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ABET Accredited - Computing Accreditation Commission The computer science program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET,

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Students in the CS program have additional access to Microsoft software through Dreamspark*:
IPFW CS Dreamspark Portal
*Note: You must use the above portal page for your login to work.

Department of Computer Science

Computer Science and Information Systems at IPFW

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts an increase in the demand for graduates with degrees in computer science and information systems. Our students explain, in this 6 minute video, why you should study computer science or information systems, and our degree options. Three of our departmental faculty members share advice for choosing your degree, and discuss our strengths, including our Computer Science program which is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, Our students discuss what projects are like, and how they knew computer science or information systems was the best choice for their career goals.

Information about annual student enrollment and student graduation data for the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) with a Major in Computer Science program can be found at the IPFW Statistical Reports website.

For an in-depth look at our computer science department and degree programs, to watch in-depth interviews of our faculty and students, or to view the campus from the perspective of a CS or IS major, visit our Computer Science Department video gallery.

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The IPFW Computer Science Department endeavors to provide a dynamic learning community that promotes student achievement in computer science and attracts both top students and top employers. The department maintains close relationships with members of the community through the Professional Advisory Board, alumni relations, and K-12 outreach programs.


Dr. Licato

Dr. Licato Receives $360,000 Grant From Air Force Office of Scientific Research

March 1, 2016

Dr. John Licato, assistant professor of computer science, is a recipient of a 2016 Air Force Young Investigator Research Program (YIP) Award for research in artificial intelligence and robotics.

His proposal, Active Formalization Through Analogico-Deductive Reasoning, was funded for $360,000 over a three-year period.

This grant not only raises the level of our engineering program, it also provides a great opportunity for the students to become involved in cutting-edge research with outstanding faculty, said Beomjin Kim, professor and chair of the Department of Computer Science. Read more here.

Dr. Coronado

Adolfo Coronado Receives Technical Assistance Grant from McCoy Bolt Works, Inc.

February 25, 2016

Adolfo Coronado, assistant professor of information systems, received a technical assistance agreement grant from McCoy Bolt Works, Inc.

This project will help McCoy Bolt in improving their relationship with customers by redesigning the current business processes of extracting, transforming and loading data from their electronic data interchange (EDI) for decision making.

Because the agreement has an experiential learning component, a student will be allowed to assist on the project as well.

Research by Computer Science Capstone Team Accepted for Conference Presentation

February 18, 2016

A research paper written by Anthony Garcia (senior, computer science) and Eric Migono (senior, computer science) for their senior capstone project was accepted for presentation at the Esri User Conference to be held on June 27 to July 1, 2016 in San Diego, CA.The team is advised by Adolfo S. Coronado, assistant professor of information systems.

The students research aims to develop a web application using geographical information systems to find optimal solar panel placement on any property located in the geographical area of interest.

Ten faculty members awarded summer research grants

February 10, 2016

Ten faculty members were awarded summer research grants through the Office of Sponsored Programs. The grants are for tenured and tenure-track faculty through two programs: Summer Faculty Grants and Senior Summer Faculty Grants.

Two of this years grants went to CS faculty members:

  • Zesheng Chen, assistant professor of computer science: Information Dissemination in Online Social Networks
  • John Licato, assistant professor of computer science: Advancing Developmental AI with Late Piagetian Theory

Audio Reading Service

Computer Science Capstone Team Project Receives IEEE Grant

January 21, 2016

A Computer Science capstone project team of Daniel Brewer (senior, computer science), Simon Sharudin (senior, computer science), Aaron Lilley (senior, computer science), was awarded an IEEE Standards Education Grant to their capstone project for the Allen County Public Library to better serve users with disabilities. The team was advised by Zesheng Chen, assistant professor of computer science.

The project involves creating a web application for the Department of Audio Reading Service at the Allen County Public Library (ACPL). ACPL will use the application to collect information about users who have a visual or reading impairment, including individuals who are unable to read conventional printed material because of blindness, low-vision, a literacy issue, or a physical impairment that makes it difficult to hold a book or turn pages such as stroke, Parkinsons or arthritis.

The project will provide an easy access interface for users to provide demographic information and other notes such as service type and customer satisfaction. Behind the scenes, the application will allow ACPL to retrieve, store, and analyze user profiles and other survey data through Web browsers and mobile devices.

Parkview Health

Beomjin Kim receives grant from Parkview Health System (PHS) Foundation

July 7, 2015

Beomjin Kim, professor of computer science and director of the Information Analytics and Visualization Center (IAVC), received a $20,085 grant from the Parkview Health System (PHS) Foundation. Participating investigators are Mark Pierce, M.D., Chief Medical Information Officer at PHS, Dr. Tammy Toscos, Research Scientist at Parkview Research Center, and Benjamin Aeschliman, Application developer at IAVC.

The project team will develop a reporting system that integrates various forms of data scattered around different inpatient practice lines, systematically analyze procedures, and evaluate the exercised practices to enhance the quality of care delivered to patients.