Solve real-world problems

You will network with industry leaders and work with accomplished faculty to master highly relevant coursework ranging from basic programming to specialized topics including computer networks, operating systems, cybersecurity, programming mobile devices and big data analytics. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to helping you succeed academically and professionally.

Employment Opportunities

We are currently hiring for an adjunct faculty.

Welcome from the Department Head


I’m Dr. Abdullah Arslan. Welcome to the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems, which was established in the early 1970s and is deeply rooted in the rich history of computing. Computer science is crucial for humanity’s advancement, impacting every aspect of our lives. The discipline leads the way in technological innovation, particularly in the transformative field of artificial intelligence (AI). The study of computer science empowers us to shape industries and revolutionize society.

Your journey into computer science promises to be intellectually stimulating, challenging and incredibly rewarding. We are here to guide and support you as you embrace the limitless potential of computer science, push your boundaries and prepare for a future filled with continuous innovation and personal growth. Together, we drive the transformative power of computer science to shape the world. A computer science degree opens doors to diverse careers, from software development to cutting-edge AI research.

Interim Department Head and Associate Professor
Computer Science and Information Systems

Explore Our Programs

Computer Information Systems (BSCIS)

This program will prepare you for a wide variety of applications found in the computing and information technology fields. With a strong foundation in programming, database technology, data structures, computer networks and application program development you will have the skills and knowledge you need to succeed as an application analyst, data analyst, data scientist, information systems management and other information technology fields.

Computer Information Systems (BSCIS) Teaching Emphasis

Our comprehensive program gives you the tools needed to excel as a data scientist and STEM educator. You’ll study a wide range of programming, database technologies, data structures and computer networks. This program prepares you for the classroom by offering courses in technology-infused curriculum, roles and responsibilities of STEM educators, and pedagogy. After graduating, you’ll be ready to teach computer science at the secondary level (grades 7-12).

Computer Science (BS)

A degree in computer science will equip you with the essential skills for a modern world. Career fields include, but not limited to, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, programming/coding, computer networks, cyber physical systems, digital forensics, operating systems, mobile programming, data analytics, database systems, machine learning and research.

Computer Science (MS)

A Master of Science in Computer Science will help prepare you for professional employment or advancement, research opportunities and doctoral studies. Our program offers the opportunity to engage with prominent global scientists and engineers to develop advanced expertise in this rapidly growing field.

Cybersecurity (BS)

Earn your bachelor's degree in cybersecurity from our extended instruction site at The RELLIS Campus in Bryan, Texas. Demand for a qualified cybersecurity workforce is outpacing the supply of trained professionals in Texas and beyond! Expand your knowledge of computer and network systems security and prepare to join one of the fastest growing cyber-related job markets in the nation.

Faculty Spotlight

Abdullah Arslan, Ph.D.

I enjoy creating, comprehending, and simplifying creative work to be easily understood, appreciated,…

Jinoh Kim, Ph.D.

I enjoy teaching networking and security courses in the Internet of Things (IoT) era with an ever-in…

Sang Suh, Ph.D.

I like numbers. I like logic. I like science … I have always thought of becoming a scientist who c…

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Student Organizations

Epsilon Delta Pi

This organization encourages excellence in computer science by promoting the computer science profession, giving recognition to computer scientists who display professional achievement and quality of character and supporting those who work together to bond interested students.


The Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) is an international scientific and educational organization dedicated to advancing the art, science, engineering and application of information technology. ACM serves both professional and public interests by fostering the open exchange of information and promoting the highest professional and ethical standards.

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As a computer science and information systems student, you have access to a wide range of scholarships specific to your degree, including opportunities for new graduate students starting the MS in Computer Science program in Fall 2024.

Our Research

Our computer science and information system faculty are excited to develop your knowledge and skills through research. Opportunities are available for both undergraduate and graduate students. We encourage you to discuss any research interests with your professors.

