Computer Science Program - The University of Tulsa

Tandy School of Computer Science

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Human-computer interactions


Rayzor Hall, second floor

Students who earn a computer science degree from The University of Tulsa’s Tandy School of Computer Science are equipped with the knowledge and expertise required for making significant contributions to computer science and the information technology industry and for leveraging learned techniques toward continued professional growth. Our faculty specializes in distributed systems, cloud computing, software engineering, gaming and simulation, bioinformatics, computer security and information assurance, cyberphysical systems, intelligent agents, machine learning, robotics and other areas of today’s computing and information technology landscape. Our students complete a core computer science curriculum and complementary engineering courses while participating in thriving multi-disciplinary research initiatives involving collaborators in other TU colleges as well as external research labs and institutions.

The federal government has recognized TU’s Tandy School of Computer Science as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations in Information Assurance Education and in Information Assurance Research.

  • Alumni

    John and Crystal Lister, GPSG, Reston, Virginia

    As University of Tulsa alumni, John and Crystal Lister are exploring the exciting career possibilities that a degree from the TU Tandy School of Computer Science provides. The husband and wife are members of the senior leadership team at Global Professional Services Group (GPSG) in Reston, Virginia. Although GPSG is primarily a recruiting company, John and Crystal implement their cyber capabilities to grow the enterprise and flex their cyber muscles in the digital security sector. They trace the expertise and skillset required to accomplish such a task can be traced back to Tulsa and their cyber security education at TU. Read their story.

    Phil McAllister, Instagram, New York

    With more than one billion monthly users, Instagram is the world’s top photo-sharing mobile app, capturing life’s moments in photos and videos for an online audience. Instagram has become a household name with the help of TU alumnus Philip McAllister (BS ’04). Read his story.

    Nathan Singleton, Tulsa, Oklahoma

    Nathan Singleton (BS ’08, MS ’10) has blazed his own trail to success first as a veteran, then a University of Tulsa student and now as a cybersecurity professional. He was the first full-time cybersecurity employee at a Tulsa-based drilling and technology company. Read about Nathan.

    Tony Meehan, Endgame, Washington, D.C.

    With two TU degrees to his name, Tony Meehan (BS ’03, MS ’05) has found his purpose in the cybersecurity field. Meehan is Vice President of Engineering at Endgame, an endpoint security software product company specializing in stopping advanced cyber threats. Their mission: to stop attackers from stealing data. The company recently announced its acquisition by Elastic, a public company with a focus on search, logging, security, and analytics. More about Tony.

  • Distinguished Lecture Series

    We are excited to announce the creation of the Sarah and John Graves Cybersecurity Distinguished Lecture Series. The purpose of the series is to bring leading scholars to campus to speak about cybersecurity issues in a deep, engaging, and accessible manner.

    While the lectures are organized by the Tandy School of Computer Science, they will reflect the interdisciplinary nature of cybersecurity.

    All lectures are free and open to the public, and we would welcome your participation. The lecture series is made possible through the generous support of Sarah and John Graves.