Computer Science

Department of Computer Science

We offer Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Computer Science with several specialization options, minors, and certificates. Students in the Computer Science programs enjoy the personal attention of our faculty members in all facets of their education.


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UWF has been designated as a
National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education
by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.

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Cybersecurity Programs

The Department of Computer Science at the University of West Florida is now accepting applications for the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, specialization in Cybersecurity at the University of West Florida. For more information regarding this new program, please visit the Undergraduate Cybersecurity Program page or email:

Colleen Weathers-Alger
Andrew Chavers

The Department of Computer Science at the University of West Florida is now accepting applications for the Master's of Science in Computer Science, specialization in Cybersecurity at the University of West Florida. For more information regarding this new program, please visit the Graduate Cybersecurity Program page or email:

Ezhil Kalaimannan


Cyber Club 2017
Nine students represented UWF – student lead John Barlow, Jessica Aguilar, Shawn Bragg, Debbie Gartman, Sam Janicki, Denny Loucks, Cody Mahaffey, Zachary Mingus and Bhavyansh Mishra.

Cyber Club places first in CyberThon 2017

The University of West Florida Cyber Club placed first in the college division this past weekend in CyberThon 2017, the third annual cybersecurity challenge event hosted by the AFCEA Blue Angels Pensacola Challenge at Naval Air Station Pensacola National Flight Academy. CyberThon is a community event designed to give high school and college students hands-on experience in cyber defense and engagement procedures with mentoring from cybersecurity experts.

Teams scored points by answering a series of questions crafted by cybersecurity experts from government, military and industry. The questions covered cybersecurity, network monitoring, cryptography and steganography in a simulated online financial system designed by Navy Federal Credit Union.

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MuniMod Competition May 2017
From left to right: Victor Rosales, Dr. Haris Alibašić Ph.D. - advisor; Matthew Leight - team leader (standing), Carson Wilber (sitting), Giovana Patitucci

MuniMod Competition May 2017

With Walkabout, the more you walk, the more you learn about the community. This exploration turns into points and rewards: for both you and the city.  Sophomore Carson Wilber (Computer Science major) recently joined an interdisciplinary team (Matthew Leight, Graduate Public Admin.; Giovana Patitucci, Graduate Business.; Victor Rosales, Undergraduate Graphic Design) to design and present a web-based, mobile application for MuniMod 3.0. Dr. Haris Alibašić Ph.D. (Assistant Professor of Public Administration) served as the advisor in during the project. MuniMod 3.0 was a municipal modernization research “experience” launched by the Florida League of Cities that culminated in a 24-hour hackathon in Orlando, FL on May 12th-13th. 

The University of West Florida (UWF) team competed against nine other Florida universities for a grand prize of $10k.  While Florida State University (FSU) ultimately walked away with the big check, UWF’s presentation was well-received and Carson did an impressive job of fielding technical questions posed by the judging panel in a 5-minute rapid-fire Q&A format. WalkAbout was designed by Carson and the team to address municipal problems that are complex and diverse, in both their nature and size, through the simple promotion of more walking in urban areas.  At this point in time, the four students are at an intersection and unsure of whether they will proceed to develop the working prototype into the centerpiece of an operational organization. Regardless, the team feels that it took a vital step in highlighting the importance of walkability to municipal government, regardless of political affiliation, and demonstrated the need for an application of this nature. Carson's has demonstrated a past of civic concern, volunteering frequently with numerous Gulf Coast organizations to assist in the promotion of STEM among the youth of the respective communities.  

Individuals interested in learning more and expressing interest in the app’s continued development, can visit and follow WalkAbout on Facebook.

 


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