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Computer Science The Face of Computer Scientists What is Computer Science? It is the management and development of software to perform work or instructions Examples: IPODs Artificial Intelligence Video Games Cell Phone Functions PDA’s Internet Why Computing?

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what is computer science
What is Computer Science?
  • It is the management and development of software to perform work or instructions
  • Examples:
    • IPODs
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Video Games
    • Cell Phone Functions
    • PDA’s
    • Internet
why computing
Why Computing?
  • Today, computers are used in almost every aspect of our lives:
    • in car engines
    • microwave ovens
    • video games
    • watches
    • telephones
    • desktops at home and work
    • mainframe computers in government and industry
    • supercomputers expanding the frontiers of science and technology
  • The computer industry is one of the fastest growing segments of our economy and that growth promises to continue well into the next century.
computer science prepares students
Computer Science Prepares Students
  • with knowledge and skills needed to apply computing technology to solve problems in the rapidly changing world of information technologies.
  • for graduate and/or professional studies at institutions and organizations where they must keep pace with current knowledge to be successful.
computer science at ht
Computer Science at HT . . .
  • Class sizes are small
  • classrooms are multimedia classrooms
    • Uses computers with overhead projectors
    • Internet accessibility
  • Classes taught by professors experienced in industry
  • Faculty readily available for assistance
computer science at ht7
. . . Computer Science at HT
  • All course information available on-line through Blackboard
  • Internship opportunities are abundantly available
  • Tutoring available
  • Three degrees are offered in Computer Science plus a minor in Computer Forensics.
    • BS in Computer Science
    • BA in Computer Science for Database Administration
    • BA in Computer Science for Business Track
why should i consider a career in computer science
Why should I consider a career in Computer Science?
  • One of the fastest growing careers in the industry
  • Salary Range - $40,000 - $200,000+ depending on education and experience
  • Travel – Most computer professionals travel all over the world
  • Excitement – Technology is changing faster than any other industry. Lots of neat things to work on in many different segments.
job market
Job Market
  • 7 of the top 10 fastest growing occupations between 2000 and 2010 are computer related
  • Reference: U.S. Department of LaborBureau of Labor Statistics
  • Web site:
example career opportunities
Example Career Opportunities
  • Computer Science
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Computer Theory, Design and Engineering
    • Operating Systems and Networks
    • Software Applications
  • Information Systems
    • Systems Analyst and Applications Programmer
    • Technical Writing
    • Network Management
what will the industry look like in the next decade
What will the industry look like in the next decade?
  • Entire households will be run by computers
    • Remotely turn on air conditioning
    • Cooking will be done while you drive home
    • Security
  • 1 device in the household will handle all communications
    • Televisions
    • Computer
    • Telecommunications
  • Paper will be a thing of the past
  • Communications from any place on earth to any other place on earth
computer science department
Computer Science Department
  • Faculty consist of 4 highly qualified professionals
  • Professor Carolyn Golden
    • Computer Science; B.S., Norfolk State University; M.S., Virginia Tech.Currently close to finishing Ph.D.
  • Dr. Allen Johnson
    • B.S.E.E., University of Pittsburgh; M.S.E.E., Syracuse University; Ph.D. Computer Engineering, University of Texas at Austin.
  • Dr. Hershall Shelley
    • B.S.M. E. Texas A&M University at Prairie View Campus
    • Ph.D. M.E. Colorado State University
  • Dr. Thai-Doung Tran
    • B.S., University of Ho Chi Minh City; M.S., Asian Institute of technology; Ph.D., University of Iowa.
  • CS students encouraged to take on leadership positions on the campus in professional, social, and student government organizations and extracurricular activities.
  • Organizations that Computer Science students participate in include
    • National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE),
    • BetaKappa Chi Scientific Honorary Society (BKX),
    • National Instituteof Science Scientific Honor Society,
    • Association of Computing Machinery
critical goal
Critical Goal
  • One critical goal of the department is to produce graduates that compete with any graduates from any of the top schools in the Nation.
  • Feedback from graduates indicates that this mission is being accomplished among those students who make education their priority while at Huston-Tillotson University
example of research in computer science department

Example of Research in Computer Science Department

Transportation Model

Modeling How Cattle are Transported

Two students working on this project

purpose of model
Purpose of Model
  • To link the various epidemiologic models and produce a scalable model depicting the movement of cattle on trucks based on decisions made by the owners of the cattle
objectives of modeling technique using rainbow nets
Objectives of Modeling Technique(Using Rainbow Nets)

Create a model

  • that is easy to understand
  • that is scaleable
  • that does not suffer state explosion as complexity increases
  • that can be changed easily and lends itself to incremental development
  • that can be partitioned into various elements so that the structure lends itself to parallelization for running in a multiprocessor environment with multiple threads.









computer science is where the action is
Computer Science is Where the Action Is
  • Opportunity to work on exciting projects
  • Opportunity to earn excellent income
  • Opportunity to travel
  • Opportunity to learn about many different areas
  • Opportunity to work with many different people