Computer Science

Chair's MessageJugal Kalita

Computer Science is the study of how computers, those ubiquitous machines that govern every aspect of our lives, are built, organized and exploited to achieve objectives that humans have set forth.

Over the years, the Department of Computer Science at UCCS has excelled in preparing undergraduates for careers in the computing industry locally and nationally, by providing a wide variety of ABET-accredited classes of high quality. Most if not all of our graduates find lucrative employment opportunities even before they finish their senior year. We offer a Bachelor of Science (BS) program and several Bachelors of Innovation (BI) programs so that bright and ambitious students can follow their dreams for success. The department has over 500 majors across all the programs. We also offer several Masters level programs to suit the needs of full-time students as well as working individuals in the area.

Our PhD programs, one in Computer Science and the other in Security, have gained increasing national reputation during the past decade. Area of faculty expertise include Computer Networks, Cybersecurity, Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Natural Language Processing, Biomedical Informatics, Game Design and Development,  Optimized Compilers, Software Engineering, Virtual Reality and Cyber-physical systems. Please visit the faculty Websites if you are a prospective graduate student. The current number of PhD students in the Department is almost a hundred, a fairly large number for our size. The Department is proud to have on its faculty two NSF Career Awardees. The faculty members in the Department receive grants from the National Science Foundation and other federal sources, and from industry on a regular basis. The department is accredited as National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education by the National Security Agency. Our graduates work in industry locally and nationally, in firms like Lockheed Martin, IBM, MITRE, Oracle, Hewlett-Packard, Google, Northrop Grummon, Atmel, ISS, etc. Intelligent Software Solutions (ISS), now called Polaris after a merger, headquartered here in Colorado Springs and Fredericksburg, VA, employing 1,100 people was co-founded by a UCCS graduate. Finally, ours is an aspiring and ambitious department, ready to reach higher grounds in undergraduate education and graduate programs, and research, development and technology transfer.  

Jugal Kalita
Professor and Chair