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Department of Computer Science

Welcome to the Digital Age

The Department of Computer Science at Sam Houston State University is a community of faculty, staff, and students centered in the computing science disciplines. The Department of Computer Science is dedicated to providing the highest quality education possible to its graduate and undergraduate students through excellence in teaching and excellence in research. The department is committed to furthering the pursuit of knowledge and meeting the needs of a diverse society.

Faculty members in the Department of Computer Science pursue a wide range of interests in the field of computer science, from design of programming languages, to neural networks and other aspects of networking, to data mining, informatics, and cryptography. SHSU computer scientists also make important and timely contributions to the literature of the discipline, including editing of scholarly journals and publication in professional periodicals and at major conferences.

Quality instruction is a major focus of the department as well. Faculty members teach courses in networking, network security, programming, parallel computing, data structures, steganography, multimedia forensics, and more. 

The department's special strengths in digital forensics - exemplified by the Center of Excellence in Digital Forensics - demonstrates the faculty's commitment to serving the public at all levels. The center's work has great potential utility for law enforcement, public safety, and national security.

We hope that the information provided on this site will be useful to prospective and current students, faculty members, others in the SHSU community, and the public. Please feel free to contact us for more detailed information about the work of the Department of Computer Science.

cooperCordially,


Dr. Peter Cooper, Professor and Chair
Department of Computer Science
Sam Houston State University 


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