Mathematics and Computer Science


Aberra4_Sept9_2014-256x300Dr. Dawit Aberra, Chair
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Phone: (478) 825-6731/6430
Email: aberrad@fvsu.edu
The faculty, staff and students of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Fort Valley State University welcome you to our homepage. We are delighted that you have chosen to visit us. Included here is salient information about our Department.

About the Department

The Department consists of the following sub-units within the College of Arts and Sciences.

Additionally, students enrolled in our programs may choose to minor in programs offered by other departments of FVSU.

The Department also participates in several 3+2 dual degree programs, in conjunction with FVSU’s Cooperative Development Energy Program (CDEP).

The Bachelor of Science in Mathematics curriculum provides students the educational background and competencies necessary for effective performance in mathematics-related fields and for entrance into graduate schools.

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science curriculum involves the study of the logical organization, design, and functions of computers with emphasis on scientific and technical applications. The program provides majors with a firm foundation for graduate study, as well as the necessary skills for viable, entry-level employment upon graduation.

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science (MCS) offer programs of study leading to the Bachelor of Science degrees, with majors in Mathematics, Computer Science, or Computer Information Systems. Additionally, the department offers minor concentrations in these same areas. The department also participates in several 3+2 dual degree programs, in conjunction with FVSU’s Cooperative Development Energy Program (CDEP).

The Bachelor of Science in Mathematics curriculum provides students the educational background and competencies necessary for effective performance in mathematics-related fields and for entrance into graduate schools.

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science curriculum involves the study of the logical organization, design, and functions of computers with emphasis on scientific and technical applications. The program provides majors with a firm foundation for graduate study, as well as the necessary skills for viable, entry-level employment upon graduation.

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems curriculum involves the study of computer applications in the areas of commerce, business, government, and industry with emphases on understanding systems operations and data processing applications and procedures. The program provides majors with a firm foundation for graduate study, as well as the necessary skills for viable, entry-level employment upon graduation.

Through CDEP dual degree program, students obtain a B.S. degree in Mathematics from FVSU and a second  B.S. degree in engineering, geosciences or health physics, from Georgia Tech (GT), the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV), Penn State University (PSU), the University of Texas-Austin (UT-Austin), the University of Texas Pan American (UTPA), and the University of Arkansas (UARK).

The department also offers courses in Mathematics Education, Physics, Engineering Technology, Nuclear Science and Bioinformatics, and has a plan to establish  minor, concentration, certificate, associate or BS degree programs in these areas.

There are about 15 full-time well-trained and caring faculty members who are strongly committed to providing quality undergraduate education in mathematics, computer science, computer information systems, physics and engineering/computer technology.

The department also offers numerous core and service courses designed to improve and strengthen students’ quantitative literacy, analytical thinking, critical thinking and reasoning strategies, problem-solving abilities, and communication skills. In addition, the department helps students to participate in several internship opportunities, job fair and training opportunities and Research Experience for Undergraduates Programs (REUs), in collaboration with several industries, research institutions and organizations.

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science is a part of the College of Arts and Sciences, which has the largest enrollment on the FVSU campus.

The Department constantly seeks to provide students with state-of-the-art computing facilities and learning environments in which students are challenged to think creatively and critically and to achieve excellence in their fields of study.  In addition to its teaching commitment, the Department is determined to support the competitive research and development of the faculty, students, and staff; to enhance and promote scholarly activities; and, to build a solid foundation for establishing graduate programs in the foreseeable future.

The department remains committed to providing the support and the resources needed to ensure that its students will mature into successful practitioners in careers of service and fruitful research. Our highly qualified faculty is a critical link in our efforts to motivate and train our students.

  • Mission Statement

The mission of the department of mathematics and computer science is to provide quality major, core curriculum and service courses that prepare students for employment and advanced study through teaching, integration of technology into the curriculum, research, internship, services and outreach programs, and implement the missions of Fort Valley State University and the University System of Georgia.

 

  • Description of Major Programs

The Bachelor of Science in Mathematics provides students the educational background and competencies necessary for effective performance in mathematics-related fields and for entrance into graduate schools.

 

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science involves the study of the logical organization, design, and functions of computers with emphasis on scientific and technical applications. The program provides majors with a firm foundation for graduate study, as well as the necessary skills for viable, entry-level employment upon graduation.

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Dr. Dawit Aberra               Chair/Associate Professor                        Mathematics  

Dr. Sanjeev Arora              Professor                                                       Physics  

                                                                                                         

B

Bhavana Burell                  Lecturer                                                         Mathematics 

                                                                                                         

C

Dr. Samuel Cartwright                Associate Professor                       Mathematics  

Dr. Shadreck Chitsonga               Associate  Professor                      Mathematics  

                                                                                                         

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Dr. Josephine D. Davis               Professor                                    Mathematics  

 Dr. Chunhua Dong       Post-Doctoral Associate             Computer Science                       

                                                                                                         

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Gholamreza Keihany            Assistant Professor                         Mathematics  

                                                                                                         

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Dr. Patcharin Marion             Accoicate Professor                         Mathematics  

Mary Pollard                            Department Secretary                 Math and Computer Science

                                                                                                         

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Dr. Masoud Naghedolfeizi              Professor                               Computer Science

                                                                                                         

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Dr. Haixin Wang               Associate Professor                            Computer Science

                                                                                                         

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Nabil A. Yousif              Associate Professor                                 Computer Science

                                                                                                         

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Dr. Xiangyan Zeng               Professor                                            Computer Science

Dr. Jianmin K. Zhu                Professor                                          Mathematics  

                                                                                                         

Minor in Applied Statistics

Minor in Mathematics

Minor in Computer Science

Minor in Computer Information Systems

Minor in Cyber Security

Minor in Nuclear Science and Engineering

The above Curriculum Balance Sheets are samples and are intended for information purpose only. For Curriculum Balance Sheets by year of admission, please contact the Department.

  • Robert Stegall, M. Sc.
  • Angelle Whittington, M.Sc.

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