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Computer Science: Undergraduate
Number Course Name Term Offered
CSCI 1301 Introduction to Programming I Spring, Fall
CSCI 1302 Introduction to Programming II Spring, Fall
CSCI 2100 Assembly Language Programming Fall
CSCI 2500 Discrete Structures Spring
CSCI 2920 Ethics in the Computer Profession Spring
CSCI 3100 Introduction to Computer Organization Summer
CSCI 3200 UNIX Spring
CSCI 3300 Concepts of Programming Languages Spring
CSCI 3500 Data Structures and Algorithms Fall
CSCI 4100 Computer Architecture Fall
CSCI 4200 Design of Operating Systems Fall
CSCI 4210 Data Comm-Computer Networks Spring
CSCI 4300 Software Engineering Spring
CSCI 4310 Object Oriented Programming Fall
CSCI 4320 Human Computer Interaction Summer 2016*
CSCI 4400 Intro to Database Systems Fall
CSCI 4500 Design-Analysis of Algorithms Fall
CSCI 4510 Theory of Computation Fall 2016*
CSCI 4820 Principles of Computer Graphics Summer 2017*
CSCI 4830 Artificial Intelligence Spring 2017*
CSCI 4900 Special Problems in Computer Science Fall, Spring, Summer
CSCI 4910 Junior-Senior Seminar Fall
CSCI 4930 Internship Fall, Spring, Summer
CSCI 4940 Capstone Project Spring
Information Technology: Undergraduate
Number Course Name Term Offered
CIS 1000 Computer Applications Fall, Spring, Summer
CIS 2000 Desktop Publishing and Multimedia Press Summer
CIS 2010 Audio-Video Production Technology I Fall
CIS 2020 Audio-Video Production Technology II Spring
CIS 2100 Computer Interfacing and Configuration Fall
CIS 3000 Internet Technologies Fall
CIS 3200 Computer Network Management Spring
CIS 3300 Systems Analysis and Design Implementation I Fall
CIS 3700 Information Resource Management Spring
CIS 4200 Computer Security Summer
CIS 4310 Information Systems Project Management Spring
CIS 4400 Information Storage-Retrieval Summer
CIS 4900 Special Problems in CIS Fall, Spring, Summer
Computer Science: Graduate
Number Course Name Term Offered
CIS 5310 Decision Support Systems Summer
CIS 6420 Data Mining Summer
CIS 6720 Distributed Web Applications Spring
CIS 6800 Human-Computer Interaction and Interface Design Fall
CIS 6900 Special Problems in CIS Fall, Spring
CSCI 5120 Topics in Information Security Fall
CSCI 6220 Distributed Operating Systems Spring
CSCI 6230 Internet Architect and Protocols Fall
CSCI 6320 Advanced Software Engineering Spring 2016*
CSCI 6410 Advanced Database Design Spring
CSCI 6821 Advanced Computer Graphics Spring 2017*
CSCI 6900 Special Problems in CS Spring, Summer
CSCI 6930 Internship Fall, Spring, Summer
CSCI 7900 Thesis Fall, Spring, Summer

 *Year as Determined by Fall Semester


Course #

Course Name

Contact Information


CIS 1000

Computer Applications

A. Yemelyanov


CIS 1000

Computer Applications

S. Baev


CSCI 1301

Introduction to Programming I

K. Cook


CSCI 1302

Introduction to Programming II K. Cook


CIS 2100

Computer Interfacing-Config

K. Cook


CIS 3300

Systems Anal Des & Impl I

A. Shah


CIS 6900

Special Problems in CIS

B. Peltsverger


CSCI 2100

Assembly Language Programming

R. Hackett


CIS 3000

Internet Technologies

B. Campbell


CSCI 5120

Topics in Information Security

S. Baev


CSCI 4400

Intro to Database Systems

A. Shah


CSCI 6230

Internet Architecture-Protocols

B. Peltsverger


CIS 6800

Human-Comp Interact-Interface Design

A. Yemelyanov

The Department of Computer Science has established academic collaboration with some foreign schools and universities. Through these collaboration several students have come to GSW to do a Master of Science in Computer Science and also short term projects in Information Technology.

