Scholarship Program

NECST Scholarship Program

$10,000 towards tuition and fees

To apply, apply to the Graduate Program at Montclair State University and email Dr. Katherine Herbert (

NSF Award

NSF Award: Automatic Detection of Idiomatic Clauses

In Proceedings of Computational Linguistics and Intelligent Text Processing (CICLing 2013) Dr. Feldman & Dr. Peng. 2013.

New Undergraduate Programs Effective Fall 2014

New Undergraduate Programs Effective Fall 2014

Please check all curriculums changes starting this Fall 2014.

Tech jobs growing like weeds in N.J.

Tech jobs growing like weeds in N.J.

Looking for opportunity, growth and job security? Consider getting familiar with one of these. New Bureau of Labor Statistics data shows that New Jersey has been outpacing the rest of the country in the availability of tech job openings.

Software Engineering: 2012's Top Job

Software Engineering: 2012's Top Job

Years of studying are finally paying off for today's software engineers. Job search website recently ranked 200 jobs from best to worst based on five criteria including salary, stress levels, hiring outlook, physical demands, and work environment. InformationWeek

College Majors With the Highest Starting Salaries

Starting Pay For IT Jobs Expected To Jump 5.3 Percent

The ability to recruit and retain skilled information-technology employees is crucial for almost any organization today. CareerBuilder

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  • The Linear Algebra requirement (currently MATH335, which now has a MATH 222/Calc 3 prerequisite) can be substituted with MATH235.
  • No substitutions for INFO 321 (or any other required courses in the degree) can be made without approval from the Computer Science department.
  • Tech Jobs Growing Like Weeds In N.J.
  • Software Engineering: 2012's Top Job. InformationWeek
  • College Majors With the Highest Starting Salaries. (most are in computing!) The WorkBuzz
  • College Degrees With the Highest Starting Salaries. Forbes

Starting Pay For IT Jobs Expected To Jump 5.3 Percent. CareerBuilder

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About the Department

The Department of Computer Science at Montclair State University supports the Bachelor of Science degrees in Computer Science, Information Technology and Science Informatics. It also offers a Master of Science degree in Computer Science and a MS in Computer Science with an Applied Information Technology and Information Technology Concentrations.

Our BS in CS degree has adopted and updated the curriculum of our old BS in CS - Concentration in Professional Studies degree, thus creating only one curriculum path and only one BS in CS degree for all CS students. The BS in CS - Concentration in Professional Computing degree is accredited by the Computer Accreditation Commission of ABET, A name change of the accredited degree is pending.

We offer other students opportunities to enhance their education through an undergraduate minor in Computer Science and a combined Computer Science BS/MS program, a CISCO Networking Academy, and for graduate students only, the Certificate in Object Oriented Computing and a sequence of graduate level computing courses for those without a background in computing.

Events and Job Opportunities

Website and Logo Design Competition
Scuffleheads Inc. invites junior and senior students to participate in a website design competition for both the website and the logo or simply or one (website or logo). Junior and Senior students are particularly encouraged to apply. Students can work in groups or individually. At the end of the competition, one submission for the website and the logo will be selected as the winner and be rewarded with $2,000 and $500 respectively. Scuffleheads Inc. will have the sole decision authority in selecting the winners and reserves the right not to declare a winner if none of the submissions are deemed satisfactory. More details in the attached document. Please send the name of each person of the team together with email to Dr. Stefan Robila ( no later than Nov 15, 2015. More information.

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  • Presentations
    1. Leberknight, C., (2015), A Longitudinal Study Investigating Pressure Related Characteristics for Keystroke Analysis,
    14th Annual Security Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, May 19-21, 2015.
  • Journals
    1. Leberknight, C. S., & Recce, M. L. (2015). An embedded system for extracting keystroke patterns using pressure sensors. International Journal of Biometrics, 7(3), 249-270.
  • 2. Leberknight, C. and Recce, M., (2015) The Application of Keystroke Analysis for Physical Security: A Field Experiment Journal of Information Privacy and Security (in press)