Computer Science at OSU

The Computing and Information Sciences (CIS) department was established in 1969 by Dr. James Boggs, Vice President for Academic Affairs at Oklahoma State University. Computing and Information Sciences was unique for having an M S. program before it had a department or a baccalaureate degree. The Regents approved the M.S. degree in 1968, the B.S. in 1977, and the Ph.D in 1981.

In 1986, the name of the department was changed to “Computer Science Department”,  and to the current name “Department of Computer Science” in 2018 by faculty votes.

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New Research

aakur lab

Sathyanarayanan Aakur is broadly  interested in the intersection of   computer vision, natural language  processing and psychology.  His aim is to build intelligent  agents that understand the visual world beyond recognition (labels) or captions (sentences) without the need for explicit human  supervision. This entails developing approaches such as self-supervised predictive learning for video event segmentation, common sense reasoning for ground perception and prior knowledge, and generative modeling for building knowledge .

Arunkumar Bagavathi focuses on designing deep-learning frameworks to learn multiple  activities in social media to enhance network-based machine learning tasks such as prediction, forecasting, and clustering. His work also leverages the use of cloud tools to frame a collection of scalable data agnostic models to glean actionable recommendations from massive data sources. For example, his multiplex model can identify user communities in the social media from their various activities and his action-mining model can impart personalized recommendations for hospitals to handle patients to improve care and reduce readmission rates.

Computer Science Celebrates 50 years!
The celebration of 50 years as a department is a huge milestone. Thank you for all who attended this huge celebration! As we look towards another 50 years, we honor our past and embrace our future.