Texas Cyber-Range

The Texas Cyber-Range provides a sandboxing environment to develop, test and simulate cyber threat vectors and attacks according to specific requirements.
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NSF-SSTEM (CSAC) Scholarship Program

The CSAC S-STEM scholarship program supports the retention and graduation of academically talented students who are interested in applications of computing for the advancement of society. This program is designed to support the development and implementation of curricular and co-curricular programs to improve student success and professional preparedness in computing. Further, scholar participation in the planned student activities will enhance our understanding of effective teaching, research activities and retention strategies in the disciplines.


Cybersecurity refers to the use of practices, technologies and processes to protect systems, networks, software and hardware components, and data from malicious attacks and threats. Research is ongoing in the areas of information systems security, network security, cloud computing security, application security, data security, mobile device security and digital forensics.

Cyber-Physical Systems

Cyber-Physical Systems are characterized by the integration of computing, networking and control techniques to intelligently monitor, analyze and control physical systems equipped with software and hardware components. Research is focused on identifying problems, designing algorithms and developing solutions to enable more convenient, safe, resilient, robust and reliable systems. Research topics include Internet of Things, edge commuting, location-aware services, wireless/mobile hearth and intelligent transportation systems.

Big Data and Data Analytics

Big Data is a term that describes the large volume of data generated from a variety of users and devices anywhere and at any time. Technology innovations, advances in communication, and affordable user devices have all contributed to an explosion of big data with new opportunities and challenges. Research is being conducted in the areas of scientific data management, data analytics, data models, data retrieval and reduction, data integration and database.

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence involves the study, design and implementation of intelligent agents to model and reproduce natural intelligence. Research in this field includes fundamental and applied topics including knowledge representation, machine learning, swarm intelligence, game and decision theory, data mining and natural language processing.

Robotics and Autonomous Systems

Robotics and autonomous systems are used in a wide variety of environments and applications such as power line inspection, automotive manufacturing, construction, precision agriculture and emergency rescue. Robotics and autonomous systems combine computing, sensing, communication and actuation to perform a series of intelligent operations in complex and diverse environments. Researchers at A&M-Commerce investigate autonomous driving sensing and perception, human-computer interaction, and motion planning and control.

Meet our Department

Meet Our Team

Meet Our Adjunct Faculty

Meet Our Graduate Grader

Meet Our Industry Board Members

  • Santanu Mishra, Senior VP, Strategy and Operations, Pluralsight, Austin, TX
  • Shashi Dhar, Vice President, Software Development at Oracle Fremont, California
  • Osman Koyuncu, Director of Engineering, Qualcomm, SanDiego, CA
  • Dr. Kaan Onbilger, Mobility and Security Architect, ADP, Roseland, New Jersey
  • Dr. Cemil Azizoglu, Software systems engineer with an emphasis on Graphics, AMD, San Antonio, Texas
  • Oktay Yildiz, IT Manager, Sound Transit, Greater Seattle Area
  • Jithendar Anandan, Senior Software Engineer, Doosan GridTech, Seattle, Washington
  • Rohini Chandra Dorbala, Software Engineer & Computer Scientist, Google, Mountain View, California
  • Drew DeHaas, Computational Genetics Programmer, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
  • Hunter Storm, Hunter Storm, Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Donald May, L3Harris, Greenville, Texas
  • Cameron Johnson, L3Harris, Greenville, Texas
  • Tami Corn, Paris Regional Medical, Paris, Texas
  • Scott Haberstroh, L3Harris, Greenville, Texas
  • Pratyush Kotturu, BDIPlus, New York City, New York
  • Shawn Dickson, Raytheon, Waltham, Massachusetts
  • Dr. Murat Karaorman, AI Strategy and Innovation Lead, True Digital Surgery, Santa Barbara, California

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Department of Computer Science and Information Systems :: Contact

Contact Us

  • P.O. Box 3011
  • Commerce, TX 75429-3011
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