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  Catalog - University of Illinois at Springfield
The online computer science program, which is identical to the on-campus program, allows students to actively participate in dynamic, diverse, and interactive online learning communities and to complete their degrees in their own time and at their own pace via the Internet.
A minor in computer science is designed for students who wish to develop a working knowledge of the computer that will allow them to apply effective computer techniques and computational problem-solving skills in a variety of contexts.
Computer science graduate students must complete a comprehensive closure exercise to demonstrate the ability to formulate, investigate, and analyze a problem and to report results in writing and orally.
www.uis.edu /UISCatalog/2004_2005_UIS_Catalog/ComputerScience   (1438 words)

 What's a closure?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Closure is a computer science term with a precise but hard-to-explain meaning.
Closures are implemented in Perl as anonymous subroutines with lasting references to lexical variables outside their own scopes.
Closures make sense in any programming language where you can have the return value of a function be itself a function, as you can in Perl.
theoryx5.uwinnipeg.ca /CPAN/perl/pod/perlfaq7/What's_a_closure.html   (335 words)

 UCR: Computer Science
The Computer Science major has been designed to provide the student with a broad background in science and humanities and to provide an understanding of fundamental principles of computing and modern computing technology.
Each Computer Science major is assigned a Departmental Advisor who assists the student in formulating educational goals and who monitors the student's subsequent progress in an academic program.
Satisfactory completion of the computer science breadth requirement by the end of the third quarter in graduate residence at UCR (Students must complete Computer Science 120A, 140A-140B, 150A, 161, 163, 181, 182, and Mathematics 113 or 131 or their equivalents with grades of "B" or better if they have not already taken these courses.
www.students.ucr.edu /9697catalog/cs.html   (2948 words)

 Computer Science
In addition to the general requirements for admission to the graduate school, students applying for this program are expected to have knowledge of two higher languages, data structures, algorithm analysis, computer organization and architecture, and two additional senior level computer science courses in systems and/or applications.
A bachelor's degree in a high quality computer science program or satisfactory completion of the Advanced GRE in computer Science may be substituted for some or all of the subject area admission requirements.
Exceptional undergraduate students at UNC Charlotte may be accepted into the Master of Science in Computer Science and begin work toward a graduate degree before completion of the baccalaureate degree.
www.uncc.edu /gradmiss/2004GradCatalog/ComputerScience-04-05Catalog.htm   (3215 words)

 Closure Spaces
The concept of uniquely generated closure spaces has begun to be studied as a common thread emerging in computer applications, in graphs, and in discrete geometries.
The importance of uniquely generated closure spaces lies in the fact that in discrete systems they play a role that is in many respects analogous to the vector spaces of classical mathematics.
Algorithmic closure, in particular that of greedy algorithms is found in [KLS91] which introduces the term ``greedoid'', a special kind of antimatroid.
www.cs.virginia.edu /~jlp/closure.overview.html   (842 words)

 Computer Science Courses   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
An intensive study of the formal concepts needed for graduate study in computer science.
Computer processing of natural language text at morphological, lexical, syntactic, and semantic levels; algorithms and procedures for sentence parsing and analysis; applications of natural language processing techniques.
Analysis of loosely coupled computer communication, communication protocols, and network services; an open systems interconnection model is presented and compared to selected examples of computer networks.
www.olemiss.edu /depts/graduate_school/Catalogs/UM_2001_GradSchool_catalog/Sch_eng_comp_sci_courses.html   (581 words)

These skills are necessary for dealing with the problems encountered in business, industry, and governmental computer applications; for holding administrative or engineering positions requiring the planning and implementation of computer systems; for teaching computer science; and/or further study in computer science, in particular, for doctoral study.
The primary areas of interest are: biomedical information processing, computer networks and communication, computational intelligence, decision support systems, geometric reasoning, modeling and computation, graphics, multi-media and visualization, image processing and computer vision, intelligent information systems, knowledge discovery and data mining, parallel and distributed computing, robotic systems, and software engineering.
Individuals who have worked at a high professional level in the computer industry may be able to substitute work experience for some of the specific subject area requirements, subject to review by the department graduate committee.
www.uncc.edu /gradmiss/catalog/ComputerScience.htm   (2719 words)

 VisualWorks: Closures   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Peter, as befits a professor of theoretical computer science, doesn't have a computer and doesn't read email :) :) (at least that was the case in '92).
Scheme made closures purely lexical; in Lisp 1.5, you closed a lambda in the environment where you explicitly minted the closure, ALists were used for bindings, and the code itself was just a list too.
For our purposes we can define a closure as the combination of a function-procedure (some code that takes zero or more arguments, may have side-effects, and returns a result) with an environment (a set of bindings from names to values, or in Smalltalk's case from names to objects).
wiki.cs.uiuc.edu /VisualWorks/Closures   (2481 words)

