March 2022

Message from the Chair

The department of Computer Science is a research- and teaching-oriented department with curricula offerings at the Baccalaureate, Master’s and Doctoral level. The department comprises 17 full-time faculty and 4 staff. While the department offers traditional, general Computer Science programs, it emphasizes Digital Forensics, Cybersecurity, and Data Science. The department is proud of its record of providing high quality professionals to business and industry, and to State and Federal agencies. Our alumni include professionals at Dell, Exxon, Google, Microsoft, Netflix, Rackspace, and Texas Instruments, to name but a few.
In common with the university as a whole, the majority of our undergraduate students are drawn from Houston/Dallas corridor but with a healthy minority of students from every continent. Our graduate students are recruited nationally and internationally with majority being working professionals. The department is proud of its diversity and inclusivity.
Please feel free to contact us for more detailed information about the work of the Department of Computer Science.
Dr. Bing Zhou
Associate Professor and Chair
(936) 294-1579

Students and Programs

US Department of Education College Scorecard for SHSU

Graduation Rate 60% vs 56% 4-yr schools
Average Annual Cost $14,617 vs $19,202 4 yr schools
Median Earnings $50,125 vs $47,976 4-yr schools

SHSU comes out ahead compared to all 4-yr schools on all three measures. When ranked by Fields of Study among all degree programs, of the five highest earning, 4 are from the College of Science and Engineering Technology.

2020-2021 Student Statistics




Ethnic Minority

First Generation

Undergraduate and Graduate Degree Programs

Ph.D. in Digital and Cyber Forensic Science

The Doctor of Philosophy in Digital and Cyber Forensic Science is designed to produce students of the digital forensics and cyber-security realms with the technical skills, critical thinking ability, problem-solving skills, and advanced, discipline-specific knowledge to allow them to advance into leadership positions in business and industry as well as academia. This is accomplished by demonstrating the ability to perform independent and collaborative original research, the successful completion of academic coursework, hands-on experience in the laboratory, and collaboration with digital forensics and cyber-security agencies, institutes, and partners. The program will provide students with the theoretical, conceptual, methodological, and computational skills needed to understand the role of digital and cyber forensic science in post technological societies.The program will allow students to explore the potential for forensically sound digital data capture and analysis and to develop new tools and methods for handling digital and cyber forensic evidence. In doing so, this program has, as its primary focus, research into the computational and scientific basis for forensic and cyber technologies.

Contact Information

Office of Admissions
Graduate Admissions Website

Program Advisor
Dr. N. Karpoor Shashidhar

News and Highlights

U.S. Cyber Command Selects SHSU For Academic Engagement Network

The partnership between the Department of Computer Science at SHSU and the United States Cyber Command’s (CYBERCOM) Academic Engagement Network (AEN) will provide resources to students interested in cyber-related research.

Faculty Research Areas

Research Areas

  • Network Security
  • IoT Security
  • Cryptography
  • Steganography
  • Privacy Preserving
  • Data Assurance
    Digital Forensics
  • Multimedia Forensics
  • 3D printing forensics
  • Computational Forensics
  • Hardware Forensics
    Data Science
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Soft Computing
  • Deep Learning
  • Bioinformatics

Tenured and Tenure
Track Faculty

Research Awards
FY 2021

Cyber Forensics Intelligence Center

Here to conduct world-class, leading cyber forensics and security research, provide real-world training solutions, investigate cutting edge cyber forensic investigation resources; promote professional networking; and participate in open data exchanges.