Apr 19, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Computer Science Department

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KC Santosh, Chairperson
201 Arts & Sciences
(605) 677-5388



Associate Professor:

Douglas Goodman, Ph.D., University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Specialization: Simulation, Real-time Systems, Graphics. 
KC Santosh, Ph.D., Universite de Lorraine, France.   Specialization: Artificial Intelligence, Pattern recognition, image processing, computer vision, machine learning, data mining, information retrieval, big data.

Visiting Assistant Professor:

Haroon R. Lone, Ph.D., IIIT Delhi, India. Specialization: Data Science, Machine Learning, Internet-of-Things, Smart Healthcare, Energy Sustainability.

Adjunct Professors:

Daniel Elliott, Ph.D. Colorado State University. Deep neural networks, Ensemble methods, Reinforcement learning. 


Dan Kahn, M.S. M.B.A.  Software Modeling & Simulation, Real time systems, Data Analytic.  
Zachary Tschetter, M.S., University of South Dakota. Specialization: Informatics, IoT, Game Development.


Computer Science, B.A., B.S.


Computer Science

The Bachelor’s degree programs in Computer Science will prepare graduates able to do the following for a minimum of 2-5 years after graduating:

  1. Demonstrate progressive technical competency for a computing career or advanced studies (Technical Competency);

  2. Exhibit effective communication skills including the abilities to think critically and creatively, communicate clearly, and work effectively with others (Communication Competency);

  3. Integrate computational principles with social, business, and ethical issues in modern society in the process of decision making (Responsibility Awareness);

  4. Engage professionally in serving the needs of business, industry, government or academic organizations, and  in developing leadership skills (Managerial Competency);

  5. Grow professionally through steps such as continuing education, professional certifications, and participation in professional organizations (Lifelong Learning Competency).

The Department of Computer Science maintains its computational facilities, classrooms, student laboratories, and the Computer Science Research Lab, in collaboration with the Office of Information Technology Services (ITS). The departmental facilities include a series of Unix, Linux, and Windows servers, all integrated into a single network. Students can access the network 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, using a single user ID and password to gain access to all network resources. All students are given accounts that provide network storage, email, and the ability to build their own web pages. We are a long time participant in the Microsoft Developer Network Academic Alliance, various academic initiatives with Oracle, Cisco Networking Academy, as well as the IBM Academic Initiative.


Please contact the department for additional information about available scholarships and awards. Also see College of Arts & Sciences  for college/school level scholarships.

  • Amy Fix Computer Science Scholarship
  • Faithe Family Scholarship - AD Studies
  • John A. Lushbough Scholarship
  • John R. Williams Memorial Scholarship
  • Lulu B. Wheeler ADAS Scholarship
  • Marjorie C.J. Lifto Amundson Scholarship
  • Smart Software Solutions Scholarship
  • Stacey Myers Memorial Scholarship
  • Warner Family Scholarship



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