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Course Descriptions

The Computer Science curriculum prepares students for careers in all areas of the computer industry as well as for graduate studies in computer science and computer related fields. Students have also found a computer science major to be excellent preparation for careers in law, medicine, business administration, industrial engineering, biomedical engineering, and other technical and non-technical fields.

CSSE 434 - Introduction to the Hadoop Ecosystem

This advanced course examines emergent Big Data techniques through hands-on introductions to the various technologies and tools that make up the Hadoop ecosystem. Topics covered include internals of MapReduce and the Hadoop Distributed File system (HDFS), internals of the YARN distributed operating system, MapReduce for data processing, transformation & analysis tools for data at scale (processing terabytes and petabytes of information quickly), scheduling jobs using workflow engines, data transfer tools & real time engines for data processing.