The Computer Science department at UND is unique in that we are at a research university and in a world renowned aerospace college (the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences). Therefore, you will have many research opportunities, both strictly computer science and interdisciplinary. In fact, you are encouraged to investigate the interdisciplinary opportunities and many students have taken that path. To date, students like you have conducted research in:
Theoretical topics including:
- Modeling and simulation.
- Artificial intelligence & fuzzy logic.
- Image Processing & graphics.
Internet related topics including:
- Mobile commerce.
- Computer Security.
High Performance Computing topics including:
- Adaptive GRID & Parallel processing.
Software Engineering topics including:
- Model-based software development
- Formal specification techniques and analysis
Most of the interdisciplinary topics that students have investigated involved some form of Computational Science and included topics in:
- Atmospheric science.
- Earth science.
Obviously, some of these topics require substantial computing resources and software, but don't worry as you'll have access to them should you require it. For example:
- The Crayowulf is the Computer Science department’s Linux cluster which is frequently used for research as well as developmental purposes.
- The Computational Research Center (CRC) which supports a Windows HPC 2008 Cluster, a Linux Cluster and a Visualization Facility.
- You will also have access to the latest software such as Oracle and Rational Rose.