Academic Catalog

Computer Science (3460)

3460:501. Fundamentals of Data Structures. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: programming experience in C. Basic data structures and algorithms: stacks, queues, linked lists, trees, hash tables, and graphs; sorting and search algorithms. Introduction to data abstraction and algorithm analysis. (May not be used to meet computer science requirements.)

3460:506. Introduction to C & UNIX. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: Programming experience. C language programming. UNIX shell programming, file structure, system calls, and interprocess communication. (May not be used to meet computer science requirements.)

3460:508. Windows Programming. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: admission to Computer Science Master's Program or permission. Windows operating systems, integrated development environment, event-driven programming, graphical user interface design, using object libraries, component object model, object linking and embedding, client-server objects.

3460:518. Introduction to Discrete Structures. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: admission to Computer Science Master's Program or permission. Introduction to algebraic structures of particular use in computer science. Topics include algorithms and flow chart language, graphs and digraphs, trees, and lattices codes. (May not be used to meet computer science Master's degree requirements.)

3460:521. Object-Oriented Programming. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: Admission to Computer Science master's program or permission. Object-oriented design, analysis, and programming using different development models. Comparison with other programming paradigms.

3460:526. Operating Systems. (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: Admission to Computer Science master's program or permission. Introduction to aspects of all modern operating systems: types; storage management; process and resource control; interacting process synchronization. (May not be used to meet computer science master's degree requirements)

3460:528. UNIX System Programming. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: admission to Computer Science Master's Program or permission. An overview of the UNIX operating system. Shell programming. Process management, processor management, storage management, scheduling algorithms, resource protection, and system programming.

3460:530. Theory of Programming Languages. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: admission to Computer Science Master's Program or permission. Advanced concepts underlying programming languages and their applications, formal definitions of programming languages, Backus Normal Form, semantics. Alternative programming paradigms including functional programming. (May not be used to meet computer science Master's degree requirements.)

3460:535. Algorithms. (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: Admission to Computer Science master's program or permission. Design and analysis of efficient algorithms for random access machines; derivation of pattern classification algorithms.

3460:540. Compiler Design. (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: Admission to Computer Science master's program or permission. Techniques used in constructing compilers, including lexical and syntactic analysis, parsing techniques, object code generation and optimization. Course requires a compiler implementation project.

3460:545. Introduction to Bioinformatics. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: admission to Computer Science Master's Program or permission. Introduce major themes in bioinformatics. Topics include concepts of molecular genetics, biological databases, database searching, sequence alignments, phylogenetic trees, structure prediction, and microarray data analysis.

3460:553. Computer Security. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: admission to Computer Science master's program or permission. Principles of computer security: cryptography, authentications, secure network protocols, intrusion detection and countermeasures.

3460:555. Data Communication & Computer Networks. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: admission to Computer Science Master's Program or permission. ISO-OSI, TCP/IP, SNA data switching, protocols, flow and error control, routing, topology. Network trends, network taxonomies, and socket-based programming.

3460:557. Computer Graphics. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: admission to Computer Science Master's Program or permission. Topics in vector and raster graphics, interactive graphics languages, scan conversion, clipping, geometric transformation, projection, shading, animation and virtual reality.

3460:560. Artificial Intelligence & Heuristic Programming. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: admission to Computer Science Master's Program or permission. Study of various programs which have displayed some intelligent behavior. Exploration of level at which computers can display intelligence.

3460:563. Pervasive Computing. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: admission to Computer Science master's program or permission. Computing from a wireless perspective. Topics include protocols, algorithms, security and sensor networks.

3460:565. Computer Architecture. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: admission to Computer Science Master's Program or permission. An introduction to hardware organization of computer at register, processor and system level. In-depth study of architecture of a particular computer system family.

3460:568. Mobile Robotics. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: admission to Computer Science master's program or permission. Introduction to history, hardware and software components, and design of autonomous mobile robots. Multiple projects involving both physical robots and software emulation.

3460:575. Database Management. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: admission to Computer Science Master's Program or permission. Fundamentals of database organization, data manipulations and representation, data integrity, privacy.

3460:577. Introduction to Parallel Processing. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: admission to Computer Science Master's Program or permission. Commercial processors: past and present. Parallel languages, models of parallel computation. Emphasis on parallel algorithm design and performance evaluation. A broad study of parallel paradigms with relation to real world applications.

3460:580. Software Engineering. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: Admission to Computer Science master's program or permission. Introduction to formal software specification and validation. Introduction of methodologies and tools of design, development, validation, and maintenance.

3460:589. Topics in Computer Science. (1-3 Credits)

(May be repeated) Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Selected topics in computer science at an advanced level.

3460:595. Experiential Learning in Computer Science. (1-3 Credits)

Prerequisites: must complete 18 graduate credits hours with at least 3.0 overall GPA and have permission of a faculty member. Placement in industry for experience related to computer science. (May not be repeated).

