The Computer Science department
has six switched Ethernet laboratories attached to
the gigabit-bandwidth campus network infrastructure
through which Lamar University is connected to the
Internet and World Wide Web. The equipment in the
labs is abundant and available to all students. It is
comprised of a diverse assortment of hardware and software
including Intel-based PCs, Sun workstations and servers, dual
AMD Opteron servers, and robots. The department offers image and video processing
equipment for multimedia-related classes. Software for advanced courses and research in
database, network simulation, symbolic computation, neural networks, continuous and
discrete simulation, artificial intelligence and computer graphics can be readily accessed from
our servers. Wireless access to the Internet is in place within the Maes Building
where Computer Science is housed. Research grants fund much of the research equipment.
The department enjoys a friendly working relationship with local and national companies.
The department's Industrial Advisory Council is composed of representatives from regional/state
industries and high-tech firms.