Old M.S. Computer Science Curriculum

2011-2015 MS in Computer Science Curriculum

Course option: This option requires the student to complete 36 hours of coursework.

Total Course Credit Hours 36

Minimum Credit Hours in CS 24

Minimum Credit Hours (6000/8000 Level) in CS 18

Minimum Credit Hours (6000/8000 Level) 18

Project option: This option requires the student to complete 27 hours of coursework and a 9 hour project. The project requires approval by a faculty advisor and the MS program coordinator in the semester prior to its inception.

Total Credit Hours 36

MS Project Hours 9

Total Course Credit Hours 27

Minimum Credit Hours in CS 24*

Minimum Credit Hours (6000/8000 Level) in CS 18*

Thesis option: This option requires the student to complete 24 hours of coursework and a 12-hour thesis. The thesis process is defined elsewhere in this catalog.

Total Credit Hours 36


MS Thesis Hours 12

Total Course Credit Hours 24

Minimum Credit Hours in CS 24*

Minimum Credit Hours (6000/8000 Level) in CS 18*

* May not include MS project or thesis hours.

 
Concentrations

Architecture
Core Courses (6 hours)

  • CS 6241 Design and Implementation of Compilers
  • CS 6290 High-Performance Computer Architecture

Electives (9 hours)

  • CS 7290 Advanced Topics in Microarchitecture and Organization of High-Performance Processors

And, pick two (2) of:

  • CS 6210 Advanced Operating Systems
  • CS 7292 Reliability and Security in Computer Architecture
  • ECE 6101 Parallel and Distributed Computer Architecture
  • ECE 6130 Advanced VLSI Systems

 

Computational Perception and Robotics

Core Courses (6 hours)

Algorithms: Pick one (1) of:

  • CS 6505 Computability, Algorithms, and Complexity
  • CS 6520 Computational Complexity Theory
  • CS 6550 Design and Analysis of Algorithms
  • CS 7520 Approximation Algorithms
  • CS 7530 Randomized Algorithms
  • CSE 6140 Computational Science and Engineering Algorithms

And, pick one (1) of:

  • CS 6601 Artificial Intelligence
  • CS 7641 Machine Learning

Electives (9 hours)

Pick three (3) courses from Perception and Robotics, with at least one course from each.

Perception

  • CS 6475 Computational Photography
  • CS 7495 Computer Vision
  • CS 7499 3D Reconstruction
  • CS 7636 Computational Perception
  • CS 8803 Special Topics: Multiview Geometry in Computer Vision

Robotics

  • CS 7630 Autonomous Robotics
  • CS 7631 Autonomous Multi-Robot Systems
  • CS 7633 Human-Robot Interaction
  • CS 7649 Robot Intelligence: Planning

 

Computer Graphics

Core Courses (6 hours)

  • CS 6491 Foundations of Computer Graphics
  • CS 6505 Computability, Algorithms, and Complexity

Electives (6 hours)

Pick two (2) from:

  • CS 6457 Video Game Design and Programming
  • CS 6764 Geometric Modeling
  • CS 6485 Visualization Methods for Science and Engineering
  • CS 7490 Advanced Image Synthesis
  • CS 7491 3D Complexity Techniques for Graphics, Modeling, and Animation
  • CS 7492 Simulation of Biology
  • CS 7495 Computer Vision
  • CS 7496 Computer Animation
  • CS 7497 Virtual Environments

 
Databases and Software Engineering

Core Courses (6 hours)

  • CS 6505 Computability, Algorithms, and Complexity

Pick one (1) of:

  • CS 6210 Advanced Operating Systems
  • CS 6241 Design and Implementation of Compilers
  • CS 6290 High-Performance Computer Architecture
  • CS 8803 Special Topics: Graduate Introduction to Operating Systems

Electives (9 hours)

Pick three (3) of:

  • CS 6300 Software Development Process
  • CS 6310 Software Architecture and Design
  • CS 6340 Software Analysis and Testing
  • CS 6365 Introduction to Enterprise Computing
  • CS 6400 Database Systems Concepts and Design
  • CS 6422 Database System Implementation
  • CS 6675 Advanced Internet Computing Systems and Applications
  • CS 8803-ASE Special Topics: Advanced Software Engineering
  • CS 8803-FPL Special Topics: Foundations of Programming Languages

