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About MSU Denver's Computer Sciences Department

Computer Sciences lives by a deep understanding of mathematical foundations and their applications in computing. Our professors are accomplished researchers with a passion for educating and learning. Our course work is challenging, but it’ll have you ready to hit the ground running on your first day on the job or in grad school.  

The mission of the Department of Computer Sciences is to provide a complete learning environment in which students from a diverse urban population can gain, at the undergraduate level, a thorough understanding of current theories and practices in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Theoretical Mathematics, Mathematics Education, and Probability and Statistics. The Department fulfills its mission by pursuing excellence in teaching and learning as its primary objective in order to prepare students for successful careers, post-graduate education and lifelong education.

This learning environment is created by a faculty of teacher-scholars who maintain their currency through ongoing programs of professional development. In addition, the learning environment benefits from contacts and connections with the University and community through a variety of formal and informal service, professional and educational activities.

Upon graduation, you’ll have expansive problem-solving and analytical skills to succeed in your career, even if your future job doesn’t involve math or computer programming. If you want a secure job that will constantly evolve and provide a lifetime of learning, the Department of Computer Sciences will help you get there.


Please be advised:

  • CS courses 3210 and 3240 cannot be taken concurrently.
  • For CS 3240, be sure to check Start and End dates, as well as, deadlines via Registrar’s Parts-of-Term.
  • As of Spr ’23, CIS 1010 will no longer serve as a prerequisite for CSS 2751, the new perquisite will be CS 1030. Please reach out to the department if you have any additional questions or need any overrides into CSS 2751.
  • Please be sure to check the updated:

    Covid-19 Protocol, Resources and Information

And next see our Spring 2023 Upper Division Electives:


ABET Accreditation

Our Computer Science B.S. degree is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.


Meet the CS Faculty and Staff

(For instructor's office hours, click on pic or A to Z link)

Steve Beaty headshot

Steve Beaty, Ph.D.

Chair, Professor and Faculty Advisor of Computer Science

[email protected] A to Z Directory
Weiying Zhu headshot

Weiying Zhu, Ph.D.

Associate Chair, Professor and Faculty Advisor of Computer Science

[email protected] 303-615-1345 A to Z Directory
Feng Jiang headshot

Feng Jiang, Ph.D.

Affiliate/Cybersecurity Coordinator for CS, Associate Professor and Faculty Advisor of Computer Science

[email protected] 303-615-1258 A to Z Directory
Jody Paul art headshot

Jody Paul, Ph.D.

Professor and Faculty Advisor of Computer Science

[email protected] 303-615-0978 A to Z Directory
Steve Geinitz headshot

Steve Geinitz, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor and Faculty Advisor of Computer Science

[email protected] 303-615-0488 A to Z Directory
Thyago Mota headshot

Thyago Mota, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor and Faculty Advisor of Computer Science

[email protected] 303-605-7193 A to Z Directory
Daniel Pittman headshot

Daniel Pittman, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor and Faculty Advisor of Computer Science

[email protected] 303-605-7934 A to Z Directory

Blanche Cohen

Lecturer of Computer Sciences

[email protected] A to Z Directory
Thien Ngo Le

Thien Ngo Le

Lecturer of Computer Sciences

[email protected] 303-605-7645 A to Z Directory
Ranjidha Rajan headshot

Ranjidha Rajan, M.Phil

Lecturer of Computer Science

[email protected] 303-605-7519 A to Z Directory

Bobbi Scherman

CS Academic Advisor & Retention Specialist

[email protected] 303-605-7364 A to Z Directory

Corrie Velasquez

CS Administrative Assistant

[email protected] 303-605-7440 A to Z Directory

CS Upcoming Events

Classroom to Career (C2Hub)

Announces Several Upcoming Career-Related Events

See our CS TV's and Register at Career Link!

Association for Computing Machinery

More to come from ACM -Stay Informed!

Join the Club at Roadrunner Link

Professors Emeritus of Computer Sciences

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Dr. Iliya Georgiev       Dr. Charles Howerton

Dr. Aaron Gordon      Dr. Noel LeJeune

Dr. Earl Hasz              Dr. Patricia Tucker

Dr. Gerald Shultz

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Contact Us

The CS Department is excited to assist you on your MSU Denver journey!

The Department of Computer Sciences can be found on the 2nd floor of the AES Bldg.

Campus Map - AES


Aerospace and Engineering Sciences (AES) – 200DD

Campus Box 38B




[email protected]


Fall: M-Th, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

F, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM (CV remote)


Computer Sciences – MSU Denver

1449 7th St., Ste. 200DD

Denver, CO 80204