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Dr. Robert Kooima, On the Power of Real-time...

Dr. Robert Kooima says he was in the “first generation of kids to grow up with a computer in the home,” which sparked his interest in computer science. He learned how to program and...

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Dr. Seung-Jong Park, On the Possibilities of Big...

Dr. Seung-Jong Park started his computer science journey at a young age when he began designing computer games as a high-school student. He says these games weren’t anything fancy —...

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Best Jobs for Computer Science Majors

So much of students’ focus is on getting through school and getting that first job. But it can’t hurt to spend a little time and energy thinking about the longer term, like what you...

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How to Ace a Computer Science Job Interview

You’ve worked your tail off in school for four or five years, and now it’s time to step out and get a “real” job in computer science. But even the best students can get nervous...

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Game Recap

More than 110 high school students from 22 states put their computing skills to the test in the Code IT Up Challenge, sponsored by the LSU College of Engineering. The multilevel...

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Outside the Classroom: 3 Great Extracurricular...

LSU is overflowing with organizations and activities that can help you expand your computer science knowledge outside the classroom. Joining an organization lets you network with others in...

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How to Land a Great Computer Science Internship

It's perhaps one of the toughest things about being a college student: To get a great job, you need experience. But how are you supposed to get experience without a job? The solution:...

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Dr. Jianhua Chen, On the Power of Watson's Mind

After getting her Ph.D. in computer science from Jilin University in Changchun, China, Jianhua Chen joined the faculty of the Computer Science Department at LSU in 1988. Moving from...

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3 Groups Working to Close the Gender Gap in STEM

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute — the largest private funder of academic and biomedical research in the United States — recently selected biochemist Dr. Erin O’Shea to lead the...

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