The number of jobs in Computing is increasing at a faster rate than in any other industry (U.S. Department of Labor)
Market demand for specialized Computing skills and knowledge will continue to outpace the supply. It is expected that more than 20 percent of permanent Computing positions will remain unfilled (Gartner Group: “IT Workforce Change)
Expanding technology needs will result in demand for qualified Computing Professional resulting in the biggest increases in base compensation over the next several years (RHI Consulting: Technology Professionals)
Robert Half Technology: Technology Professionals
of the School of Computer and Information Sciences is Dr. Alec Yasinsac
Information Assurance and Security
National Science Foundation,
Department of Defense,
Army Research Office,
Florida Department of State
School of CIS Graduate Program Administration Michael Doran, CoordinatorComputer Science David Langan Advisor- Computer Science Roy Daigle, Grad Director Harold Pardue, Coordinator Information Systems
The Main Office Staff Kathy Ford Administrative Assistant Jennifer Nelson Receptionist Vickie Mitchell Receptionist/Secretary Theresa Thompson Academic Counselor Keith Lynn System Administrator Michael Behr PC Applications Specialist
School of CIS Graduate Faculty Computer Science Dr. Hain Dr. Feinstein Dr. Zhou Dean Yasinsac Dr. Doran Information Systems Dr. Langan Dr. Daigle Dr. Longenecker Dr. Pardue Dr. Landry Dr. Johnsten Dr. Sweeney
School of CIS Faculty Michael Black Debra Chapman Angela Clark Dawn McKinney Derek Snow Howard Whitston Melissa Smith Paul Overstreet
This course presents programming concepts in an accelerated manner. Coverage includes ADT’s, classes and class libraries, and simple data structures such as linked lists, stacks, queues. Laboratory assignments will be done in a high-level, object-oriented language.
This course does not count towards a graduate degree in CIS.
spans the range from theory through programming to cutting-edge development of computing solutions
offers a foundation that permits graduates to adapt to new technologies and new ideas
The work of computer scientists falls into three categories:
a) designing and building software;
b) developing effective ways to solve computing problems, such as storing information in databases, sending data over networks or providing new approaches to security problems; and
c) devising new and better ways of using computers and addressing particular challenges in areas such as robotics, computer vision, or digital forensics (although these specializations are not available in all computer science programs).
Our Computer Science program requires strong backgrounds in math and natural sciences.
Example: Student Information System for maintaining student academic history, course and class schedules, degree information, class enrollment, curriculum models, etc
Large monetary investment
Large number of tables, relationships, reports
Lots of time to design, deploy, test, and complete the project
Large number of users—often an implementation group of ISC and ITE professionals (e.g. the computer center) working with a variety of end-users in an organization (e.g. students, faculty, deans, financial aid, admissions, registrar, housing)
High level of secured access to the data
Will be used and maintained for a long period of time (years)
1 st in the United States to have ALL Three Majors accredited by ABET, the computing accreditation agency
State-of-the-art labs in Robotics, Real-Time Systems, Networking, Security, Data Mining, Data Warehousing, Web Site Management, Multimedia
Excellent programs, excellent instruction, and excellent research
Both graduate programs (Computer Science and Information Systems) are offered in the evening
More about the School of CIS! Facilities Mapping Laptop Policy General Information
Current Location FCW 20 CIS OFFICE CIS Courtyard (CIS Social Events Site * ) N * ACM Pizza Party, Semester Cookouts,etc X Computer Science Classroom building (CSCB) second floor - project labs ground floor - laboratories Faculty Court East FCE Faculty Offices Classrooms Faculty Court West FCW Faculty Offices Classroom Laboratories
What you should know about the Laptop Ownership Policy
All graduate Students are required to register their laptops before being allowed to register for courses.
From the Bulletin: All students enrolling in any undergraduate and graduate courses offered by the School of CIS, except CIS 100, CIS 101, CIS 110, CIS 150, CIS 175, CIS 210, CIS 211, CIS 227, CIS 250, and CIS 500, are required to own a personal laptop computer system that conforms to the current School minimum. This is a one-student one-machine requirement.
Specifications (minimums are given below)
Processor: 1 GHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor minimum; 1.6 GHz or greater recommended
Hard Drive: 80 GB or greater
CD ROM: 24X or greater, CD-RW recommended
RAM: 1 GB minimum, 2 GB recommended
Network: Wired Ethernet 10BaseT required,
Wireless 802.11b/g required (built-in or via PC Card Adapter)
The School of CIS has a wireless 802.11G network
Cabling: Ethernet patch
“ Wet ports” to connect to campus networks will be available for student use at many locations on campus.
School of CIS detailed laptop requirements can be obtained at
The New Engineering Computer Science Building—Corner of University and Old Shell
OLD SHELL West University Blvd North
Who to contact when you need information or help!
Contact Information! Main Office FCW 20: Phone: (251) 460-6390
Alec Yasinsac [email_address]
General Information; Graduate Program:
Roy Daigle [email_address]
Theresa Thompson [email_address]
Computer Science Coordinator:
Michael Doran [email_address]
Information Systems Coordinator:
Harold Pardue [email_address]
Information Technology Coordinator:
Bob Sweeney [email_address]
Additional Sites of Interest School of Computer and Information Sciences http://www.cis.usouthal.edu University of South Alabama http://www.usouthal.edu or http://www.southalabama.edu Laptop Requirements: http://www.cis.usouthal.edu/laptop_policy.php Advising Information: http://www.cis.usouthal.edu/advising_info.php Scholarships: http://www.cis.usouthal.edu/scholarshipinfo/scholarshipInfo.php