The Department of Information and Computer Sciences (ICS) at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa focuses on study of the description and representation of information, and on the theory, design, analysis, implementation, and application of algorithmic processes that transform information. This discipline draws on a solid foundation in mathematics, computer science theory, scientific principles, and experience gained through practice as it applies to software engineering and research. Students are challenged in a problem-based learning environment that allows them to develop their knowledge in such areas as algorithms, artificial intelligence, computer security, database systems, high performance computing, human-computer interaction, information assurance, networking, and software engineering. If you choose to study in this field you will learn to develop and use computer systems that can be applied to all professions.
The ICS Department is primarily located on the third floor of the Pacific Ocean Science and Technology (POST) Building on the Manoa campus. The POST facility contains the main office (Room 317), most Computer Science faculty offices, two large teaching/learning labs, a commons called ICSpace (Room 318B), and research labs. The Laboratory for Advanced Visualization and Applications (LAVA) is located in Keller Hall (Room 102).