The countries with which GSW has signed MOU's are

  • China
  • India
  • Nepal

In recent years technological developments have impacted today’s business and industry and the way we conduct day-to-day affairs. In particular, communication technology has revolutionized the socio-economic environment requiring tremendous change - a change leading to globalization at an alarming rate. The whole world is emerging as a global village and hence the change impacts mankind across the globe in various ways. This has necessitated a change in lifestyle, business, education, and other walks of life. It may be added that the cultural diversities are increasing on the one hand, while the need for unity in diversity is being recognized on the other, particularly in light of the globalization. This paradox calls for appreciation of various cultures. The only medium for such harmonization lies in multicultural education. The ultimate aim of education is to foster humanity and understanding.

The need for such a multicultural education is greater in the field of education. Exposure to the international environment, interaction with people from diverse cultures, sensitization to a pluralistic society, and global business practices are some of the relevant factors education needs to address. The proposed collaborations are an attempt in this direction through various programs and activities.


  • To incorporate international experience in teaching.
  • To gain familiarity with the international environment.
  • To develop a perspective for multi-cultural education.
  • To develop, design and adopt new courses suitable to emerging needs.
  • To explore the possibility of joint research in the area of computing.
  • To provide students opportunities for higher studies at the international level.
  • To enable the students to enjoy opportunities for meaningful interaction with international students, thereby developing a sense of appreciation and understanding for cultural diversities.

Joao Paulo Clementi

Completed a Bachelor of Science degree from GSW in 2001 and a Master of Science degree in Computer Science in 2003. Joao Paulo was inducted into the GSW Hall of Fame on October 20, 2007. Joao Paulo is currently working as a Development Specialist for Microsoft and has been in this position since 2007. JP, as he is called by his peers, is accountable for evangelizing Microsoft technologies to the technical community, as well as actively managing programs such as Microsoft forums, portals (MSDN & TechNet), learning programs, and articles. He maintains a blog, speaks at Microsoft online and off-line events, and is in constant interaction with the local technical community.

Brandon Fogerty

A graduate of GSW with a Master degree in Computer Science studied at GSW from 2003 to 2008. Brandon writes:

“When I first came to GSW, I knew that I wanted to study Computer Science. I never knew exactly how far my education at GSW would take me but I was in for a surprise! I tried to learn as much as I could about C++, Graphics, and AI programming during my studies as I knew that those areas would help me enter the game industry.

During my enrollment at GSW, I had the privilege to work at Web- i-Tech which enabled me to get real world experience. Through Web I-Tech, I was able to intern at Motorola's head quarters in Schaumburg IL, working on 3d avatar technology.

After I graduated I landed my first job in the game industry. I went to work for a Massive
Multiplayer Online game called Kaneva in Atlanta. ( During my
employment at Kaneva, I worked on building tools and gameplay for our virtual world. It was an amazing feeling to finally be working in the industry that I enjoyed so much!

After Kaneva, I went to work for a Small Arms Simulation company in Orlando Fl, named Cubic. While at Cubic, I had the privilege of working with a next generation game enginecalled CryEngine. ( At Cubic, I worked as a Lead Software Engineer developing our CryEngine based simulations.

Finally, after my employment at Cubic, my dream came true. I was offered a Senior Engineer position at a Game Studio called n-Space in Orlando Florida. ( n-Space has been a respected force in the video game industry for over 15 years working on major IPs such as Star Wars, James Bond/007, Call of Duty, Tron, Toy Story, and many others. n-Space is a licensed game developer for Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, Playstation 3, Xbox 360, and PSP game consoles. I am currently working on an unannounced Nintendo 3DS game which I am very excited about! I have always wanted to work on a Nintendo game and that dream is currently being lived out!

