Computer Science Labs

A variety of computing facilities are available to students. The computer labs are equipped with microcomputers running the latest Windows 10 operating system. All the computers are connected through a campus-wide Local Area Network (LAN) with database, file, web, and application servers that provide many different software resources. The LAN also provides access to the Internet. A segment of the LAN hosts a departmental Linux server (, which provides computing resources under the Ubuntu operating system. The department also has a Dell PowerEdge R410 server ( for various research projects, such as data science and digital signal processing projects. These servers are housed in our server room in SCIE 5039. An additional server, a Dell PowerEdge R710, is housed in the university's Information Systems Division at College Hall. The R710 is WPU’s license server. More computing equipment, including a Dell wide-screen monitor for presentation, is available for faculty/student research in the Computer Science Research Center at SCIE 5031 (phone: x2502).

The department also built a Cisco Networking Lab located on the fifth floor of SCIE. The Cisco Networking Lab is equipped with 21 Cisco routers, 21 Cisco Switches, and 7 firewalls, and the lab is used for students’ hand-on projects in a separated network environment. In addition, a Dell PowerEdge R740 is being used as a virtual machine (VM) server that hosts various operating systems including Ubuntu, Windows 10, Windows 2016 server, and Kali Linux. The virtual machine server provides virtual environments to students and it can run up to 72 VMs simultaneously that are used in various computer science courses including Computer Networking, Operating Systems, System Administrations, and Network Security. To support students’ research, the department has a Cybersecurity Research Lab that is equipped with 5 research desktop machines in SCIE 1019. The lab supports research projects in various cybersecurity areas ranging from understanding the security of wired and wireless networks, as well as developing network protocols with enhanced security requirements for new technologies.

Lab Locations:

  • Computer Science Research Center (for faculty/student research): SCIE 5031
  • Cybersecurity Research Lab: SCIE 1019
  • Cisco Networking Lab: SCIE 5040
  • Teaching Lab (Classroom Lab): SCIE 5019
  • Teaching Lab (Classroom Lab): SCIE 5020
  • Teaching Lab (Open Lab): SCIE 5035

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