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CLOSED: Fall 2018 Registration Wait-list

The registration period for Fall 2018 courses is April 3 – 13, 2018.  Some seats have been reserved for CS majors in all CSC courses.  Please review the registration newsletter for additional information on options courses offered this semester.

After your registration window opens, if the class you need is closed, put yourself on the wait-list using the Qualtrics form below.

The Fall 2018 registration wait-list is now closed.  If you have signed up for the wait-list, please continue to check your emails in case the department needs to contact you regarding you. submission.

Be sure read all directions and to enter all the information requested.

We will not be signing students into courses until Monday, April 16, after the registration window closes. Please do not email the department for updates before this time.   We will enroll students into any unfilled seats in order, based on their registration times and time they registered on the wait list.

Please be sure that your intended course does not conflict with a course in your current schedule, and that you are willing to drop conflicting courses to make the change.  If you have a full course load or time conflict and do not indicate courses to drop on your wait-list submission, your submission will be disregarded.

As always, please have a back-up plan in case you are not able to get into your preferred courses.

Call for Goldberg-Neff Scholarship Prize Applications – 2018

Charles H. Goldberg – Norman Neff Scholarship Prize in Computer Science

(Applications due Friday, April 6, 2018 by 3:00 PM)

The Charles H. Goldberg – Norman Neff Scholarship Prize is awarded annually by the Computer Science Department to a student(s) who has/have demonstrated academic excellence in Computer Science and who will be continuing into graduate study in Computer Science.

Eligible students are graduating Computer Science majors who have applied for admission for graduate study in Computer Science. The number of awards and the award amount are at the discretion of the Computer Science Department. The award check will be conveyed to the awardee(s) upon matriculation in a graduate program in Computer Science within one year of the announcement of the award.


How to Apply

Please complete the following form and submit your printed application to Ms. Zsilavetz, Department Program Assistant, in STEM 200 before the deadline.

1. Name: _____________________________________

2. How can we contact you after graduation?

Phone: _______________________________

E-mail: _______________________________

Postal address _________________________

3. List some of the graduate programs to which you are applying:

4. Please attach a short essay discussing your plans for graduate study.

Computer Science Colloquium, February 20

On Tuesday, February 20, the Computer Science Department will host its secondcolloquium of the Spring 2018 semester.  Dr. Bharathwaj Muthuswamy, visiting professor in the CS Department, give a talk entitled “CUDA and OpenCL: Programming GPUs“.  An abstract of his talk can be found below.

Please join CS faculty and students in Education 113 from 12:30 – 1:30 PM for this talk.

Abstract: 

In this talk, Dr. Muthuswamy will go through a high level overview of parallel programming, specifically using (NVIDIA’s) Compute Unified Device Architecture (CUDA) and Khronos Group’s OpenCL (Open Computing Language), for programming Graphics Processing Units (GPUs). We will show examples of parallel programming in practice, starting from the classic “hello, world” to nonlinear dynamics simulations. We will start with CUDA but primarily focus on OpenCL, since the specification is hardware independent.

Bio:
Dr. Bharathwaj “Bharath” Muthuswamy is currently a visiting professor of computer science at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ). Prior (2015 – 2017) to TCNJ, he was a software engineer for Tarana Wireless, working on implementing real-time network layer code for non-line of sight wireless backhaul devices. Prior (2000 – 2015) to his Tarana Wireless position, Dr. Muthuswamy has worked in both academia (University of California, Berkeley; Milwaukee School of Engineering) and industry (Los Alamos National Laboratory, SUN Microsystems, National Semiconductor and National Instruments). His primary research interests are in nonlinear dynamical (chaotic) systems and embedded (FPGA systems). He is also very passionate about undergraduate, high school and middle school education. He holds a BS (2002), MS (2005) and PhD (2009) all in EECS from the University of California, Berkeley, advised by Dr. Leon O. Chua. His primary PhD contribution was in the design and implementation of a “Muthuswamy-Chua” circuit (system) – the simplest possible chaotic circuit involving only the fundamental circuit elements – an inductor, capacitor and memristor in series.

Dr. Pulimood Named Barbara Meyers Pelson ’59 Chair

Dr. Monisha Pulimood has been named the next recipient of the Barbara Meyers Pelson ‘59 Chair in Faculty-Student Engagement, effective Fall 2018.  As chair, Dr. Pulimood will be tasked with fostering faculty-student collaborations at TCNJ across disciplines and with community partners. 

Congratulations to Dr. Pulimood on this achievement!

For more information, please see TCNJ’s official news posting. 

 

CS Majors Present at International Conference of Semantic Computing

Computer Science majors Garrett Beatty (Class of 2019) and Ethan Kochis (Class of 2020) attended the International Conference of Semantic Computing in Laguna Hills, California last week.  The conference, sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), unites researchers in the field of semantic computing for a series of workshops, keynote speakers, panel discussions, and paper presentations.

“Attending the ICSC conference was a great way to meet new people and learn more about exciting research topics in the fields of virtual reality, semantic computing, and machine learning,” Garrett said.  “My favorite part was presenting the poster with Ethan and receiving feedback from other experts in the field.”

Garrett and Ethan co-authored a research paper with their CS faculty mentor, Dr. Michael Bloodgood, who also attended the conference.  Their presentation was titled “Impact of Batch Size on Stopping Active Learning for Text Classification”.  