Through God, my studies at GSW, and through my own personal studies, I was able to achieve this dream. GSW afforded me many opportunities to grow my engineering skills.  Through my training in C++, Graphics, AI, and real world experience at Web I-Tech, I was able to build a foundation to continue my education in this very challenging but rewarding industry.”

John T. Wright 

Graduated with honors in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Georgia Southwestern State University. One year prior to graduating he received full-time employment with a major financial services processing company in Georgia. He is currently a System Software Analyst, which is an upper level Unix/Linux engineering position. Since John’s employment, he has been able to use the skills he learned from GSW to further his career within the company. “I use the concepts and tools learned from school every day in my activities at work. These days companies are doing everything in their power to do more with less, which puts a lot more pressure on students graduating, to show that they are worth the investment which comes with full time employment. Working as a UNIX/Linux Administrator is a very challenging and demanding job, but it has its perks due to the fact that it is a very specialized field and thus in great demand across the country. Graduation can be scary for any student, but you have to get out there and compete for the job you want and never settle. You will always find the job you want if you have the drive and motivation to push for it.”

Robert Thompson 

Earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems Fall Semester 2002. . He is currently employed by AirWatch who was recently acquired by VMWare in Atlanta, Georgia in the Professional Services division. Robert previously worked for several banks and a mortgage company where he had wide ranging IT-related responsibilities. He also earned his Master of Science degree in Information Technology from Southern Polytechnic State University in 2006 and teaches IT courses for the school part time. Robert resides in Marietta, Georgia.

Mathew Garner 

Earned a Master of Science degree in Computer Science during the Fall Semester 2005. He is currently employed at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Panama City Beach, Florida. Mathew is their Systems Administrator and Subject Matter Expert on Collaboration Software for the Naval Department. Collaboration Software is an application that allows users to accomplish tasks through audio, presentations, text, and whiteboard tools. He has been employed at the Naval Surface Warfare Center. He was a finalist for the very competitive and prestigious President’s Fellowship National program.

Beverly Carroll 

Earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems during the Fall Semester 2002. She then went on to earn a Master of Business Administration degree during the Fall 2004 semester. Beverly is currently employed at STI Knowledge, Inc. in Americus, GA as a Certified Help Desk Professional. Her duties include: providing technical and customer service support to employees of the University of Chicago Medical Center and all of their outpatient clinics. Ms. Carroll has been nominated to appear on the GSW Wall of Honor from 2005-2006 and also received the 2004-2005 Presidential Service Leadership Award given by the President of the United States.

Jason Ormes

Earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems during
the Spring Semester 1997. He is currently employed at Fermi National Accelerator
Laboratory in Naperville, IL as a Unix Systems Administrator. His duties include maintenance
and security of the UNIX/Linux systems. Jason has been employed at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory for five years.

Bob Meads 

Graduated Summa Cum Laude from GSW in May 1997. After graduation, he immediately accepted a position at Siemens Energy and Automation in Alpharetta, GA, supporting SIMATIC WinCC, a new Human Machine Interface development package for manufacturing applications. After two years, Siemens moved its support base to Princeton, and Bob started iQuest, Inc. an independent consulting firm specializing in WinCC Integration, C++ development, and training classes on C programming and WinCC. Bob began providing training, WinCC application development, and consulting for such companies as Siemens, Philip Morris, BOC Gases and Bacardi. In 2003, Bob co-authored WinCC Audit , a software package designed to reduce the engineering effort required to develop WinCC applications that meet the FDA’s new 21 CFR part 11 regulations for electronic records and signatures. Siemens quickly bought the worldwide distribution rights to WinCC Audit. Today, Bob is still providing consulting and development services, as well as teaching software development classes in the US, Canada, Mexico, and Europe. In his spare time he is working on the next version of Audit for Siemens.

