Welcome to the home of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Northern Iowa!

This is a great time to be in computer science, especially at UNI. Demand for IT professionals in Iowa and the Midwest grows faster than universities can produce graduates. The discipline of computing continues to push the boundaries of what is possible by discovering new ideas, building new kinds of systems, and bring new tools into the home, school, and office. If you want to be in the thick of the intellectual excitement that is changing every other discipline, then computer science is the place to be.

At UNI, you will encounter a faculty immersed in this excitement and dedicated to student achievement. UNI CS's undergraduate and master's students work closely with faculty members to explore the discipline of computing, learn skills they can use in the marketplace, and have the opportunity to do research that extends the field. The department is located in the Innovative Teaching and Technology Center, which occupies the renovated historic East Gym in the heart of UNI's picturesque campus.

April 2, 2014
Seminar Today: "What I Wish I'd Known as a CS Undergrad"

This afternoon, UNI CS alumnus Wes Iliff will give a talk called What I Wish I'd Known as a CS Undergrad. Join us at 3:00 PM in 328 ITTC!

March 31, 2014
Students to Plan for 2014 Grace Hopper Celebration

Prof. Diesburg will meet today with students interested in attending the 2014 Grace Hopper Celebration in October. The conference offers professional development for women in computing, including technical sessions, a career fair with internship and full-time job opportunities, mentoring workshops, and motivational talks by speakers from industry, academia, and government.

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305 ITTC
(the old East Gym)
Cedar Falls, Iowa
ph. (319) 273-2618
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Paul Gray

With distributed computing, the devil is in the details. That's because a programmer is dealing with all sorts of different hardware and networks. Meshing all of these elements presents a significant challenge that Paul Gray, associate professor of computer science, is leading the charge to solve... [more]

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