 Closure - AOL Music
Closure (comics), the process by which the mind fills in missing details.
Closure (computer science), an abstraction binding a function to its scope...
Essentially a closure is a block of code that can be passed as an argument to a...
music.aol.com /artist/closure/454998/main   (131 words)

 CS Catalog
The computer science curriculum is designed to accommodate students who want professional preparation in computer science but do not necessarily have a strong interest in computer systems hardware.
Focus on brain theories that are important for modern computer science and, in particular, on models of sensory perception, sensory-motor coordination, and cerebellar and cerebral structure and function.
Computational neuroscience as a paradigm of formal analysis and demonstrations of how to correctly interpret sensory data by discovering constraints from the natural world.
www.cs.ucla.edu /csd/cs_catalog.html   (6318 words)

 Science/AAAS | Editors' Choice : 20 October 2006; 314 (5798)
One way to simulate a complex phenomenon such as the flocking of birds is to build a detailed computer model that incorporates the motion of all individuals as well as rules for their interaction.
As Liu and Tsui explain, such computing models have been labeled "nature-inspired" because they are truly analogous to the way birds flock or ants in a colony engage in purposeful collective behavior.
The basic entities in such a model (which could be either software modules or actual hardware robots with internal software) are self-organized, most strongly influenced by local interactions, and capable of adapting their behavior in response to a changing environment.
www.sciencemag.org /content/vol314/issue5798/twil.dtl?rss=1   (1380 words)

May not be used for the Computer Science major or minor.
Components of a computer system; machine, assembly, and high-level languages; numerical systems and coding; representation of data and instructions; data types, constants, variables; arithmetic expressions; logical expressions; assignment statement; sequencing, alteration, and iteration; arrays, subprograms, and parameters; simple I/O; techniques of problem solving; flowcharting; stepwise refinement; simple numerical examples; basic search and sort algorithms.
Selected topics from the foundations of computer science: lists, sets, functions and relations; combinatorics and probability; finite state machines and regular expressions; trees and tree transversals; context free grammars; graph theory and algorithms; boolean algebra and logic; gates and circuits.
www.yu.edu /catalog/undergrad/catalog9920_women/courses/computer_science.htm   (714 words)

 Neal Gafter's blog: Nominal Closures for Java (version 0.2)
Closures provide a natural way to express some kinds of abstraction that are currently quite awkward to express in Java.
Examples would be when the closure is passed to another thread, or stored in a data structure to be invoked at a later time when the method invocation in which the closure originated no longer exists.
The reason is that accessing dynamically scoped values (which closures of dynamic extent are) outside their dynamic scope is fatal for a stack-based VM, so either the bytecode verifier or the VM itself must enforce that values of dynamic extent are never stored in locations that aren't also of dynamic extent.
gafter.blogspot.com /2006/09/nominal-closures-for-java-version-02.html   (4770 words)

 What is a closure?
Closure is an operation that can be applied to an expression.
A closure creates a function, which is returned as the result of the closure process.
In the general situation we could have a function f with n arguments, a1,a2,...,an and desire to form a closure by binding a particular argument or set of particular arguments.
www.tiac.net /~cri/2005/closure.html   (551 words)

 Closure Medical Corporation - Prospective Employees: Open Positions
Requires Bachelor's degree in Science or related discipline and three to five years experience in regulatory compliance or related function such as quality assurance.
Requires Bachelor's degree in Science or related discipline and five to ten years experience in regulatory affairs (with at least 4 years in Class III medical device RA) or related function such as quality assurance.
Requires a Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Science, or related field; minimum of six years experience in the medical device industry, a minimum of three years experience as a Quality Engineer; CQE certification.
www.closuremed.com /positions.htm   (492 words)

 College of Staten Island - Graduate Studies Programs, Computer Science   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
All students are required to take five foundation courses covering theoretical computer science, operating systems, computer architecture, programming methodology, and applied mathematics for computer scientists.
Any other registered CSI graduate course in computer science shall be counted as an elective for the purposes of fulfilling the MS in Computer Science degree requirements, with the exception of those courses specifically identified as computing for teachers or other computer science teacher education courses.
An advanced course in computer architecture covering a variety of classical computer architecture topics with heavy emphasis on the quantitative approach to analyzing computer architecture and evaluating design tradeoffs.
www.csi.cuny.edu /graduatestudies/programs/computer.php3   (1521 words)

