Computer Science at OSU!

From the very beginning the computer science department has been working their way to the forefront of of computer research and inovation. It all began with Dr. Donald D. Fisher in 1969, who is the founder and first head of the department. The rooms in the MSCS Building were named after Dr. Fisher, and also for Dr. G. E. "Woody" Hedrick, who was to retire in July of 2009 and who had served a total of 21 years as department head. Computer Science's main objective is to publish research projects, to educate students in all program levels, and to be a continuing source of education in computer science. Please check out our Mission, Objectives, and Student Outcomes

New Faculty

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         New Assistant Professors:

  • Sathyanarayanan Aakur, University of South Florida
  • Arunkumar Bagavathi, UNC Charlotte
  • Rittika Shamsuddin, University of Texas at Dallas
  • Thanh Thieu, University of Missouri-Columbia
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         New Assistant Professors:

  • Shital Joshi, University of North Texas
  • Sadiq Albuhamood, Oklahoma State University


New Research!

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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.