3460:597. Individual Study in Computer Science. (1-3 Credits)

(May be repeated. Can apply to degree, minor or certificate only with department approval.) Prerequisite: permission. Directed studies designed as introduction to research problems under guidance of designated faculty member.

3460:601. Research Methodology. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: Admission to Computer Science graduate program or permission of instructor. Research process overview: literature review, formulation of problems, research design, writing proposals, data collection, data processing and analysis, evaluation, writing reports, and presenting results.

3460:626. Advanced Operating Systems. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: admission to Computer Science Master's Program or permission. Advanced topics in operating system design: synchronization mechanisms, performance evaluation, security, distributed operating systems.

3460:630. Advanced Theory of Programming Languages. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: admission to Computer Science Master's Program or permission. In-depth study of various issues in the design and implementation of programming languages, such as formal type systems, operational and other semantics, and verification.

3460:635. Advanced Algorithms. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: Admission to Computer Science master's program or permission. Advanced graph algorithms, matrix multiplication, fast Fourier transforms, lower bound theory, complexity hierarchies, NP-complete and intractable problems, approximation techniques.

3460:641. Optimization for Parallel Compilers. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. Advanced analysis and transformation strategies to support automatic vectorization and parallelization of code, emphasizing restructuring to improve instruction scheduling.

3460:645. Computational Biology. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: Admission to Computer Science graduate program or permission of instructor. Topics include sequence analysis, hidden Markov model, RNA structure prediction, microarray data analysis, biological networks, and molecular dynamics simulation as well as Monte Carlo simulation.

3460:653. Software Security. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: Admission to Computer Science graduate program or permission of instructor. Issues in software security -- common software security errors, steganography, spam, cryptography, malware, Internet hacking.

3460:655. Computer Networks & Distributed Processing. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: admission to Computer Science Master's Program or permission. Interconnection technologies, protocol layering models, datagram and stream transport services, client-server paradigm, principles and protocols of interconnected networks operating as unified systems, and TCP/IP technology.

3460:658. Visualization. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: admission to Computer Science Master's Program or permission. Visualization pipeline, data representation in visualization, visualization algorithms, object-oriented visualization, scientific visualization, volume visualization, visualization applications and research topics.

3460:660. Expert Systems. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: admission to Computer Science Master's Program or permission. Architecture of expert systems, knowledge representation and acquisition, inference mechanisms for expert systems, uncertainty management, expert system tools and applications.

3460:665. Advanced Computer Architecture. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: admission to Computer Science Master's Program or permission. Fundamentals of computer analysis and design, with emphasis on cost/performance tradeoffs. Studies of pipelined, vector, RISC, and multiprocessor architectures.

3460:670. Advanced Automata & Computability. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: admission to Computer Science Master's Program or permission. An in-depth study of concepts related to computability. Topics include nondeterministic automats, recursive function theory, the Chomsky hierarchy, Turing machines and undecidability.

3460:676. Data Mining. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: admission to Computer Science Master's Program or permission. Study fundamental data mining algorithms and their applications in the process of Knowledge Discovery from Databases. Study Data warehousing systems and architectures.

3460:677. Parallel Processing. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: admission to Computer Science Master's Program or permission. Advanced computer architectures, theories of parallel computing, system resources optimization, efficient programming languages and application requirements of cost-effective computer systems. Classical results and practical insights into implementing parallel algorithms on actual parallel machines.

3460:678. Data Integration. (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: Admission to Computer Science graduate program or permission of instructor. Topics include Datalog, Conjunctive Queries, Query Containment and Equivalence, Schema Matching and Mapping, Wrappers, Query Evaluation, Source Descriptions, Semantic Web, and Crowdsourcing.

3460:680. Software Engineering Methodologies. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: admission to Computer Science Master's Program or permission. Introduction to current techniques and methodologies used in software design, development, validation, and maintenance.

3460:689. Advanced Topics in Computer Science. (1-3 Credits)

(May be repeated) Prerequisite: permission of instructor. At most, six credits may be applied to Master's degree requirements. Selected topics in computer science at an advanced level. (Department consent required for application to computer science Master's degree requirements.)

3460:695. Practicum in Computer Science. (1-3 Credits)

Prerequisite: graduate teaching assistant or permission. Training and experience in college teaching of computer science under the supervision of an experienced faculty member. May not be used to meet degree requirements. Credit/non-credit.

3460:697. Individual Study in Computer Science. (1-3 Credits)

(May be repeated. Can apply to degree only with department approval) Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Directed studies designed as introduction to research problems under guidance of designated faculty member.

3460:698. Master's Research. (1-6 Credits)

Prerequisite: permission of advisor. Research in computer science topic culminating in research paper. No more than three credits may be applied to the minimum degree requirements (May be repeated.)

3460:699. Master's Thesis. (1-6 Credits)

(May be repeated) Prerequisite: permission. Properly qualified candidate for a master's degree may enroll for research experience which culminates in presentation of a faculty-supervised thesis.