G Computer Sci

Student Perspectives

Alumni Reflections

Here is a glimpse of what our students had to say after graduating:

"I had an excellent experience in my 2 years at USF. The CS tutoring center, faculty, and department's connections for jobs/internships were all invaluable resources."
Kevin, Class of 2014

"The CS program offered me the ability and confidence that would help me potentially be a great software engineer. Every project that I did over the past two years are challenging and valuable. Specifically, my interests in distributed system and software development was triggered. The experience here has changed my life, thanks."
Zhuohan, Class of 2014

"The program gave me good exposure to the software industry while I studied. I learned a lot in this 2 years and my dream is to start my own company."
Sricharan, Class of 2014

"The program is highly underrated and I think it definitely needs to be out there with some of the best schools for computer science. I was blessed with a wonderful learning experience."
Prithviraj, Class of 2014

"I'm very happy with the program overall—especially with the project based approach and the overall quality of the teaching."
Ryan, Class of 2014

Where Are They Now?

Here is a glimpse of where our alumni ended up after graduating:

"I joined OpenFeint, Inc. in less than two months after my graduation from USF in May 2011. OpenFeint is a company that provides mobile gaming networks. Currently I am working on developing cache functionalities for our iOS SDK. I truly enjoy my work at OpenFeint – it offers an amazing environment and a tremendous opportunity for me to grow as an engineer. Pursuing my graduate studies in USF’s Computer Science program was one of the most valuable decisions I have made."
Yiming, Class of 2011
Engineer at OpenFeint Inc.

Shaoting is part of a team undertaking significant changes to the Flex compiler, bringing it to new levels of performance, supporting emerging language constructs, and enabling new Flex features and workflows. Flex is a technology that helps people build visually engaging Web applications significantly beyond what is possible with traditional Web technologies. A pillar of this technology is the Flex compiler, which allows developers to code using a combination of MXML and ActionScript, and churn out a .swf file that runs in the ubiquitous Flash Player. Shaoting analyzes compiler performance, implements optimizations and works with the QA group to ensure high quality and rapid turnaround for changes that surface during quality testing.
Shaoting, Class of 2009
Computer Scientist at Adobe Systems

"As a graduate from the MSCS program, I work as a Software Developer at Atlassian in their San Francisco offices—an Australian company that develops software development and collaboration tools. Our team here in SF is part of the Integration Team, which is responsible for creating plug-ins that are of use across product line."
RP, Class of 2009
Software Developer at Atlassian

As a software engineer at Atypon, Leon mainly work on the Literatum publishing platform — the leading platform for professional and scholarly publishers — assisting in the maintenance and development of new features for the highly complex backstage content management system. Atypon is the online publishing technology leader in content management, delivery and monetization. Apton solutions are used by the largest and most prestigious publishers of media, professional and academic content, including Pearson, McGraw-Hill, News Inc, Financial Times, New York Times, The American Chemical Society, JSTOR, Oxford University Press and dozens more.
Leon, Class of 2008
Software Engineer at Atypon Systems

"I work in a team that is part of the SDP (Service Delivery Platform) group at Oracle. The team is in charge of developing server-side applications for the telecom industry. The development is done in Java and involves various techniques and algorithms to achieve the strong requirements that our applications must reach for success in the telecom industry, including high availability, linear scalability, and thread safety. My Computer Science degree from USF enables me to resolve real-world problems in the industry. Both the theory and hands-on experience at USF were invaluable in understanding daily challenges in my job and bringing new ideas to the field."
Jean, Class of 2006
Senior Software Engineer at Oracle Corporation

Ryan currently works at Twitter as the Tech Lead for the Storage team. He works at building out scalable storage infrastructure for the company's use as it grows.
Ryan, Class of 2006
Tech Lead at Twitter

Kevin and Ryan, CS Night 2014