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Aasu open housespring2007

  1. 1. Overview of the School of Computing
  2. 2. Outline <ul><li>Foundations </li></ul><ul><li>Students </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty </li></ul>
  3. 3. Foundations <ul><li>1991: CSAB Accreditation, 2nd accredited Computer Science program in Georgia </li></ul><ul><li>1998: Computer Science separated from Mathematics </li></ul><ul><li>1999: Start of Georgia Tech Regional Engineering Program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Offering Computer Engineering and Civil Engineering </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Foundations (cont.) <ul><li>2000: Governor Barnes starts Yamacraw Project to make Georgia a world leader in high-speed broadband technologies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>AASU is one of 8 universities in the state to participate in the project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Yamacraw project activities at AASU are housed in the Department of Computer Science </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2001: USG approves Bachelor of Information Technology and MS in CS </li></ul>
  5. 5. Foundations (cont.) <ul><li>2002: USG Approves creation of School of Computing with CS, IT, and Engineering Studies </li></ul><ul><li>2003: Mechanical and Electrical Engineering added to GTREP offerings </li></ul><ul><li>2004: USG Approves WebBSIT – online BS in IT offered by consortium of USG institutions </li></ul><ul><li>2006: SOC and AASU hire director of Cyber and Homeland Security Institute </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CRADA with FLETC </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Degrees Offered <ul><li>Bachelor of Science in Computer Science </li></ul><ul><li>Master of Science in Computer Science </li></ul><ul><li>Bachelor of Information Technology </li></ul><ul><li>A two-year Engineering Studies Program in collaboration with GTREP (the Georgia Tech Regional Engineering Program) and RETP (the Regent's Engineering Transfer Program). </li></ul><ul><li>WebBSIT, a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degree offered online </li></ul><ul><li>Information Technology (ITEC) certificates </li></ul>
  7. 7. Outline <ul><li>Foundations </li></ul><ul><li>Students </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty </li></ul>
  8. 8. Students <ul><li>Active Student Clubs (ACM, IEEE, ASME) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Activities such as cookouts, sponsoring races, student centered talks </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wednesday Mathematics and SOC Colloquium Series (w/ lunch) </li></ul><ul><li>Programming Team that competes in Southeast Regional competition each fall (Top 10 performance in Fall 2006) </li></ul>
  9. 9. Fall 2006 ACM SE Region Programming Results
  10. 10. Scholarships <ul><li>NSF CSEMS scholarships to financially needy and academically qualified students </li></ul><ul><li>75+ scholarships </li></ul><ul><li>CS, IT, and Mathematics students </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.computing.armstrong.edu/nsf / </li></ul>
  11. 11. Opportunities for Internships and Part-time Jobs <ul><li>Online Jobs Board </li></ul><ul><li>http://cs.armstrong.edu/jobs/ </li></ul>
  12. 12. Job Information from the BLS http://www.bls.gov/news.release/ecopro.t05.htm
  13. 13. Outreach Activities <ul><li>School of Computing Quiz Bowl for HS students </li></ul><ul><li>TechFest with CreativeCoast for College students </li></ul><ul><li>AASU Mathematics Tournament </li></ul>
  14. 14. New Student Opportunities <ul><li>ProLogic Corporation </li></ul>
  15. 15. Our Students <ul><li>Active in various academic activities </li></ul><ul><li>Winning awards in Creative Coast’s Tech Fest Project Competition </li></ul><ul><li>Winning awards in University wide undergraduate Writing Competition </li></ul><ul><li>Winning awards in University wide Research and Scholarship Competition </li></ul><ul><li>Co-authoring papers with faculty for national and international conferences </li></ul><ul><li>Winning scholarships </li></ul><ul><li>Completing internships and finding excellent jobs </li></ul>
  16. 16. Outline <ul><li>Foundations </li></ul><ul><li>Students </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty </li></ul>
  17. 17. Our Faculty <ul><li>Engaged in research with our students </li></ul>
  18. 18. Faculty-Student Research Topics <ul><li>Data Mining </li></ul><ul><li>Haptics </li></ul><ul><li>Cyber Security, Steganography </li></ul><ul><li>Wireless Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual and Augmented Reality </li></ul><ul><li>Hovercraft </li></ul><ul><li>Materials Research </li></ul><ul><li>High Performance Computing </li></ul>
  19. 19. Our Faculty <ul><li>Authoring Textbooks used around the world </li></ul>
  20. 20. Questions <ul><li>http://computing.armstrong.edu </li></ul>