“Presenting at the IEEE ICSC conference allowed me to discuss our research findings with others in similar fields,” Ethan shared. “I enjoyed listening to the other paper presentations and keynotes and learning about advances others have made in virtual reality, computer vision, and bot detection.

For more information on ICSC 2018, see the conference website.

Computer Science Colloquium, February 2

On Friday, February 2 the Computer Science Department will host its first colloquium of the Spring 2018 semester.  Mr. Marc Wintjen from Bloomberg LP will give a talk entitled “Data Modeling and Visualization“.  An abstract of his talk can be found below.

Please join CS faculty and students in Education 115 from 12:30 – 1:30 PM for this talk.

Abstract: 

The true business value from big data comes from understanding how to answer questions before they’re delivered. Once the data is accessible, what techniques are used to visualize data to help tell a story?  This talk will discuss the process used to gather requirements, the methods used to define how to structure data, and the best practices used to create a UI (User Interface) so business users can make data-driven decisions.

Bio:
Marc Wintjen is a big data architect and data visualization evangelist in the Engineering Business Intelligence team at Bloomberg, LP in Princeton, NJ. He has over 18 years of IT experience in various roles, including project management, Business Intelligence consulting and delivery management in the financial services, pharma and banking industries.

CLOSED: Spring 2018 Registration Wait-list

The registration period for Spring 2018 courses is November 7 – 17, 2017.  Some seats have been reserved for CS majors in all CSC courses.  Please review the registration newsletter for additional information on options courses offered this semester.

After your registration window opens, if the class you need is closed, put yourself on the wait-list using the Qualtrics form below.

The Spring 2018 registration wait-list is now closed.  If you have signed up for the wait-list, please continue to check your emails in case the department needs to contact you regarding you. submission.

Be sure read all directions and to enter all the information requested.

We will not be signing students into courses until Monday, November 20, after the registration window closes. Please do not email the department for updates before this time.   We will enroll students into any unfilled seats in order, based on their registration times and time they registered on the wait list.

Please be sure that your intended course does not conflict with a course in your current schedule, and that you are willing to drop conflicting courses to make the change.  If you have a full course load or time conflict and do not indicate courses to drop on your wait-list submission, your submission will be disregarded.

As always, please have a back-up plan in case you are not able to get into your preferred courses.

Call for CS Volunteer Representatives (2017-18)

Show your CS@TCNJ pride!

Would you like to earn the title of “Computer Science Representative” for your resume?  The faculty are once again looking for students to help out at upcoming departmental functions, including seminars, recruiting events, and meetings with potential students.  All levels of students (freshmen through seniors) are invited to apply.

Sample resume entry
Computer Science Representative:  Meet with prospective students and visiting families to present student experiences in computer science major; discuss opportunities and college life through formal presentation and informal Q&A.  Meet with visiting speakers and assist during scheduled events.  Volunteer position; selected by the faculty to participate.  September 2017 – present.

If you are interested in serving as a volunteer representative, fill out the Qualtrics survey at the following link: https://tcnj.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_39Th5dXY5eKcFox

Submissions will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis and as needed.  If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Zsilavetz directly or stop by STEM 200.

Free Mobile App-Development Camp for Middle School Girls

This summer, the Computer Science Department will be hosting a mobile app development and technology entrepreneurship program for middle school girls.The program, funded by the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), is free to participants and will be held during the weeks of June 19th – 23rd and June 26th – 30th on Forcina Hall’s fourth floor. Registration is required.

For registration information and more, please visit the TechGirls website and review the TechGirls Summer Program Flyer.

Ananya Srinivasan Awarded NIST Undergraduate Research Fellowship for 2017

Computer Science sophomore Ananya Srinivasan (Class of 2019) has been awarded a prestigious research fellowship for an 11-week summer program at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, Maryland.  Through a national and highly competitive application process, and with the guidance of Dr. Deborah Knox, Ananya was selected to participate in the NIST Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program. The SURF program is sponsored by NIST and the National Science Foundation (NSF).

During her fellowship during Summer 2017, Ananya will be working with Dr. Ram Sriram.  Ananya’s project, Extracting Terminology and Ontologies from Documents, will focus on building an infrastructure to generate metadata and taxonomy for data sharing to support data analysis and project development.  She will use a “root” and rule-based approach, one that’s used in many Indo-European languages (Latin and Sanskrit), to build such an infrastructure.  Ananya will be working to apply this method to on-going projects at NIST.

Ananya will be working in the Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) at NIST. The fellowship program is designed to provide hands-on research experiences in a number of areas, including computer security, information access, software testing, networking, and communications technologies.  ITL has the broad mission to promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology through research and development in information technology, mathematics, and statistics.

Ananya shares her thoughts about the SURF Opportunity: I am very happy to participate in the NIST SURF Program this summer and share my interest in technology with likeminded peers. The SURF Program appealed to me since the Information Technology Lab at NIST offers many opportunities to learn more about Natural Language Processing and other areas of computer science. I believe that working under the guidance of the experienced researchers in the lab will help me improve as a computer scientist. I intend on going to graduate school so I believe the knowledge I will gain from this experience will guide my future research interests.

In addition to her mentored research work completed within the department, Ananya is a member of TCNJ’s Honors Program and participates in the Women in Learning and Leadership (WILL) Program.

Congratulations to Ananya for being awarded a NIST SURF fellowship!  

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