 Professor John Pfaltz
He joined the University of Virginia as an Assistant Professor of Computer Science in 1968, becoming an Associate Professor in 1970 and a Professor in 1982.
These closure systems provide a formal mechanism for studying the nature of discrete systems which underlie the foundations of computer science.
Closure spaces permit the definition of complete and closed functions on discrete systems, which fill the role of "continuous" functions over continuous manifolds.
www.cs.virginia.edu /brochure/profs/pfaltz.html   (251 words)

 Department of Computer Science
The ex-ercise is classified as either a graduate project or a master of science thesis.
If the work is not completed during the initial four hours, campus policy requires that students register to audit one hour of CSC 550 during each semester the work remains in-complete.
The Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Springfield
csc.uis.edu /academics/grad.html   (484 words)

 Temporal Intelligence
Abstract: This is an ongoing project to emulate biological intelligence in a computer.
However, it was not until the latter part of the twentieth century, with the groundbreaking work of people like Terrence Sejnowski and Henry Markram, that neurobiologists began to appreciate the extent to which the brain's operation is dependent on the precise timing of neural spikes.
By this, I mean a robot or computer program that is capable of general learning and of interacting intelligently with a complex environment using a multiplicity of sensors and effectors.
www.rebelscience.org /AI/Temporal_Intelligence.htm   (2711 words)

Biomolecular computing is a field that seeks to harness and expand the powerful toolbox of chemical and enzymatic processes for manipulating biomolecules, with the goal of exploiting these processes as a means performing computational tasks.
It is fair to say, however, that the recent results from theoretical computer science that attempt to exploit quantum mechanical principles for both computation and cryptography have been a great stimulus to our understanding the implications and meaning of several fundamental quantum mechanical phenomena, such as superposition of states, decoherence, and EPR pairs.
However, even as computer memories become cheaper and multiprocessor machines become larger and faster, our desire for larger and more sophisticated astronomical simulations outstrips them and new algorithms and data structures appear to be required, ones that can be tuned to exploit the computer architecture that is to be used for the simulation.
www.research.att.com /~dsj/nsflist.html   (19014 words)

 Department of Computer Science & Engineering
The Department of Computer Science and Engineering offers a program of graduate study leading to the Master of Science Degree in Computer Engineering.
A student may be admitted to the Master of Science in Computer Engineering program with the equivalent of an ABET accredited bachelor's degree in computer engineering and satisfaction of the admission requirements as set forth by the School of Graduate Studies.
CS 241 (4) - Computer Science II A continuation of the concepts in CS 240 are covered.
www.engineering.wright.edu /cse/students/g_ceg.shtml   (1343 words)

 ScienceDaily: Students' Device May Improve Chest Closure After Heart Surgery
Science Daily — To operate on the heart, surgeons usually cut through the breastbone.
Because this half-century-old technique poses some risks to both the surgeon and the patient, undergraduates at The Johns Hopkins University have invented a less intrusive and potentially safer chest closure system that threads locking polymer clasps through the ribs.
New Minimally Invasive Closure Device Helps Avoid Open Heart Surgery (June 28, 2002) -- It looks like a yo-yo, but it can stretch, flatten out, "swell up," or even "self-center," depending on what it needs to do to adjust itself to plug holes in the heart that make up some of the most...
www.sciencedaily.com /releases/2006/06/060607083214.htm   (2243 words)

 Welcome to SHS Computer Science!
Computer Electronics is a program designed to prepare students with skills to assemble, install, operate, maintain and repair electrical/electronic equipment used in industry and manufacturing.
Instruction includes using actual equipment such as power supplies, computer monitors, video cassette recorders, amplifiers, digital and computer circuitry, and computer printers.
Also included are instructions on how to use electronic test equipment and training in employability skills including leadership, human relations and safe efficient work practices.
www.sd84.k12.id.us /PTE/SHS_Computer_Science.htm   (121 words)

 Brief introduction to four programming language concepts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Closures are functions which remember their lexical environment, i.e.
The two closures never get confused about which is the correct value for "x"; they both have their own copies.
Objects and closures are equivalent in the sense that they are both ways of unifying code and state.
www.powerframe.com /views/programming-language-concepts   (1490 words)

 Department of Animal Science   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
A package of computer programs for formulating and analyzing rations for beef cattle.
A computer program for recording and assessing biological performance of the breeding swine herd.
A computer program to monitor residual dry matter in rangelans.
animalscience.ucdavis.edu /extension/software.htm   (107 words)

 COMPUTER & INFORMATION SCIENCE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Introduction to computers and computing for students with no prior computer experience (Not to be used to satisfy computer science major requirements).
Introduction to computer science with emphasis on problem solving and algorithm development.
Study of topics in computer science according to the interests of the instructor and students.
www.olemiss.edu /academicprograms/xmlfilesprd/2002-11-01-2003-10-31/html/ZO-SM.O10000921.getdetailall.html   (1293 words)

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