculty
- Mr. Stephen T. Paulk-McGinley, Adjunct Faculty
- Mr. Austin Siders, Adjunct Faculty
- Mr. Aaron Taylor, Adjunct Faculty
- Mr. Leonard Tharpe, Adjunct Faculty
- Mr. John Wood, Adjunct Faculty
- Mrs. Betty Leimer, Administrative Assistant II