Research and Laboratory Facilities

Faculty and students in the Department of Computer Science enjoy large open-plan spaces designed to support collaborative research and facilitate social and intellectual interaction. The Department's computing infrastructure is separate from the rest of the college and supports all administrative, research, and educational needs. In particular, the Department maintains seven state-of-the-art computing labs with high-performance computing clusters, simulation platforms, telecommunications, and graphics/multimedia workstations. All laboratories are equipped with high speed wireless access. The six major departmental teaching and research facilities consist of the:

  • Undergraduate PC Laboratory
  • The Will Craven Systems Laboratory
  • Bob Gault CS Laboratory
  • Affective Biometrics, Embedded Systems Security Laboratory
  • Gaming and Robotics Laboratory
  • Advanced Computing Laboratory

The Department has good relations with most major computer technology companies. It has recent equipment grants and software technology transfer agreements from Intel, IBM, Microsoft, HP, among others.

Software Download Area

The Department has access to Microsoft DreamSpark Premium where faculty and students can download software provided by Microsoft, in addition, student can download additional software from industry partners. Mr. Guy Lingani ( Systems / Network Engineer) provides usernames and passwords to all faculty and current CS students.

Other Facilities

Student from across the College of Engineering, Architecture and Computer Science also have access to the Computer Learning and Design Center (CLDC). Inside of CLDC, the students learn the backbone of hardware and software, such as the operation and concentrators and routers [hardware devices for networking], and get first-hand experience in managing software tools. CLDC's daily operations are managed by students, whose network education compliments their formal engineering studies. Student operators are responsible for the overall network setup, PC Windows, MAC "choosers," as well as every link, application, modem, operating system, workstation, and printer along the way.

In addition, students have access to the university computing facility known as the iLab. Students enjoy access to an abundance of heterogeneous equipment (i.e. Macs, PC, Sun Unix, and Linux).


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