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The programs offered in this department are designed to provide knowledge and experience in the pure and applied areas of, computer science, information science and information technology. Beyond this, the department seeks to imbue in its students Christian values, moral soundness, and professional ethics. These, along with the theories and applications of logic programming and problem solving through practical applications, will fit the students for service in all branches of science, business, and the humanities. OBJECTIVES The Department of Computer and Information Sciences aims to:  instill and exemplify Christ-like principles of order, honesty, integrity, and selfless service,  prepare students for jobs in the multi-faceted areas of information technology, computer science and information science,  provide foundation work for advanced study,  facilitate the development of pace-setters in technology,  provide computing services and resources for students, staff, and faculty, and  provide the community with courses that will introduce and enhance practical knowledge of computers.



Our faculty and staff currently hold membership in a number of professional associations including:


Halzen Ashton Smith, M.Sc. Assistant Professor


EDUCATION BSc. (honours), Civil Engineering University of the West Indies (St. Augustine, Trinidad) M.Sc., Computer Science Iona College (New Rochelle, NY, USA) Doctoral Studies, Computer Science CUNY Graduate School and University Center, NY, USA

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Genetic Algorithms, Data Visualization, Logic Programming

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COURSES TAUGHT  Artificial Intelligence  Analysis of Algorithms  Assembly Language Programming  Discrete Structures in Computer Science  Computer Science/Computer Information Science Advanced Project  Field Group Project

Computer Organization and Architecture Data Structures and Algorithms Principles of Programming 11 (Java) Principles of Programming 1 (C++) Introduction to Programming Computer Applications Colloquium Seminar in Computer Information Science

“I suppose I sort of like effects that have some organic elements rather than ones that are entirely generated by a computer. Just because, no matter how complex the algorithm is, it's still an algorithm.” Richard Ayoade

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Hamlet Graham, M.Sc. Instructor


EDUCATION B.Sc. (First Class Hons), Computer Science & Mathematics University of the West Indies, Mona M.Sc., Business Systems Analysis & Design City University (London) FLMI: Fellow, Life Management Institute (Distinction) LOMA (USA) CISSP (Certified Information System Security Professional) (ISC)2, (USA)

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Information Security Policies Design and Implementation, Network Design Wireless Communication, Operating System Design

PROJECTS  Designed and implemented Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Plan (2008)  Designed and implemented Information Security Policies (2012)  Designed and implemented PC Policies and Guidelines (2007)  Designed and implemented Intranet, Internet, and Email Policies (2008)

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COURSES TAUGHT  Data Telecommunication  Operating Systems  COBOL Programming

Systems Analysis and Design Systems Administration and Engineering Network Design and Implementation Introduction to Computer Science

“Companies spend millions of dollars on firewalls, encryption and secure access devices, and it’s money wasted, because none of these measures address the weakest link in the security chain.”

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Damion Mitchell, M.Sc. Assistant Professor


EDUCATION BSc., Information Science Minor: Secondary Education Northern Caribbean University

M.Sc., Computer Science Emphasis: Software Engineering & Testing University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Software testing, parallel programming, design patterns, refactoring as one kind of program transformation, programming languages and compilers, IST and its impact on curriculum & instruction.

PROJECTS  ReAssert, 2011 - A tool that can automatically suggest repairs for broken unit tests. Examples include replacing literal values in tests, changing assertion methods, or replacing one assertion with several.  CADI, 2007 – An e-Learning solution that facilitates collaboration and distance education that transcends language barriers by allowing individuals to seamlessly communicate and share messages, course notes, and other text based material regardless of the language of origin.  NEUGEN, 2006 – A nutrition and health management application that educates and promotes healthier lifestyles.

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COURSES TAUGHT  Introduction to Programming  Principles of Programming I  Principles of Programming II  Website Design & Implementation  Fundamentals of Databases  Data Structures & Algorithms

Field Group Project Database Systems Enterprise Information Systems Distributed Systems Advanced Application Development Advanced Project

“The teacher is the one who gets the most out of the lessons, and the true teacher is the learner. ”

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Henry Osborne, B.Sc. Technology Specialist


EDUCATION Diploma, Applied Computer Science Jamaica Advanced Computer Systems

M.Sc., Management Information Systems Concentration: Security Nova Southeastern University

B.Sc., Information Science Minor: Mass Communication Northern Caribbean University

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Open-Source Education, Computer/Data Security, Health Informatics, Usability Testing

FUNCTIONS  Maintain official website for the Department of Computer and Information Sciences, Northern Caribbean University  Develop, implement, and coordinate personal development/certification courses  Coordinate academic partnership with CompTIA  Manage Microsoft DreamSpark program  CIS curriculum development  Manage online social presence

COURSES TAUGHT  Computers in Everyday Life  Word Processing  Introduction to Computer Science  Introduction to Programming  Computer Applications  Principles of Programming II

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Upgrade and Repair of a PC Fundamentals of Security Technologies Data Security Network Design and Implementation Mobile Application Development Advanced Application Development CS/CIS Advanced Project

“Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards .” Aldous Huxley 11

Melvin Narayana, M.C.A. Instructor


EDUCATION BSc., Computer Science University of Madras, INDIA MCA, Computer Applications University of Madras, INDIA

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Magneto-Optics for Optical Interconnect Technology and its Implications for the Economic Growth in Jamaica and the Caribbean , Emission of electromagnetic frequencies and the impact on the human physiology

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COURSES TAUGHT  Principles of Programming I  Computers in Everyday Life  Computer Applications  Theories of Programming Languages  Field Group Project  Advanced Application Development

Data Structures and Algorithms Fundamentals of Databases Introduction to Computer Science Principles of Programming II Seminar in CIS

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. .”

Steve Jobs

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Michael Reid, M.Sc. Instructor


EDUCATION Higher National Diploma, Software Engineering

M.Sc.,Database and Information Systems

B.Sc. (Hons), Electronics and Micro-Computing

M.Sc., International Securities, Investment and Banking (ISIB)

PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education), Mathematics

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Analysis of index tracking with ETF's

PROJECTS  Track and analyse investment portfolios in real time using mobile computing technology.

COURSES TAUGHT  Computers in Everyday Life  Introduction to Computer Science  Computer Applications  Fundamentals of Database  Principles of Programming II

“Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones. ” Benjamin Franklin

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Eldris Beverley Roache-Small Secretary


EDUCATION Diploma, Management Studies Jamaican Institute of Management

B.Sc., Office Administration Northern Caribbean University

Certificate, Administrative Management Jamaican Institute of Management

FUNCTIONS:  Department Manager  Academic advisor  Protocol Officer

“All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence. ” Martin Luther King, Jr.

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