Department Labs

The department has five state-of-the-art computer labs, including:

  • 3D Computer Game Technology and Networking Lab (room BR180)
  • Software Engineering and Software Development Lab (room BR150)
  • Artificial Intelligence/Robotics Lab (room BR156)
  • Research Projects Lab (room BR170)
  • Instructional Lab (room BR290)

Department labs are used for both teaching and general computer usage, and are equipped with the state-of-the-art software applications and tools, computers, monitors, projectors, dry-erase whiteboards and ergonomic furniture.

The Department is a corporate member of the Microsoft’s MSDN Academic Alliance that provides CS & IS students and faculty with more than 300 latest Microsoft downloadable software tools for free.

Department labs have a coded entry system, allowing CS & IS students to access labs at any time classes are not in session. Personal entry codes for registered students are available at the department office (BR176) at the beginning of each semester.

CS & IS students have secure access to multiple department servers on various technical platforms. Those servers are available for CS & IS students for course-related activities, research and design & development projects.

3D Computer Game Technology & Networking Lab (BR 180)

In summer 2010, this computer lab has been totally renovated and equipped with the state-of-the-art software and hardware to support advanced computer game technology and networking courses and projects. It has a total of 22 Dell XPS 9000 specialized computer gaming-focused computers with the following specifications:

  • CPU: Intel i7-920 2.66 GHz quad core
  • RAM: 8GB DDR3
  • Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 5870
  • HDD: 640 GB, and
  • Monitors: Dell ST2310 23”.

This innovative and highly technological lab also has a ceiling-mounted 3D projector (Viewsonic PJD 6531W 120Hz 3D DLP), several sets of 3D glasses (Nvidia 3D Vision), and headphones (Audio-Technica ATH-AD700).

Software Engineering & Software Development Lab (BR 150)

In summer 2011, the department installed state-of-the-art equipment in this lab including 22 Dell computers with the following specifications:

  • CPU: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E7500 with VT (2.93GHz, 3M,1066MHz FSB)
  • RAM: 2GB DDR3 Non-ECC SDRAM, 1333MHz
  • HDD: 320GB 7,200 RPM 3.5" SATA, 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive with NCQ and 16MB Cache
  • Monitors: Dell 23” monitor.

Numerous software applications and tools are available for students in this lab. This lab has a room divider that if needed enables the department to create two smaller computer labs with 11 computers in each room.

Artificial Intelligence/Robotics Lab (BR 156)

The lab is presently used for teaching Artificial Intelligence (AI) and for outside-of-classroom robotics activities with student organizations. It is equipped with PCs and software focused on AI applications and tools.

Instructional Lab (BR 290)

This lab is primarily used for teaching introductory Computer Science and Programming courses by faculty; it is actively shared with other departments within the LAS college. In summer 2011, the department installed state-of-the-art equipment in this lab including 21 Dell computers with the following specifications:

  • CPU: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E7500 with VT (2.93GHz, 3M,1066MHz FSB)
  • RAM: 2GB DDR3 Non-ECC SDRAM, 1333MHz
  • HDD: 320GB 7,200 RPM 3.5" SATA, 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive with NCQ and 16MB Cache

Research Projects Lab (BR 170)

This lab serves as a) an open lab for advanced research projects, b) a meeting room for department and student meetings, c) a meeting room for student project teams and club members.