The Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Computing is proud to announce we are #14 on the Top Game Design rankings in the South.
Animation Career Review contacted the College with the ranking for 2019. The organization started publishing Top Game Design College rankings in 2013. Animation Career Review states its “end goal is to give students and their parents access to ample information so they can make an informed decision about the school they choose to attend and the program they pursue.”
This year 144 Colleges were considered in this category. Criteria used for the animation rankings:
| Academic Reputation | Admission Selectivity | Depth & Breadth of the Program |
| Geographic location | Value (as it relates to Tuition and Indebtedness) |
The B.S. in Computer Science requires 126 credit hours of study, including 42 hours in the major. Courses offerings include Game Programming, Human-Computer Interaction, Computer Graphics, Animation, Artificial Intelligence, Discrete Simulation, Network Management Systems, Computer Security, Computer Architecture, Optical Networks, Distributed Web System Design and more…
“The real value in teaching game programming is to motivate to students to improve their coding and design skills, to reinforce fundamental knowledge of mathematics and physics, and to allow them to be creative in new ways using state of the art tools,” said Jim Harris, Ph.D., professor in Computer Science at Georgia Southern.
Other program highlights include small class sizes, active research areas such as game programming, mobile computing, robotics, and software engineering, and internship and co-op opportunities. Optional study abroad experiences are also available.
sources: www.animationcareerreview.com and Georgia Southern Program Requirements
Electrical & Computer Engineering students presented 34 research topics (posters) at IEEE’s SoutheastCon. Georgia Southern was also represented by our three robotic hardware competition teams.
SoutheastCon is an annual conference that brings together computer scientists, electrical, and computer engineering professionals, faculty and students to share the latest information through technical sessions, tutorials, and exhibits.
Considered IEEE Region 3’s most influential conference for promoting awareness of the technical contributions made by our profession to the advancement of engineering science and to the community. Region 3 includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and Jamaica.
Faculty mentor Rami Haddad, Ph.D. worked with our students in the research and development phases and also participated in the conference. He received the Outstanding Engineering Educator award for 2019.
Each year, IEEE Region 3 recognizes one member who, through technical and professional abilities, has made an outstanding contribution to the electrotechnology profession. Rami Haddad, Ph.D received the IEEE Region 3 – Joseph M. Biedenbach Outstanding Engineering Educator Award for 2019. Haddad is an associate professor and program coordinator in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department of the Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Computing at Georgia Southern University.
The award ceremony was one part of the IEEE Region 3 – SoutheastCon in Huntsville, AL. SoutheastCon is an annual Technical, Professional, and Student Conference. It brings together computer scientists, electrical, and computer engineering professionals, faculty and students to share the latest information through technical sessions, tutorials, and exhibits. It is considered IEEE Region 3’s most influential conference for promoting awareness of the technical contributions made by our profession to the advancement of engineering science and to the community.
The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) is the world’s largest technical professional organization for the advancement of technology for the benefit of humanity with more than 423,000 members in over 160 countries around the world. Region 3 encompasses over 30,000 IEEE members across nine states in the southeastern US and Jamaica.
Congratulations to Najee Searcy, a Computer Science undergraduate student at Georgia Southern, who co-authored an article with his faculty mentor, Syed Hassan Ahmed, Ph.D. The article “Caveats for the Emergence of Virtual Wallets” provides pros and cons for the relationship between smartphones and commerce through cashless transactions using mobile or virtual wallets. Searcy and Ahmed provide multiple perspectives for business, consumer, and technology considerations. Their article was published by IEEE – Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, the world’s largest technical professional organization for the advancement of technology for the benefit of humanity.
Check out the article to learn more about NFC – Near Field Communications along with the convenience and security issues of virtual wallets.