Brenda Hines 

Earned a Master of Science degree in Computer Science with a concentration in Computer Information Systems. She is currently employed at the Marine Corps Logistics Base (Systems Command) in Albany, Georgia as a Supervisory Computer Specialist. In the position of Branch Head for the Automated Information Systems (AIS) Support Branch, Brenda supervises teams of computer specialists who provide technical support in the areas of database administration/management, configuration management, and technical documentation for Marine Corps Logistics Automated Information Systems. Brenda has worked for the Federal Government for 19 years, at M.C.L.B. in Albany for 14 years, and in her current position for 4 years.

Charlie Cook 

Received a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Georgia Southwestern College in December of 1993. During his time in college, Charlie worked for a company called The Systems Shop. GSW Professor Gardner Long owned this business. Upon graduation, he acquired a position with Lockheed Martin and worked there for 3 years. Charlie was sent by Lockheed Martin to train at Hewlett Packard on the 917 midrange server. The HP server ran an operating system called MPE/IX. This system used manufacturing software with an SQL database backbone and Intermec Barcode readers to capture job times. Charlie trained in networking using Novell 4.0 with Microsoft Windows 3.1 and Windows 95. In 1997 Charlie started his own company called DataCom Services, Inc. His company serves large and small businesses specializing in LAN and WAN applications. Charlie helped create a county WAN using wireless connectivity with spread spectrum technology. Their primary networking operating system is Microsoft NT with MS Exchange for e-mail applications. Charlie is now working on a GIS (Global Information Systems) server and GEMA (Ga. Emergency Management Agency) systems to help incorporate emergency services for county operations.

Allen Highnote

Graduated from GSSU in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science. Allen owns Noteworthy Information System, which officially began while he was in college. Noteworthy specializes in working with very large software systems. Their primary focus is developing and maintaining mission critical applications. They are a small company with a proven record of taking on large projects that range in size from 500-4000 man hours of work. Their staff has over 40 years of combined programming experience and clients range in size from $1 Million to $4 Billion in revenue. Noteworthy focuses on providing custom software development and hosting solutions for mission critical applications running on the internet.” Allen states, “The course work at GSW helped give me an understanding of the technology and business principles that I would need throughout my career. However, the relationships I had with the instructors were what truly helped me the most. These relationships fed my interests in computers and business and gave me the needed skills for managing very large projects and clients”. As a result of Allen receiving our first School Newsletter, he has referred Inland Caregiver Resource Center in San Bernardino, CA, to our very own GSW-i-TECH center for a website development project. Thanks Allen!

Kiel Bass 

Received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Georgia Southwestern College in June of 1978. Upon graduation, he acquired a position with Woodgrain Molding, Inc., a then local business. In June of 1990, Kiel received a MASTERS of SCIENCE degree in Computer Information Systems from Georgia Southwestern College. His accounting background and computer skills have allowed Kiel to excel in the development of proprietary software used in business and scientific fields. Since attaining his Masters of Science degree, Kiel has continued to be involved in the PC environment as a warehouse inventory manager, software consultant and lighting consultant. Today, Kiel manages the Applications Engineering group at Cooper Lighting's Customer First Center in Peachtree City, Georgia, the home of Cooper Lighting's division headquarters and the Source, a state of the art lighting and training center. Kiel manages the Applications Engineering group, a staff of approximately 30 people, providing engineering services for all of Cooper Lighting. Five diverse groups provide lighting layouts developed using proprietary lighting software, AutoCAD, Flash 2 product configurator, a web based application, and software development. Kiel's group also handles distribution and support of Luxicon 2, Cooper Lightings lighting software and Cooper Lightings Electronic Catalog. Kiel has attended many seminars such as the Dale Carnegie Course, Lighting Fundamentals in Commercial and Industrial Lighting and Fundamentals of Photometry. Kiel has also taught courses in Dbase III, Basics of Lighting, Ballast Basics, and written many papers on fluorescent lighting. Kiel has also chaired the Computer Advisory Board at South Georgia Technical College and was on the Advisory Board at Staley Middle School in Americus.

