Kwan-Liu Ma, Ph.D., Chairperson of the Group
Graduate Study. The Graduate Group in Computer Science offers programs of study leading to the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science. The varied nature of the faculty brings a wide variety of research interests to the program. Research strengths lie in algorithms, computational biology, computer architecture, computer graphics and visualization, database systems, computer security and cryptography, computer networks, program specifications and verification, programming languages and compilers, parallel and distributed systems, scientific computation, and software engineering. Interdisciplinary research in computer science is encouraged.
Preparation. Normal preparation for the program is a bachelor's degree in either computer science or in a closely related field (such as electrical engineering or mathematics, with substantial course work in computer science). Applications are also considered from students with outstanding records in other disciplines. M.S. students may either complete a thesis, project or pass a comprehensive examination.
Graduate Advisors. D. Ghosal (Chair), M. Farrens, P. Koehl