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Computer Science Department

Location: Edgerly Room 310
Chairperson: Brady Chen, 978-665-3434
Administrative Assistant: Christine Nickoloff, 978-665-3290
Admissions Office: 978-665-3144 or

Brady Chen writing on whiteboard


The Computer Science department at Fitchburg State University strives to provide high quality professional programs and life-long learning opportunities at the undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education levels.

We also seek to help the local hi-tech/business communities by providing professional education and a skilled workforce in the Computer Science and Computer Information Systems fields.

Two Year Rotation of Courses (PDF)

Four Year Plan of Study

University Catalog


Austin, Kevin - Introduction to Electronics, Digital Electronics, Assembly Language Programming, Microprocessors, Embedded Systems, Computer Engineering
Chen, Xuzhou "Brady" - Computer Science Basics, Computer Info Systems, Systems Analysis Methods, Operating Systems, Systems Design and Implementation, Data Communications
Kurtonina, Natasha - Systems Programming, Discrete Math, Computer Applications, Object Oriented Programming, Algorithms & Data Structures
Lander, Frits - Intro to Programming, Business Programming, Database Systems
Mahadev, Nadimpalli - Computational Theory, Algorithms, Software Engineering, Web Programming, Cyber Security
Sethi, Ricky - Computer Science I, Database Systems


The students in the Computer Science Department have access to state-of-the-art multimedia classrooms and lecture/labs. In addition, the department offers:

  • Access to required software through special educational software licenses from Microsoft, and other prominent software vendors.
  • High speed Internet connections between computer labs and departmental network using the latest technologies.
  • Hardware labs containing equipment for teaching courses such as digital electronics, computer organization, microprocessors, digital signal processing, data communications, local area networks and embedded systems.
  • Windows, UNIX, LINUX, and State-of-the-art database servers.