Most recent announcements towards the top, and old announcements that are no longer relevant will be removed.
- Student Positions for spring 2018 The CS GA positions for spring of 2018 have been filled. Congrats to Thiago Santos for being chosen to be a research GA, and to Deepti Vaidya and Dhananjaya Vasipalli for being chosen as teaching/lab GAs. We will likely have a few GA positions open for starting fall 2018 and as always will consider all admitted and current CS graduate students. We will likely make decisions on those positions in March or April.
- Recent Grant Awards The CS faculty are happy to be the recipients of a few recent federal grants to support their work at ISU: Arash Rafiey is PI with coPIs Laci Egri, Jeff Kinne, and Geoff Exoo, to study Homomorphism Problems in Digraphs, and Jeff Kinne is senior personnel on a project to collaborate with The Ohio State University in increasing the pipeline of students to big data and biomedical research .
- MS in Data Science & Analytics The department in collaboration with the Scott College of Business, College of Technology, Department of Biology, and Department of Earth and Environmental Systems, is proposing a new master's degree in Data Science & Analytics. The program would include a core of coursework shared across ISU, with concentrations in specific areas of ISU strength. The program has been approved by the department, and will work its way through the college and university curriculum approval process before being considered by the Board of Trustees, and if approved by the board then considered by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education. This process normally takes around one year, and the program would likely be ready to begin running sometime between fall 2018 and fall 2019. For the current status of the proposal, see here.
- Student Positions for fall 2017 The CS GA positions in the department have been decided. The GAs for fall, and their primary assignments are - Lavanya Naga Bhuvaneshwari Maganti (CS 500, CS 256), Thiago Santos (CS 202, GH 101), Monika Ancha (CS 600, CS 170), Anas Mansouri (CS 101, CS 201), Xavier Saunders (CS 151). Graduate students still looking for positions should check https://jobs.indstate.edu/ every few days to look for positions. For undergraduate positions, we again have Gage Golish and Samuel Rider-Leck working in the unix lab.
- Summer Honors 2018 The department is considering offernig a Summer Honors course (this is for high school students, see Summer Honors for an overview of the program as a whole) in game programming. The decision will be finalized in early 2018. In 2016, the CS course was on the topic "Build Your Own Programming Language", offered by Steve Baker. In 2017, the topic was be "Artificial Intelligence and What Computers Can Do", offered by Jeff Kinne. See the links near the bottom of the CS main page for 2016 and 2017.
- 2018-2019 Class Schedule The first draft of the class schedule for the 2018-2019 academic year is being worked on. It will mostly follow the information on the courses page about when courses are normally offered (most are offered once per year; except 440/540, 475/575, and many of the MS courses which are offered only once every other year; and 101, 151, 201, 170, 256, 260 which are offered every term). Information will be posted sometime in the winter once the draft is closer to being final.
- 2017-2018 Class Schedule The 2017-2018 course schedule has been finalized. The CS homepage has links to the schedule for fall, spring, and summer. There is a chance the schedule will still change slightly. There have been a few updates to the regular rotation of courses. (i) CS 420/520 will be offered in the spring and CS 471/571 will be offered in the fall (to better balance systems versus theory courses in the fall and spring). (ii) CS 609 Web Programming and Applications will be offered each spring and CS 617 Databases, Data Mining, and Big Data will be offered each fall (because these two courses have the highest demand of the professional concentration courses). (iii) A section of GH 101 (General Honors 101) will be offered by Dr. Exoo in the fall of 2017 on the topic of artificial intelligence; this will be for honors students only. Note that the courses page has been updated to reflect these changes.
- Course policies The CS faculty have unanimously approved uniform policies on makeup exams and cheating/plagiarism/collaboration. These are in effect immediately (Nov, 2016) unless contradicted by the syllabus of your course. The policies are in effect for all CS courses beginning in spring 2017. See the policies at the policies page, which is also linked from the homepage. The policies were last updated in August, 2017.
- Graduate Admissions   The normal admissions deadline for spring admissions is November 15, and the normal deadline for fall admission is June 15. If you have questions, please contact the CS program director. See the admissions page for information about applying.
- Faculty Searches There are currently no CS faculty searches in progress.
- Summer Research It is unknown right now which faculty will be working with students in the summer of 2018. See SURE for information about the SURE program (for undergraduates) in general.