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Monika Polak

Lecturer
Department of Computer Science
Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences

585-475-4912
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Monika Polak

Lecturer
Department of Computer Science
Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences

585-475-4912

Currently Teaching

CSCI-262
3 Credits
This course provides an introduction to the theory of computation, including formal languages, grammars, auto-mata theory, computability, and complexity.
CSCI-462
3 Credits
This course provides an introduction to cryptography, its mathematical foundations, and its relation to security. It covers classical cryptosystems, private-key cryptosystems (including DES and AES), hashing and public-key cryptosystems (including RSA). The course also provides an introduction to data integrity and authentication.
CSCI-141
4 Credits
This course serves as an introduction to computational thinking using a problem-centered approach. Specific topics covered include: expression of algorithms in pseudo code and a programming language; functional and imperative programming techniques; control structures; problem solving using recursion; basic searching and sorting; elementary data structures such as lists, trees, and graphs; and correctness, testing and debugging. Assignments (both in class and for homework) requiring a pseudo code solution and an implementation are an integral part of the course. An end-of-term project is also required.
CSCI-661
3 Credits
This course provides an introduction to the theory of computation, including formal languages, grammars, automata theory, computability, and complexity. This course serves as a bridge course for graduate students and cannot be taken by undergraduate students without permission from the CS Undergraduate Program Coordinator. Note: Students who complete CSCI 262 or CSCI 263 may not take CSCI 661 for credit.