High-Performance Computing

Core Courses (6 hours)

  • CSE 6140 Computational Science and Engineering Algorithms
  • CSE 6220 High Performance Computing

Electives (9 hours)

Pick three (3) of:

  • CSE 6221 Multicore Computing: Concurrency and Parallelism on the Desktop
  • CS/CSE 6230 High-Performance Parallel Computing: Tools and Applications
  • CS 6241 Compiler Design
  • CS 6290 High-Performance Computer Architecture
  • CS/CSE 8803 Special Topics: Parallel Numerical Algorithms
  • CSE 6236 Parallel and Distributed Simulation
  • CSE 8803 Special Topics: Hot Topics in Parallel Computing

 

Human-Computer Interaction

Core Courses (6 hours)

  • CS 6456 Principles of User Interface Software
  • CS 6750 Human-Computer Interaction

Electives (9 hours)

Pick three (3) courses from the two sub-areas below, including at least one from each sub-area:

Sub-area: Design and evaluation concepts

  • CS 6010 Principles of Design
  • CS 6320 Software Requirements Analysis and Specification
  • CS 6455 User Interface Design and Evaluation
  • CS 6460 Educational Technology: Conceptual Foundations
  • CS 6465 Computational Journalism
  • CS 6470 Design of Online Communities
  • CS 6795 Introduction to Cognitive Science
  • CS 7465 Educational Technology: Design and Evaluation
  • CS 7467 Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning
  • CS 7790 Cognitive Modeling

Sub-area: Interactive technology

  • CS 6763 Design of Design Environments
  • CS 6770 Mixed Reality Experience Design
  • CS 7450 Information Visualization
  • CS 7460 Collaborative Computing
  • CS 7470 Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing

 
Information Security

Core Courses (9 hours)

  • CS 6238 Secure Computer Systems
  • CS 6260 Applied Cryptography
  • CS 6262 Network Security

Electives (6 hours)

Take 2 of:

  • CS 6035 Introduction to Information Security
  • CS 6210 Advanced Operating Systems
  • CS 6250 Computer Networks
  • CS 6300 Software Development Process
  • CS 6340 Software Testing and Analysis
  • CS 6725 Information Security Strategies and Policies
  • CS 7560 Theory of Cryptography

 
Interactive Intelligence
Core Courses and Electives (12 hours)

    • Take a total of four (4) courses from two of these areas:

 

    • Intelligence
      • CS 6601 Artificial Intelligence
      • CS 7620 Case-Based Reasoning
      • CS 7637 Knowledge-Based AI
      • CS 7641 Machine Learning

Interaction

    • CS 6440 Information to Health Informatics
    • CS 6460 Educational Technology: Conceptual Foundations
    • CS 6465 Computational Journalism
    • CS 7634 AI Storytelling in Virtual Worlds
    • CS 7650 Natural Language
    • CS 8803 Special Topics: Advanced Game AI

Cognition

    • CS 4752 Philosophical Issues in Computation
    • CS 4793 Integrative Perspectives in Cognitive Science
    • CS 6795 Introduction to Cognitive Science
    • CS 7610 Modeling and Design
    • CS 7697 Cognitive Models of Science and Technology
    • CS 8893 Special Topics in Cognitive Science

 
Machine Learning
Core Courses (6 hours)
Algorithms: Pick one (1) of:

    • CS 6505 Computability, Algorithms, and Complexity
    • CS 6520 Computational Complexity Theory
    • CS 6550 Design and Analysis of Algorithms
    • CS 7510 Graph Algorithms
    • CS 7520 Approximation Algorithms
    • CS 7530 Randomized Algorithms
    • CSE 6140 Computational Science and Engineering Algorithms

And, pick one (1) of:

  • CS 7641 Machine Learning
  • CSE 6740 Computational Data Analysis: Learning, Mining, and Computation

Electives (6 hours)
Pick two (2) of:

  • CS 7616 Pattern Recognition
  • CS 7646, Machine Learning for Trading
  • CS 7650 Natural Language
  • CS 8803 Special Topics: Machine Learning Theory
  • CS 8803 Special Topics: Machine Learning for Finance
  • CSE 6240 Web Search and Text Mining
  • CSE 6242, Data and Visual Analytics
  • CSE 6243 Advanced Topics in Machine Learning

