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The mission of the Computer Science department is to provide relevant and unique advanced education and research programs to increase the combat effectiveness of the U.S. and Allied armed forces.

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  • Produce US and Allied Officers who use computational processes to analyze and design solutions of complex problems
  • Focal areas in CS:
    • Network & Mobile Wireless Security
    • Information Security & Assurance
    • Cyber Systems and Operations
    • MOVES
    • Autonomous Systems
    • Big Data Computing, Analysis, and Mining
    • Software Engineering
  • 80% students from non-CS backgrounds; all graduate with full MS

Degree-Granting Programs

Graduate Certificate Programs (Resident & DL)

  • Cyber Security Fundamentals
  • Cyber Security Defense
  • Cyber Security Adversarial Techniques
  • Info System Security Engineering

Time for MS + JPME

  • 18 months for recent BS, 24 months other
  • Computer Information Security Lab
  • Public Key Infrastructure Laboratory
  • Forensics Exploitation Lab
  • Wireless and Mobile Computing Laboratory
  • SCIF labs and classrooms
  • MOVES labs and facilities

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24 Oct 17 Detecting Malicious Browser Extensions presentation by Louis Dekoven of UC San Diego, GL-109, 12:00-12:50.
10 Oct 17 Secure Channels presentation by Britta Hale of the Norewegian University of Social Science and Technology, GE-104, 15:00-16:00
10 Oct 17 Design and Verification of Systems for Cyber Resiliency Seminar by Dr. Ray Richards of DARPA, GL-109, 12:00-12:50.
11 Aug 17

Phthon Intel Distro, GL 109, 12:00 - 12:50.  Presentations:

A Hands-On Approach to Tuning Python Applications for Performance,

Infrastructure Design Patterns with Python, Buildbot, and Linux Containers

25 Jul 17 NASA - cyber security team visit.  10:00 -16:30
02 Dec 16 A Big Ideas special event: New Directions for Defense, IN-122, 1500-1700
15 Mar 16 Student-faculty mixer, GE-117 (and courtyard), 1:00 - 15:00.


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Fast Facts

5  |  3  |  4

MS Degrees offered  |  PhD  |  DL


Technical Curricula

3  |  12

Centers  |  Labs




Graduating students from non-CS backgrounds

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Computer Science Department Contact Information

Address:  Computer Science Dept., Glasgow Hall East, Building 305, 1411 Cunningham Rd, Monterey, CA, 93943

Phone:  Admin: 831.656.3389, DSN 756-, Program Office: 831.656.7980/7981, DSN 756-

Fax:  Admin: 831. 656.2814, DSN 756-, Program Office:831.656.3681, DSN 756-

Location:  Glasgow Hall East, Bldg. 305, 3rd Floor, Room 311

Email:  The following email addresses can be reached using the '@nps.edu' suffix:  Chairman - CS_Chair, Program Officer - ProgramOfficer_CS, Computer Science Academic Associate - AcademicAssociate_CS, Software Engineering Academic Associate - AcademicAssociate_SE,
Computer Science Search Committee - cssrch, Additional contact information is available for CS Department faculty members.