Highlights

  • 2017. Rocky Ross receives the title Professor Emeritus of Computer Science.
  • 2016. The Gianforte School of Computing is established.
  • 2016. Dave Millman is hired as a Gianforte Faculty Fellow.
  • 2015. Brittany Fasy and Upulee Kanewala are hired as Gianforte Faculty Fellows.
  • 2014. EPS 254 is remodeled into Japanese-themed, Student Success Center.
  • 2012. Denbigh Starkey receives the title Professor Emeritus of Computer Science.
  • 2011. Qing Yang and Mike Wittie are hired as RightNow Technologies Assistant Professors.
  • 2009. The department offers a courses only Master's degree.
  • 2009. George Keremedjiev of the American Computer Museum receives an honorary doctorate in Computer Science from MSU.
  • 2009. Jian (Neil) Tang receives the department's first NSF Career Award.
  • 2008. The B.S. degree is split into a professional option and an interdisciplinary option.
  • 2008. John Sheppard is hired as the RightNow Technologies Distinguished Professor.
  • 2008. Jeff Sharkey is one of 10 grand prize winners in Google's Android Programming Contest.
  • 2007. Greg Gianforte of RightNow Technologies receives an honorary doctorate in Computer Science from MSU.
  • 2002. Michael Grinder is the first Ph.D. degree recipient.
  • 1997. The department moves to the third floor of the EPS Building.
  • 1997. The department begins offering the Ph.D. degree.
  • 1984. The existing business applications, systems and professional options for a B.S. degree are replaced by one unified degree.
  • 1984. The department becomes autonomous again.
  • 1981. The department begins offering the M.S. degree.
  • 1981. The department expands into the 5th floor of Cobleigh Hall.
  • 1979. The department is merged with the Electrical Engineering department.
  • 1974. The department is merged with the Industrial Engineering department.
  • 1969. The department is founded on the 3rd and 4th floors of Roberts Hall.

Accreditation

  • 2016, 2010, 2004. The department receives ABET accreditation.
  • 1998, 1992. The department receives CSAB accreditation.

Current Faculty

  • John Paxton. 1990 - present.
  • Hunter Lloyd. 1997 - present.
  • Brendan Mumey. 1998 - present.
  • Binhai Zhu. 2000 - present.
  • John Sheppard. 2008 - present.
  • Clem Izurieta. 2009 - present.
  • Qing Yang. 2011 - present.
  • Mike Wittie. 2011 - present.
  • Upulee Kanewala.  2015 - present.
  • Brittany Fasy.  2015 - present.
  • Dave Millman.  2016 - present.
  • Indika Kahanda.  2016 - present.

Gianforte School of Computing Directors

  • 2016 - present.  John Paxton.

Computer Science Department Heads

  • 2007 - 2016. John Paxton.
  • 2003 - 2007. Michael Oudshoorn.
  • 2002 - 2003. Rocky Ross.
  • 1984 - 2002. Denbigh Starkey.
  • 1979 - 1984. Don Pierre (EE and CS).
  • 1974 - 1979. John Ritchey (IE and CS).
  • 1969 - 1974. Louis Schmittroth.

Former Faculty

Rocky Ross (1983 - 2015), Rafal Angryk (2004 - 2013), Denbigh Starkey (1984 - 2011), Year-Back Yoo (1986 - 2011), Jian Neil Tang (2006 - 2010), Anne Defrance (1988 - 2007), Dan Wessol (Visiting INEEL Researcher 1990 - 2007), Michael Oudshoorn (2003 - 2007), Ray Babcock (1980 - 2006), Gary Harkin (1974 - 2005), Bob Cimikowski (1990 - 2002), Brenda Sonderegger (1991 - 2001), Barb Ellestad (1995 - 1997), Marty Faulkner (1969 - 1992), Bruce Ivey (1989 - 1991), Donna McClelland (1986 - 1990), Nancy Kinnersley (1985 - 1989), Robert Gerardy (1980, 1983 - 1987), Jane Stone (1983 - 1987), Dave Barber (1981 - 1986), Nick Weyland (1983 - 1986), Betty Coffey (1976 - 1984), Michael Lassner (1981 - 1984), Robert Campbell (1981 - 1983), Linda Anderson (1982 - 1983), Wayne Anderson. (1982 - 1983), Sidkazam Taghva (1981-1982), Delbert D. (1980-1981), Bob Lord (1969 - 1974, 1976 - 1977), Jim Williams (1970s), Bob Motsch (1970s)