Bill Jackson 

Graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree in Computer Science in the Spring of 1991. He is currently the President of Jackson Consulting, Tifton, GA, specializing in computer networks. Bill currently sits on the following boards and committees: Georgia Southwestern Department of Computer Science – Advisory Board; Tiftarea Technical School, Department of Computer Science – Advisory Board; City of Tifton, Fiber Optic Network – Advisory Board; Tift County Foundation for Educational Excellence – Board of Directors. In addition, Bill is also a member of the Tifton Rotary Club and the Tifton / Tift County Chamber of Commerce. Bill is married to Donna Jackson and they have twin boys, Conner and Carter.

Ben Zhou 

Is currently working in Triton Loyalty, Atlanta, as a Tech development manager.  Triton Loyalty is the leading provider of turn-key database, email, and loyalty marketing programs to media companies. Deployed by over 600 leading media brands, Triton Loyalty products are used to increase ratings and web traffic while driving audience database growth and generating direct response for advertisers. Triton Loyalty clients include media properties owned by Clear Channel, CBS Radio, Entercom, Comcast, Belo, Citadel, Tribune, and many others.


Spring 2015

Outstanding Computer Science Graduate

Tatiana Baeva

Outstanding Computer Science Undergraduate

Robert Christopher Smith

Outstanding Service to the School of Computing & Mathematics

Stephanie Michelle Dunbar

Outstanding Mathematics Undergraduate

Kelly Dekle
Matthew Mullen
Oliver Schiess

Fall 2014

Outstanding Computer Science Graduate

Sachin Banga

Excellence in Programming Projects

James Lamb

Spring 2014

Outstanding Computer Science Graduate

Yujia Wang

Outstanding Service to the School of Computing & Mathematics

George Banketas

Fall 2013

Outstanding Computer Science Graduate

David Andrew Bradshaw

Spring 2013

Outstanding Computer Science Undergraduate

Haibo Chen

Outstanding Service to the School of Computing & Mathematics

Jiayan Xu

Fall 2012

Outstanding Computer Science Graduate

William J. Ingram

Outstanding Computer Science Undergraduate

Brandon McNutt

Outstanding Service to the School of Computing & Mathematics

Johannes William Boesten

Spring 2012

Outstanding Computer Science Graduate

Licheng Zhang

Outstanding Computer Science Undergraduate

David Bradshaw

Fall 2011

Outstanding Computer Science Undergraduate

Rustico David

Outstanding Information Technology Undergraduate

Matthew Sartwell

Spring 2011

Outstanding Undergraduate

Bradley Shiver
Tylor Scott Steele (Mathematics)
Xiaolei Men (Mathematics)

Outstanding Service to the School of Computer and Information Sciences 

Casey Weaver
Cody Weaver

Fall 2010

Outstanding Graduate 

Shruti Banga

Outstanding Undergraduate 

Sharon Ramsingh

Spring 2010

Outstanding Graduate 

Matthew Walker

Fall 2008

Outstanding Service to the School of Computer and Information Sciences 

John T. Wright

Spring 2009

Outstanding Graduate (Mathematics)

