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 3 faculty positions available.

Assistant Professor (Position# 105070)

Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Software Engineering, 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.

Research Assistant Professor (Position# 121130)

Applicants for the multi-year Research Assistant Professor position must have a Ph.D. in Computer Science from an accredited Institution.  This position will focus more on research activities and will be expected to acquire external grant funding.  Applicants are also expected to have a strong commitment to teaching 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.

Professor (Position# 111800)

Applicants must have an M.S. or Ph.D. in Computer Science from an accredited institution and a strong commitment to teaching in both face-to-face and online learning environments. Applicant must also be committed to advise students, participate in departmental activities designed to improve teaching and student learning, and participate in the governance of the college via committee assignments. The ideal candidate will be able to teach core computer science classes predominantly at the undergraduate level including but not limited to Computer Organization, Algorithms & Program Design, Database Systems, Object-Oriented Programming, and Data Structures. The typical teaching load is 4 courses per semester. Summer assignments, although not guaranteed, may be offered.


 

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AITP SPEAKER

Speaker: Mr. Geissler Golding
Director of Infrastructure Services and Chief Information Security Officer
University of West Florida

All CS-Related Majors:

Geissler Golding has risen through the ranks at UWF to a position as a senior technical manager. He has an ideal combination of skills combining great technical capability with a highly effective ability to manage the work of others. He will talk about how his career has evolved from entry-level to where he is now, and he will discuss the rapidly-evolving nature of the work he performs. He will encourage an interactive discussion in which he hopes to gain feedback on the IT infrastructure at UWF.

When: Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 5:00 p.m., bldg 4, rm 350.

Refreshments will be served.

We hope to see you there.


AITP Intramural programming contest, Friday, February 13, 2015

The UWF chapter of AITP announces its Intramural programming competition:
When: This Friday, February 13.

Time: 12:30 - 5:00pm

Where: bldg 4, rm 349

What will happen:
Competitions will be held in:
1. Java Programming
2. C programming

Notes:
1. The Java competition will help us identify competitors to go to the AITP 
National Collegiate Conference and programming competition in Omaha, NB. 
See:
http://www.aitp.org/members/group.aspx?id=83279
for details. Everyone who does well in this competition will be strongly 
considered for an all-expenses-paid trip to National!!

2. The C Programming competition is meant to foster interest in the ACM 
competition hosted by UWF in October of each year.

Please sign up for the competition that interests you by contacting Andrew Haynes (ach31@students.uwf.edu) to let him know that you are interested.

I hope to see you there.

Best regards,

John Coffey 
AITP Chapter Advisor


2015 AFCEA Blue Angles CyberThon!

Come join us Friday, January 23rd, as UWF participates in the AFCEA Cyberthon '15‌ competition at the National Flight Academy.  Volunteers from the DoD Cyber operations and training commands have agreed to mentor and participate in this event intended to generate interest in cybersecurity. 

Cyber experts are needed to fulfill critical cyber missions in both the military and private sectors, so by partnering as a community, and involving students, a cyber-skilled work-force pipeline can be developed for and encouraged to enter the local high-demand cybersecurity career field.  According to Pensacola Today, "More than 2,150 middle and high-school student teams are registered for the national competition this year."

More information can be found here AFCEA Cyberthon, interested viewers can also follow the CyberThon event on Facebook.


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. Bernd Owsnicki-Klewe, Dr. Vimal Kumar, Dr. Ezhil Kalaimannan, and Dr. Laura White!


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)


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: Nick Jordan at bjordan@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: Nick Jordan at bjordan@uwf.edu.

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