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Jack Tan, Ph.D.
Professor
Phillips Hall 135
Department of Computer Science
University of Wisconsin
Eau Claire, WI 54702
Email: tanjs@uwec.edu
 
Students should check this page often for updates and announcements regarding all courses in the semester. If you need to see me outside of my office hours, just drop by anytime.

Current Semester's Schedule

Internships

All CS internships are paid and are usually undertaken during the summer. Signing up for CS 498 in the summer is encouraged because it also counts as a CS elective and fulfills the UWEC's service learning requirement. CS 498 (3 credits) requires approval and you can sign up for it using an eForm at the UWEC's Handshake Portal. Navigate to [Career Center → Experiences → Request an experience]. Click on the internship link (left) for more information about CS 498 procedures, resume tips, local, state, and federal opportunities, etc.

Research

Undergraduate research has many benefits. Students engaged in research are more marketable both in graduate school and in industry.

My research interests include data mining, security, language learning, and operating systems. Current and recent research projects with students include Braid Theory encryption, data mining for academic advising, software-assisted reasoning, the NSF MOBILE Project (six students), and the Aristotle Project (four students) to name a few. For more information on these projects and my research research interests, click on the Research link on the left.

One of the highlights of doing research in the CS department is the Email security patent that was awarded in August 2010 (See article in our local paper).

Here is another article about the our students winning an international coding competition beating the best teams in the nation (Cornell, UMass, Stanford, Carnegie Mellon, etc.).

Resources

  1. Women in STEM.
  2. Nationwide CS Scholarship Opportunities.
  3. Useful tools for Computer Science.
  4. Careers in Computer Science.

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