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Computer Science Department

FALL 2020 UPDATE: The Department of Computer Science will provide assistance to all constituents remotely, Monday - Friday from 8am - 4:30pm for the Fall 2020 semester. If necessary, in-person visits will be coordinated by appointment only in Edgerly Hall, Room 310.  If you should require immediate assistance please contact Keyna Thomas by email at or by calling 978-665-3290. To make an appointment with a Computer Science faculty member, please contact them directly. Contact information and office hours are listed below.


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.

Dr. Mahadev teaching a class




Minors for our Majors


Department Highlights 

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.

Contact Us

Location: Edgerly, Room 310
Chairperson: N.V.R. Mahadev, Ph.D., (978) 665-3270
Administrative Assistant: Keyna Thomas, (978) 665-3290
Admissions Office: (978) 665-3144 or


    Austin, Kevin - Introduction to Electronics, Digital Electronics, Assembly Language Programming, Microprocessors, Embedded Systems, Computer Engineering
    Chen, Xuzhou "Brady" - Computer Info Systems, Systems Analysis Methods, Operating Systems, Systems Design and Implementation, Data Communications, Computer and Network Security, Parallel Programming with CUDA
    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

    Related Links and Resources

    ABET Computing Accreditation Commission
    The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and the Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems are accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc.