Computer Science Department

The mission of the Computer Science Department is to:

  1. Prepare students for participation in all phases of software development;
  2. Provide a foundation of fundamental concepts which will accommodate emerging technologies;
  3. Promote the university's overall mission of integrating faith, learning and living.

We offer degrees in Computer Science and Software Development, which prepare students for placement in the following positions:

  • Software Engineer
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Database Programmer/Administrator
  • Network Engineer
  • Web Developer
  • Graduate studies in Computer Science

You may browse the courses we offer, learn about our faculty, and see the awards and honors our students have earned. Additional information can be obtained from Dr. Tim Baird. Admission information is available from Harding University Admissions.

Upcoming Events

Spring 2019 Computing Seminar Schedule

Seminars are held in Science room 113. All Friday seminars are at 7:00 am; seminars on Thursdays are at 4:00 pm unless posted otherwise. All are welcome!

Fri, Feb 15Jacob George
Isaac Dryden
The LUA Scripting Language and its use in Video Games
Text Generation with a Recurrent Neural Network
Fri, Feb 22Jhoel ZunigaCross-platform Game Engines - Cocos2d-x
Thu, Feb 28Barrett Adair
Guest Speaker
Open Source, Wall Street, and the Dark Side of C++
Fri, Mar 1Moriah Moore
Kenton Horton
Facial Recognition Algorithms
Progressive Web Apps
Thu, Mar 7Daniel Trimble
J.B. Hunt
Docker and Kubernetes
Fri, Mar 8Guancheng Lai
Seth Klein
Using TensorFlow to Build Deep Neural Networks
The Ethics of Algorithms and their Unintended Consequences
Thu, Mar 21David Easter
FedEx Corp
Real-time Simulation in Flight Training
Fri, Mar 22Caleb Spann
Andres Leday
Building Faster Web Apps with WebAssembly
Game AI for NPCs in Video Games
Fri, Mar 29Taylor Williams
Mario Racancoj
Onshape FeatureScript - Powerful Scripting for CAD
Augmented Reality in Web Development
Fri, Apr 5Caleb Herring
Daniel Norwood
Interfacing with RFID
Procedural Music Generation: History and Application
Fri, Apr 12Jackson Altman
Jerred Shepherd
Kohonen's Self-Organizing Map
3D Graphics Programming with OpenGL
Thu, Apr 18Dr. Daniel Shank
MST University
Artificial Intelligence in the Social World: The Personal Moral Consequences of Interacting with Biased Algorithms
Fri, Apr 19Nicholas Terrill
Jeremy Koel
Component-Based Web Development with PrimeNG
Applications of Fuzzy Logic in Software Systems