CS Alumni Mentorship Opportunity

This semester, the Department of Computer Science is partnering with the Alumni Mentor Program (AMP) to help graduating seniors leverage the power of the USF alumni network. AMP is built to connect you to alumni mentors for career advancement, community building, and to share with you the unwritten rules of the workplace. Computer Science alumni are eager to connect with you to help you achieve your goals and build your network.
Here are the details:
  • Use the link below to register for the Alumni Mentor Program
  • Select a mentor from the “Computer Science Department” option on the first page
  • Review the available mentors in the directory, and choose the mentor who is right for you. Space fills up quickly as it is first-come, first-serve
  • Watch the AMP orientation recording to finalize the registration process
  • The Alumni Office will then introduce you to your mentor via email
  • From there, you will connect with your mentor once per month (March – May)
Build your network and connect with a mentor. Sign up today!
 

BSCS Alumni Profile: Marilyn Cruz ’18

BSCS AlumThe University of San Francisco’s Department of Computer Science is a diverse community that welcomes students from all over the world and from many different backgrounds, going on to do incredible things in the world. One such recent alumni is Marilyn Cruz (BSCS ‘18)  and she is making a impact at Snapchat. Continue reading “BSCS Alumni Profile: Marilyn Cruz ’18”

Fall 2018 State of the Department

The USF Computer Science department is thriving with four new tenure-track faculty members, two new research labs, a new graduate “Bridge” program that readies graduates from other majors for a Master’s in CS, and graduate enrollments that have doubled since 2016 and undergraduate enrollments that have tripled since 2013. The department is the largest and most diverse it has ever been in terms of both faculty, students, and expertise.

New Faculty

The new faculty members include Beste Yuksel who just started her third year and works in Human- and Brain-Computer Interfaces, Matthew Malensek (2nd year) who works in Big Data, David Guy Brizan (2nd year in CS) who works in Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning, and Vahab Pournaghshband (1st year) who works in Networks and Security. Hiring in CS is a huge challenge and we are thrilled to have added these terrific teachers and researchers to our department, and to have broadened our areas of expertise. Continue reading “Fall 2018 State of the Department”

Engineering Environmentally Friendly Energy

CS AlumAustin Bushree ‘17 has his sights on the energy industry. A double major in computer science and physics, he plans on taking his freshly minted degrees to Stanford’s Energy Resources Engineering graduate program to research tidal energy. Ultimately, he wants to learn how to engineer energy systems that use pre-existing infrastructures to keep the lights on in a more environmentally benign way. Read more…

Practical Experience from the Get-go

For Lauren Assour ’10, what’s driven her study in computer science from the beginning has been a focus on practical application, and it has paved the way for her growth from undergrad at USF to PhD candidate at Notre Dame to, finally, a highly qualified software developer. Today, she develops automated trading software at IMC Financial Markets, a high frequency trading firm located in Chicago. Read more…