Computer Science

Welcome to the Computer Science Department

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.


Faculty Positions Available

The Computer Science department has 2 faculty positions available.

Assistant Professor (Position#105070)

Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. in Computer Science or closely related discipline from an accredited institution, a strong commitment to teaching in both face-to-face and online learning environments, a record that suggests the potential to prominence in externally-funded research and high quality publications. A successful candidate will be able to teach a wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses and be a mentor to the students in the department. Nationally recognized Cyber Security Certifications will be preferable such as those listed by NICCS. 

Associate Scholar (Position#122130)

Applicants for the Scholar position must have a Ph.D. in Computer Science from an accredited institution. Applicants are expected to have a strong commitment to teaching in both face-to-face and online learning environments at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, mentor students in a Cyber Security area, and develop strong research agendas in Cyber Security or related areas. The Scholar position will focus more on research activities and will be expected to acquire external grant funding.  

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UWF WAS PROUD TO HOST THE 2014 ACM Southeast USA Programming Competition!

The Department of Computer Science hosted the 2014 ACM Southeast USA regional programming contest on Saturday, 15 Nov 2014.  UWF was one of three sites hosting the contest in our region of South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, and Mississippi. The practice round will be between 11am and noon EST, the contest from 1:30pm to 6:30pm EST. 

5 schools (counting UWF) were scheduled to attend:

  • Bob Jones University
  • Florida State University
  • University of Southern Mississippi
  • University of South Alabama
  • University of West Florida

Thank you to  Dr. Vimal Kumar, Dr. Ezhil Kalaimannan, and Dr. Laura White!


New!

Courses that have earned Quality Matters Recognition:

1. Excursions in Computing (CGS2060)
2. Java Programming (COP2253)
3. Database Administration (COP5775)
4. Applications of Information Technology (CGS3604)
5. Software Assurance (CEN6074)
6. Software Test and Verification (CEN6070)

Ranked No. 6 by GetEducated.com in the “Best Buy Online Masters Degrees”
for the Online Master of Science in Computer Science!

 

Scholarships available:

Undergraduate IT Performance Scholarships
Microsoft Security+ Certification Scholarships

Computer Science Enrollment on the Rise

BS enrollments in computer science increased by 22% from 2012 to 2013 at US universities.
View full article at NetworkWorld.

Cybersecurity Programs

Bachelor of Science, Specialization in Cybersecurity
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 Undergraduate Cybersecurity Program Page or contact: Sarah Kuhl at skuhl@uwf.edu.

Master of Science in Administration, Specialization in Cybersecurity
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 Graduate Cybersecurity Program Page or contact: Sarah Kuhl at skuhl@uwf.edu.

Ed Rodgers

In Memory of Dr. Ed Rodgers

On Sept. 19, 2011, the School of Science and Engineering mourned the loss of one of its valued faculty members, Dr. Ed Rodgers who served the university for 27 years as a professor of Computer Science, including nine years as chairman.

Dr. Rodgers’s professional experience and connections to industry became an invaluable resource to his students, many of whom were able to garner private sector knowledge through special projects. In addition to being a faculty member, he conducted training programs for businesses, governmental agencies, and universities in the U.S., Europe and Asia. His visiting professor assignments abroad included China, Japan, Finland and France. He was also a member of numerous professional organizations including the Institute of Management Science (TIMS), Operations Research Society of America (ORSA), Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) and Association of Computing Machinery (ACM).

In recognition of Dr. Rodgers’s commitment to education, his friends and colleagues have established a memorial fund in his name. Those wishing to pay tribute to him may make a memorial gift by visiting UWF’s giving website. For additional information, please contact Gretchen VanValkenburg at gvalkenb@uwf.edu.

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iBook Developed by UWF Team

PENSACOLA-A new iBook, "Developing iOS 5 Applications" was recently released for download in 32 countries, available through iTunes for iPad, through Amazon.com for Kindle, and through Barnesandnoble.com for Nook. This book, authored by Laura J. White, Assistant Professor and Director of Software Engineering in the computer science department, and Janusz Chudzynski, graduate of UWF and coordinator in the Academic Technology Center, contains an introduction to iPhone programming, along with several fun projects through which the reader will learn about iPhone programming, while actually developing applications (apps).

Both individuals have taught iPhone/iPad programming at UWF, and have collaborated on numerous apps available for download from the iTunes App Store, including the free UWF Dining App. Several of their students who have taken the UWF iPhone Programming course also now have apps available for download from the iTunes App Store. Since Chudzynski has a passion for researching and learning new technologies, he is also currently developing a new university course in Android Programming among his many innovative projects.

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