 

Modeling and Simulations

Core Courses (6 hours)

  • CSE 6730 Modeling and Simulation: Foundations and Implementation

And pick one (1) of:

  • CSE 6220 High Performance Computing
  • ISYE 6644 Simulation
  • MATH 6640 Introduction to Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations

Electives (9 hours)
Pick three (3) of:

  • CSE 6220 High Performance Computing
  • CSE 6236 Parallel and Distributed Simulation
  • CSE/CHEM 8803 Special Topics: Quantum Information, Computation, and Simulation
  • INTA 6742 Modeling, Simulation and Military Gaming
  • ISYE 6644 Simulation
  • MATH 6640 Introduction to Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations

 
Networking
Core Courses (6 hours)

  • CS 6250 Computer Networks
  • CS 6505 Computability, Algorithms, and Complexity

Electives (9 hours)
Pick one (1) of:

  • CS 6210 Advanced Operating Systems
  • CS 6290 High-Performance Computer Architecture

Pick two (2) of:

  • CS 6262 Network Security
  • CS 6675 Advanced Internet Computing Systems and Applications
  • CS 7260 Internetworking Architectures and Protocols
  • CS 7270 Networked Applications and Services

 
Scientific Computing
Core Courses (6 hours)

  • CSE/MATH 6643 Numerical Linear Algebra

Pick one (1) of:

  • CSE/MATH 6644 Iterative Methods for Systems of Equations
  • MATH 6640 Introduction to Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations

Electives (9 hours)
Pick three (3) of:

  • CS/CSE 6230 High-Performance Parallel Computing: Tools and Applications
  • CS/CSE 8803 Special Topics: Parallel Numerical Algorithms
  • CSE 6140 Computational Science and Engineering Algorithms
  • CSE 6220 High Performance Computing
  • CSE/MATH 6644 Iterative Methods for Systems of Equations
  • CSE 8803 Special Topics: Algorithms for Medical Imaging and Inverse Problems
  • CSE 8803/CHEM 6485 Computational Chemistry
  • MATH 6640 Introduction to Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations

 

Social Computing
Core Courses (6 hours)
Pick one (1) of:

  • CS 6465 Computational Journalism
  • CS 6470 Design of Online Communities

Pick one (1) of:

  • CS 6675 Advanced Internet Computing Systems and Applications
  • CS 6474 Social Computing
  • CS 7270 Networked Applications and Services

Electives (9 hours)
Pick three (3) more classes including additional classes from the above and:

  • CS 6238 Secure Computer Systems
  • CS 6250 Computer Networks
  • CS 6456 Principles of User Interface Software
  • CS 6505 Computability, Algorithms, and Complexity
  • CS 6750 Human-Computer Interaction
  • CS 7210 Distributed Computing
  • CS 7450 Information Visualization
  • CS 7460 Collaborative Computing
  • CS 7467 Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning
  • CS 8893 Special Topics in Cognitive Science: Cognition and Culture

 

Systems
Core Courses (6 hours)

  • CS 6210 Advanced Operating Systems
  • CS 6505 Computability, Algorithms, and Complexity

Electives (9 hours)
Pick one (1) of:

  • CS 6238 Secure Computer Systems
  • CS 6241 Design and Implementation of Compilers
  • CS 6250 Computer Networks
  • CS 6290 High-Performance Computer Architecture

And, pick two (2) of:

  • CS 6235 Real-Time System Concepts and Implementation
  • CS 6365 Introduction to Enterprise Computing
  • CS 6675 Advanced Internet Computing Systems and Applications
  • CS 7210 Distributed Computing

 
Visual Analytics

Core Courses (6 hours)

    • CS 7450 Information Visualization

AND

    • CSE 6740 Computational Data Analysis

OR

  • CSE 6242 Data and Visual Analytics

Electives (9 hours)
Pick three from:

  • CS 6456 Principles of User Interface Software
  • CS 6465 Computational Journalism
  • CS 6485 Visualization Methods in Science and Engineering
  • CS 6490 Computer Graphics
  • CS 6750 Human-Computer Interaction
  • CS 6795 Introduction to Cognitive Science
  • CSE 6242 Data and Visual Analytics