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EGR 1911 Department of Computer Science and Engineering: An Introduction Oscar N. Garcia NCR Distinguished Professor and Chairman College of Engineering.

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1 EGR 1911 Department of Computer Science and Engineering: An Introduction Oscar N. Garcia NCR Distinguished Professor and Chairman College of Engineering and Computer Science Wright State University The end of computing is not numbers but insight. Richard Hamming Later: … but the end of computing is not in sight...

2 EGR 1912 Introduction n An Introduction to the programs of the CS&E Department n Admission, Administration and Advising n CS and CEG: How are they alike? How are they different? n An Overview of the Department n Summary and Advice n A Demonstration

3 EGR 1913 Admission to the College n In general, when you come into WSU as a freshman, you are part of the University College which handles your advising and placement testing. n There are two ways of being admitted to the College and to your program of preference: u You complete 45 QH, keep a 2.25 QPA average on all courses and in all CS&E courses, C or better in all core courses (English, Math, Physics, CS) u Your High School and SAT/ACT scores qualify you for Direct Admissionto the College and program. u Your High School and SAT/ACT scores qualify you for Direct Admission to the College and program.

4 EGR 1914 CS&E First Year in College High School University College COECS Program Direct Admit Route Transfer Students Most of the time you take a year of Computer Science courses (CS240, 241,242), a year of Calculus (MTH229, 230,231), Intro. to Engn. (EGR 190, 191), English and Gen. Ed. Courses, and CEG255 for Computer Science majors or CEG 260 for Computer Engineering Majors. THERE ARE HELP ROOMS FOR MATH AND FOR INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE (RC308)

5 EGR 1915 Department Programs n At the Undergraduate Level u BS in Computer Science (CSAB Accredited) F 320 Students F Options: CS, Business, Science, Bioinformatics TBA u BS in Computer Engineering (ABET Accredited) F 210 Students n At the Graduate Level u Master Degrees in Computer Science u Master Degree in Computer Engineering u PhD in Computer Science and Engineering

6 EGR 1916 The Computer Science and Engineering Department Administration n Departmental Administration Offices: RC 303 u Oscar N. Garcia, NCR Dist. Prof. and Chair u Jay DeJongh, Assistant Chair u Dan Spiegel, Curriculum Advisor who helps you with your Program of Study (POS) u Staff F Paula Price, Senior Secretary F Jennifer Limoli, Secretary F Valerie Smith, Secretary

7 EGR 1917 Mentors and Curriculum Advisor n Once you are admitted to the College of Engineering and Computer Science and to the CS&E Department you are assigned a Mentor who is a faculty member in the Department on whom you can call for any non-program of study (POS) question. n All POS questions are handled by Mr. Dan Spiegel by appointment in the Departmental office (RC303). n A student-mentor list is posted across RC305

8 EGR 1918 CS&E Department Faculty (could be your Mentors) n Full Professors (3) u Oscar Garcia (Chair), Philip Chen,Tom Sudkamp n Associate Professors (9) u Abdul Awwal, Soon Chung, Guozhu Dong, Ardeshir Goshtasby, Jack Jean, Prabhaker Mateti, T. K. Prasad, Francis Quek, Mateen Rizki, n Assistant Professors (7) u Wasfi Al-Khatib, Michael Cox, Travis Doom, John Gallagher, Michael Raymer, Ricardo Gutierrez, Bin Wang n Instructors (4) and Lecturers*(2) u Stephen Carl, Michael Findler, Robert Rea, Ron Taylor, Karen Meyer*, Dan Spiegel *

9 EGR 1919 Computer Science or Computer Engineering? n Computer Scientists are interested in the computer as a logical machine that enables symbolic manipulation through programming and data transformations and analysis. n Computer Engineers are interested in the economic design, reliability, reparability, and use of the physical machine, but must know CS. n Both are concerned with the social and economic impacts of computing and with keeping up-to-date via life-long learning.

10 EGR Brief Comparison between CS and CEG n Total number of QHs: CS 192; CEG 196 u Computer Science: 8 CS + 7 CEG courses u Compute Engineering: 5 CS + 9 CEG n CEG is somewhat related to EE and other engineering subjects; in CS there is more flexibility in the electives and may even include a Business or Science option (or a Bioinformatics option in the near future.)

