Computer Science

A. Purpose and Program Description

The Libraries seek to support research in theoretical computer science, especially in artificial intelligence, expert system, robotics, computer architecture, operating systems, networking, computer graphics, software design, distributed system, algorithm analysis, randomization and medical information systems. It supports the needs of undergraduate, graduate and Ph.D. students, the teaching faculty, post-docs, researchers and staff members.

A computer engineering major was introduced for undergraduate students in fall 1993 and courses in computer visual perception (AI), wireless mobile computing, computational complexity and user interface design were added during the first half of the 1990’s.

Areas of established specialization are analysis of algorithms, artificial intelligence, expert systems, natural language understanding, computer vision, VLSI, combinatorial modeling, combinatorial optimization, computational complexity, computer architecture and design, computer communications networks, computer graphics and user interfaces, database systems, graph theory, image processing, knowledge representation and reasoning, logic circuit design, logic programming, mobile computing, parallel computation, programming environments, programming languages, robotics, software engineering, and virtual environments.

B. General Selection Guidelines (see classed analysis for detailed statement)

Overall, the Libraries’ existing collection, its current acquisitions commitment, based upon available resources, and its collecting goal for Computer Science are all at the research level.

C. Specific Delimitations

  1. Formats collected: We collect annuals, monographs, periodicals, reference tools and scholarly series extensively and audio-visual material, CD-Roms and other electronic tools, textbooks and dissertations selectively.
  2. Imprint Dates Collected: We collect current publications and earlier twentieth-century materials extensively.
  3. Chronological Focus: We collect materials focusing on current and twentieth-century topics extensively.
  4. Languages Collected: We collect English extensively and French, Russian and German selectively.
  5. Place of Publication: We collect North American, Western European and Russian materials extensively and materials published in Japan, Singapore, and China selectively.