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The West Chester University Computer Science Department, within the College of Sciences & Mathematics, provides access, through education and state-of-the-art technology, to the ever-growing professional opportunities available in the fields of Computer Science.

The Department offers both a baccalaureate degree and a graduate degree in Computer Science, as well as a certificate in Computer Security. We also offer other undergraduate minors and certificates at the graduate level.

The B.S. in Computer Science Program is accredited by ABET. The Department is also designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE) by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

The Department is a member of Pennsylvania Association of Computer & Information Science Educators (PACISE).

Spotlight News

  • [May 2021]  Dr. Si Chen and Dr. Liu Cui delivered an invited talk, titled "ARSpy: Breaking Location-based, Multi-player Augmented Reality Application for User Location Tracking," at the Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) Forum. 

  • [April 2021]  Two of our CSC students, Tyler Clark and Kevin Codd (advisor: Dr. Linh B. Ngo), received the 2021 Student Research, Scholarly, and Creative Activities (SRCA) Award.

  • [April 2021]  CSC graduate students (Lipika Chandrashekar, Jasmine Howard, Akash Kumar, Eric Lacker, and Srilaxmi Paramaiahgari), advised by Dr. Jongwook Kim, will be presenting their research project titled "Statistical Analysis of Eclipse Refactoring Bug Reports" at the 2021 CSM Celebrates! Virtual Research Poster Session and the 2nd Annual WCU Research and Creative Activity Day (RCAD). 
  • [April 2021]  At the 36th Pennsylvania Computer and Information Science Educators (PACISE) Conference, two student-led papers were presented. The paper by Prathyusha Dongari (graduate student) and Dr. Richard J. Burns received the Best Graduate Research paper Award (Statewise Twitter Sentiment Analysis Of 2020 US Presidential Election Using Apache Spark). The paper by Tyler Clark, Kevi Codd (undergraduate students) and Dr. Linh B. Ngo received the Best Undergraduate Research Paper Award (Studying Break-in Attempts Across Multiple Servers Using Apache Spark and Security Logs).

  • [April 2021]  Two of our competitive programming teams, GO(1)denRams (Mary Bauman, Kevin Codd, and Trush Patel) and WCUGoldenRams1 (Dominic Curcio, Rishi Parida, and Tyler Prehl) participated and placed 3rd and 4th, respectively, in the Competitive Programming Contest hosted at the 36th Pennsylvania Computer and Information Science Educators (PACISE) Conference on April 9th, 2021. 

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