Computer Science, Computer Systems Engineering, and Informatics

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Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering
Academic Unit: 
School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering

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Faculty Honors Advisors

Mutsumi Nakamura

Yinong Chen
(480) 965-27

Janaka Balasooriya
(480) 727-8593

Kevin Burger

Thesis/Creative Projects: 

Based on the research areas or what you have learned in a particular
class, an honor student can choose your thesis director. Your director needs to be a full-time ASU faculty member.
Then he/she can work with your thesis director to find a second reader. Your second reader can be someone outside of ASU.
He/she can work on a thesis or a creative project. One can come up with an innovative idea to solve a computational problem as a thesis or create some software that is not found elsewhere as a creative project.

Barrett requires a two-person thesis committee: The thesis director must be a continuing faculty member at ASU with a terminal degree; the second committee member can be anyone with sufficient expertise in the thesis topic.

Academic Preparation: 

CSE493. CSE492 and 493 (and 499, 484) may be taken only by senior students who have completed at least one semester in residence and who have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher in the major or field of specialization. It will be ideal if a student has completed CSE310.

CS/CSE Honors Students are allowed to use an extra three hours of their electives which can be satisfied with
CSE493. Students may not use more than 6 hours of total credits in CSE499, 492,
493, and 484 towards either degree program in Computer Science or Computer Systems Engineering.

Other Honors Opportunities: 

FURI (Fulton Undergraduate Research Initiative)
Undergraduate students within Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering can also participate in FURI (Fulton Undergraduate Research Initiative) to receive a stipend while doing a research or working on a thesis:

View a list of research labs.

View a list of faculty members who are actively looking for students to do their project.