Jan William Boesten

Outstanding Undergraduate

David Earl Decker

Outstanding Service to the School of Computer and Information Sciences

Arlandus Jamel Coleman

Fall 2008

Outstanding Graduate 

Yu Zhang

Fall 2007

Outstanding Service to the School of Computer and Information Sciences 

Katheryn E. Postier

Outstanding Undergraduate 

Richard Brown

Spring 2007

Outstanding Graduate

Ben Zhou

Outstanding Undergraduate

Jonathan Thomas Nesbitt
Brandon Sean Fogerty

Outstanding Service to the School of Computer and Information Sciences 

Bryan Kenneth Anderson
Cedrick Samuel Palmer 

Fall 2006

Outstanding Graduate

Cassandra Juana Hall
Brian Lee Campbell

Outstanding Undergraduate

Amanda Catherine Higgins

Outstanding Service to the School of Computer and Information Sciences

Brian Lee Campbell

Spring 2006

Outstanding Undergraduate 

Kristen Simone Cooper

Fall 2005

Outstanding Graduate

Mathew Brandon Garner

Outstanding Undergraduate

Kurt Elliot Ryan Brown

Outstanding Service to the School of Computer and Information Sciences 

Joe-Glen Gittao

Spring 2005

Outstanding Graduate

Marina Kravtsova Martin

Outstanding Undergraduate

Jay Edward Gilmore

Outstanding Service to Motorola Research Project  

Brian Lee Campbell 

Fall 2004

Outstanding Graduate 

Alla A. Yemelyanova

Outstanding Service to the School of Computer and Information Sciences 

Kathrina Louise A. Barretto

Spring  2004

Outstanding Graduate 

Sasikala Devi Einstein

Outstanding Service to the School of Computer and Information Sciences 

William Royce Hackett

Fall  2003

Outstanding Graduate 

Cynthia Louise Cantrell

Outstanding Service to the School of Computer and Information Sciences 

Ekachai Sathapananon

Spring  2003

Outstanding Graduate 

Joao Paulo Cabral Clementi
Octavia Alvita Rittenberry

Outstanding Service to the School of Computer and Information Sciences 

Chellu Pradeep

Fall  2002

Outstanding Graduate 

John H. Reed
Sandie Jocelyne Charmeteau

Outstanding Service to the School of Computer and Information Sciences 

Beverly Ann Carroll

Spring 2002

Outstanding Graduate  

Luis Bravo

Fall 2001

Outstanding Graduate 

Royce Hackett
Milin Patel

Outstanding Service to the School of Computer and Information Sciences 

William Goforth

Spring 2001

Outstanding Graduate 

Carlo Brantly
Luis Bravo
Elizabeth Penzien

Outstanding Service to the School of Computer and Information Sciences 

Nikki West

Fall 2000

Web auditing contest Award 

Elizabeth Penzien
Sam Faust

Outstanding Service to the School of Computer and Information Sciences 

Arvind Shah
Mamadou Kane
Monique Daniels

Spring 2000

Outstanding Graduate 

Joao Paulo Cabral Clementi


Upsilon Pi Epsilon

The mission of Upsilon Pi Epsilon is to recognize academic excellence in the computing and information sciences at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in the computing sciences. GSW is home to the Georgia Eta chapter of UPE.


My State My Country

Students from many countries are enrolled in various degree programs at GSW. This brings to us the multi-cultural environment. Department of Computer Science, School of Computing and Mathematics, organizes one presentation each semester entitled “My State, My Country” with the aim to learn about other states and countries of the world. Dr. Alexander Yemelyanov coordinates this event. Below is the list of seminars presented since 2002.

  • India - April 2015
  • Spain - October 2014
  • United Kingdom - March 2014
  • State of Georgia, USA – November 2013
  • Nicaragua - April 2013
  • Japan – November 2012
  • The Grenadines – March 2012
  • St Vincent – March 2012
  • Uzbekistan – November 2011
  • Nepal – March, 2011
  • Education in India – November 2010
  • Nigeria – April 2010
  • Mali - April 2009
  • India – November 2009
  • Vietnam – November 2008
  • Republic of Korea (South Korea) – March 2008
  • Bulgaria – September 2007
  • China – April 2007
  • Mexico – November 2006
  • Thailand – November 2006
  • China – April 2006
  • Republic of Korea (South Korea) – October 2005
  • Japan – November 2004
  • Iceland – October 2003
  • Russia (Moscow and St. Petersburg) – 2002


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