11 EGR Computer Engineering Program Overview n In addition to the “core courses”: u CEG 402 Networks u CEG 453 Computer System Design plus EE and ME courses such as ME Statics and Dynamics EE Circuit Analysis I and II and Labs EE Linear Systems I and II EE Electronic Devices and Lab and a few electives.

12 EGR Computer Science Program Overview n In addition to the “core courses”: u CEG 255 Introd. to Computer Info. Systems u CS 405 Introd. to Data Base Management Syst. u CS 466 Introd. to Formal Languages u CS 480 Comparative Languages plus a wider range of electives and options in Business, Science, or other concentrations, and in Bioinformatics in the near future.

13 EGR Computational Processes Most frequently have been visualized as: Data or Sensor Input Processing or Logical Transformation Output or Robotic Actuator These processes have been classically considered as carried out by hardware and software under the control of operating systems that manage the access and flow of the information.

14 EGR The new IT world: distributed computation, databases and networking Classical View Modern IT View Logic Databases Machine Reasoning DataWarehousing Web Programming WWW Datamining Video on Demand Parallelism Human-Computer Interaction Searching

15 EGR Teaching and Research Labs n RC025 - Neural Dynamics and Control Laboratory n RC112 - Optical Computing Laboratory n RC152A - PC Computing Laboratory n RC263 - Supercomputing Laboratory (SGI and NCR) n RC304 - Intelligent Systems Laboratory n RC315 - Hardware Projects Laboratory n RC339 - Microprocessor Design Laboratory n RC346 - PC Networking Laboratory n RC347 - HCI Research Laboratory n RC348 - Vision Interface and Systems Laboratory n RC355 - Digital Design Laboratory n RC357 - Computer Networks Laboratory n RC407 - Adaptive Vision Laboratory n RC429 - Operating Systems and Internet Security n RC444 - Collaboration and Cognition Laboratory n RC445 - Parallel Computing Laboratory n RC446 - Software Engineering and Database Laboratory n RC448 - Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence Lab.

16 EGR SGI Origin 2000 Supercomputer (32 R12000, 300MHz ) 350 GB Disk Cabinet (Partially Hidden) 2x16 Processor Cabinets (12 GB RAM) Control (fiber channel, I/O)

17 EGR New Hardware, New Projects: NCR 4800 (2 nodes X 4 processors 500MHz P-III Xeon) RAID5 Disk Array 200 GB NT-based TOR 2.0 Database System 4 GB RAM

18 EGR SGI Onyx-2 Infinite Reality In Room RC347 8 R10,000 Parallel Processors each with 512 MB (4 GB total) connected to the Net as ITRIOnyx

19 EGR We are strong in Research n In FY2000 the department received $5.3M in research grants from different agencies. n In FY1999 the WSU CS&E department received more basic research grants and more per faculty dollars from NSF than any other public CS department in Ohio n Advanced undergraduates participate in many of these research activities in their junior or senior years through REUs or Research Experiences for Undergraduates n ITRI is closely associated with the Department.

20 EGR Areas of Research Interest n Database and Knowledge-Based Systems n Machine Intelligence, Intelligent Interfaces, and Neural Networks n Hardware, Optical, and Network Systems n Software Engn., Computer Graphics, and Visualization n Parallel Computing and VLSI

21 EGR Selected Current Research Projects n Human Computer Interaction Workbench n FPGA Run-Time Reconfiguration n OCARNet ATM Project n Microphone Array Project n MM Database Project n Vision Project: Stereo Tracking and 3-D Capture with Laser Range

22 EGR Desktop Projection Area - On right: Camera for hand and face tracking Position and Motion Tracking using 8 Ascension Flock of Birds Sensors Rear Projection on Softboard and Vertical Screen for 2 and 3-D Projection on two side-screens in “control room” mode To integrate multiple modalities in communications between humans and computers and between humans. Metallic Wooden

23 EGR $0.00 n Start the Day with a Smile! n Keep your priorities in line, w/o contradictions n Every day make a list of what you will do every hour during that day n If you need help: NEITHER BE BASHFUL NOR WAIT TOO LONG TO ASK FOR IT! n Live One Day at a Time n Survive the This Year, the others will follow Good luck!!!

24 EGR Summary n The Computer Science and Engineering Department at WSU is one of the leading (if not the leading) departments in the field in Ohio n We are also a department that cares for its undergraduates, but the initiative to contact Mentors, the Curriculum Advisor and Help Rooms must rest with the student. n Your department faculty and administration are willing and able to listen to anything you have to say anytime and help you if you ask.


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