Department Chairperson: Quoc-Nam Tran, Ph.D.
Graduate Program Director: Etienne Z. Gnimpieba, Ph.D.
Department of Computer Science
Arts & Sciences, Room 202
414 East Clark Street
Vermillion, SD 57069
Phone: (605) 677-5388
Quoc-Nam Tran, Ph.D., Research Institute of Symbolic Computation, Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria. Specialization: Bioinformatics and Groebner Basis Computation.
Douglas Goodman, Ph.D., University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Specialization: Simulation, Real-time Systems, and Graphics.
Etienne Z. Gnimpieba, Ph.D., University of Technology of Compiègne, France. Specialization: Bioinformatics and Data Integration in Life Sciences.
Research Assistant Professor:
Carol Lushbough, M.A., University of South Dakota. Specialization: Bioinformatics.
Human-Computer Interaction - Plan A only
Informatics - Plan A and Plan B
All graduate programs are designed to produce individuals with a strong, broad-based core of advanced computer science knowledge. These programs are recommended for students with professional goals in Computer Science such as continuing graduate education, working for national laboratories and other federal or state agencies, securing employment in private industry, or post-secondary education. Graduates of the programs are well prepared to accept the current and future challenges of the field.
- An undergraduate degree from an accredited institution with a GPA of at least 2.7 or graduate GPA of at least 3.0 is required.
- The GRE General test is required.
- Prerequisite undergraduate Computer Science coursework for all departmental graduate programs:
Computer Science I
Computer Science II
Algorithms & Data Structures
- Prerequisite undergraduate Mathematics coursework for all departmental programs:
Calculus I (1 semester course)
- Additional requirements exist for international students and applicants with degrees from other countries.
-Subject to faculty approval, those who do not meet all of the criteria above may be admitted on a provisional basis to any departmental graduate program.