Department of Computer and Information Sciences
This department has been distinguished in the computer-related organizations by its software-oriented character since founded in April 1972. More than 1700 graduates have been working to upgrade the postindustrial information society as specialists in computers and networks. The social recognition of our human and research products as driving force for the information society promoted the department to be double in size (1990) and to include master’s (1976) and doctoral (1995) programs for further education.
The curriculum is devoted to the education of experts in computer and networks with emphasis on their software and theory. Students start course in computer theory and programming immediately after admitted as fresh-persons. Sophomores are already capable of programming with efficient algorithms (e.g. handling dynamical data structure by means of pointers). Juniors have experiences in hacking the network protocols as well as programming their own web service, network game, and so on. Seniors build research products with their own ability and often with originality provided by advisers. Some of them even come up with new business models. Students in the master’s and doctoral programs explore the deeper cyberspace. Their results are presented in international conferences and published in scientific journals.
Major in Computer and Information Sciences
In the 21st century, there is a pronounced tendency for computer and information sciences to fill the role of “central nervous systems” in society. Namely, search engines for the World Wide Web, very fast world-wide networks with huge data bases, cover computing systems and other new information technologies, all of which have been drastically changing our society. Many new jobs in government and companies will be created for and within the networks. To work in such a new IT world, the graduate programs in the Computer and Information Sciences Department offers a variety of cutting-edge fields of computer science and IT.
Students are expected to study:
- how to penetrate the complex information processing systems to find out their fundamental problems,
- how to come up with innovative solutions,
- how to make prototype systems and even prepare them as an enterprise.
Professors and students will actively work together in proposing innovative solutions and products. Students of all ages are invited to join us.