The Department of Computer Science is located in $14.5 M, 87,000-square foot advanced science and technology hall on campus. The faculty and students enjoy the state-of-the-art of computer labs and equipment. Most of the labs can be accessed by swiping your student ID card at the door.

Network lab

Room 232 in ATSH contains 35 Dell OptiPlex Mini 7040’s with:  

  • 11th Gen Intel(R) Core (TM) i7-11700 @ 2.50GHz (8 cores) 
  • 16 GB RAM 
  • 500 GB SSD 
  • Single 22” Dell monitor 
  • Windows 10 Enterprise 

The lab in ATSH 232 is segregated from the rest of the SRU network allowing students to learn about DHCP, DNS, computer forensics, networking concepts, and security without the risk of affecting the main production network of the campus.

The Network Lab has now been moved to Azure Labs for all classes that facilitates a safe computing environment on campus or remotelyAzure Lab Services enable you to easily set up a class, run a training lab, host a hackathon, experiment, and test your proof-of-concept ideas in the cloud. The virtual labs and student VM usage which were done in ATSH 232 have been moved from the VMware vSphere environment hosted on a Dell VRTX system to Azure LabsThis allows the students to access their labs/VMs from anywhere and prevents accidental problems from VM misconfigurations during class work.

Azure labs also allow the students the flexibility to see how different OS’s are configured, react to different situations, and function as a wholeAll of this is accomplished without having to buy or configure hardware for each OS they decide to install and is done at a normal desktop computer in the lab through a web interface.

Computer Science department also has 3 VMs (CPSCStorage02, Granite, and Obsidian) which where migrated off of their old server hardware in ATSH and onto our enterprise system in the Maltby data center.  CPSCStorage02 is a Windows Server 2016 VM and is used for file storage for the department and class foldersGranite is an Ubuntu Server 20.04 VM and is used to host Comp Sci faculty websitesObsidian is an Ubuntu Server 20.04 VM and is used for class/student useThis includes MySQL, webhosting, and general Linux exposure.

Artificial intelligence/robotics lab

ATS Room 227

ATS room 227 houses the AI and Robotics equipment. 13 Dell OptiPlex Mini 7040’s with:  

  • 11th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-11700 @ 2.50GHz (8 cores) 
  • 16 GB RAM 
  • 500 GB SSD 
  • Single 22” Dell monitor 
  • Windows 10 Enterprise 
  • Dell PowerEdge T620
  • 2 Intel Xeon E5 processors
  • 48 GB ram
  • 5 300 GB 10,000 RPM SAS HDs
  • Windows Server 2012 

Robotics equipment includes: 

  • Turtle Robots 
  • Waffle Bots 
  • Pepper Robot 
  • Furhat Robot 
  • NAO Humanoid Robots 
  • Clearpath Robot with Lidar 
  • GNOM Baby underwater ROV 

From small LEGO robots to a big robot arm, from a 6-wheel rover to an airborne drone, the students will be exposed to up-to-date equipment and technologies in artificial intelligence and robotics.

Cybersecurity lab 

ATS Room 231

ATS Room 231 is the Cybersecurity Lab and is an off-network lab. for students to work with software and projects that will not get out into the general SRU Network. The lab consists of 10 Arduino Uno starter kits, Raspberry Pi Starter kits, displays, keyboards and mouse for the starter kits, 10 Microsoft HoloLens and 2 ZED 2 Stereo Cameras. 

Virtual and Augmented Reality Lab 

Room 234 in ATSH contains eight Dell PCs, 4 are high-end Dell PC’s, one Apple Computer,  a 3D projector, a 3D printer and scanner, advanced PCs for using Oculus Rift Goggles, four  machines with GPU processing capabilities, 30 Arduino Uno starter kits, and 30 Raspberry Pi Starter kits. Students can checkout other equipment from professors including: 

  • 11 Oculus Rift Dev Kits 
  • 20 iPad Air 
  • 20 Motorola Android 

Students also use Room 234 to work on homework. Also, tutoring for introductory programming courses is done in this lab.