Tennessee Tech’s Computer Science Program sees growth

When the fall semester starts, there will be some new faces in Tennessee Tech’s computer science department.

The university’s fastest growing department and the second largest in the College of Engineering is keeping up with the national demand with a cluster hire of six new faculty members. Those include Denis Ulybyshev, Maanak Gupta, Muhammad Ismail, Akond Rahman, Susmit Shannigrahi, and Travis Brummet.

“The cluster hire features cybersecurity, networking and software engineering experts,” said department chair Jerry Gannod. “All of this is to help us improve the curriculum, offer new courses and handle the influx of new students coming in.”

Computer science is the study of the theories and applications of computers. The field is generally partitioned into a number of different subfields, including systems, software, theory and application.

“In the Department of Computer Science at Tennessee Technological University, we teach a core undergraduate program in computer science as well as concentrations in cybersecurity, data science and high performance computing,” Gannod said.

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