Photo of

Samuel Sambasivam, Ph.D.

Engineering & Computer Science Department
Chair Emeritus Computer Science Department, Program Director of Computer Science Programs, Professor
Phone: (626) 815-5476
Email: ssambasivam@apu.edu
Fax: (626) 815-5323
Samuel E. Sambasivam, Ph.D., has done extensive research, written for publications, and given presentations in computer science, data structures, and mathematics. He has taught computer science for 27 years at three universities in the U.S., and has taught mathematics for 32 years at five universities in the U.S. and India. He was a distinguished visiting professor of computer science at the United States Air Force Academy during the 2008–09 academic year, and interim associate dean of APU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in 2004–05. Sambasivam teaches Database Management Systems, Object-Oriented Programming with C++ Language, Client/Server Applications Development, Advanced Database Applications, Applied Artificial Intelligence, and other courses, and has developed several courses for computer science majors. He directed the regional Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Programming Contest for six years, and is the coordinator of the client/server emphasis of the M.S. program. He is a voting member of the ACM and is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Kappa Mu Epsilon, and Ypsilon Pi Epsilon. Sambasivam serves as an associate editor for Information Systems Education Journal, and is a referee for ACM-SIGCSE conferences, INSITE, ISECON conferences, and IEEE Transactions on Computers.

Education

  • Ph.D., Mathematics/Computer Science
  • M.S., Computer Science (With Honors)
  • Pre-Ph.D., Mathematics/Computer Science
  • M.S., Mathematics (With Honors)
  • B.S., Mathematics (With Honors)

Department

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

  • Computer Science

Expertise

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Client/Server Applications
  • Genetic Algorithms
  • XML Database Applications

Courses Taught

  • CISS 325 – Database Management Systems
  • CISS 330 – Systems Programming I, C++ Language
  • CISS 335 – Systems Programming II, C++ Language
  • CISS 350 – Computer Algorithms
  • CISS 460 – Software Project I
  • CISS 461 – Software Project II
  • CISS 462 – Software Project III
  • CISS 470 – Software Engineering I
  • CS 320 – Data Structures
  • CS 325 – Database Management Systems
  • CS 430 – Artificial Intelligence
  • CS 435 – Advanced Database Application Programming
  • CS 460 – Software Project
  • CS 470 – Software Engineering I
  • CS 480 – Software Engineering II
  • CS 497 – Readings
  • CS 498 – Directed Research
  • CS 499 – Thesis/Project
  • CS 509 – Programming Internals with C
  • CS 518 – Object-Oriented Programming with C++ Language
  • CS 519 – Database Systems
  • CS 520 – Data Structures and Algorithms
  • CS 546 – Applied Artificial Intelligence
  • CS 550 – Client/Server Applications Development
  • CS 560 – Advanced Database Applications
  • CS 587 – Topics in Technical Programming
  • CS 595 – Capstone Project
  • CS 599 – Research and Independent Study in Applied Computer Science and Technology
  • MCIS 400 – Client/Server Technology
  • MSIT 525 – Database Systems
  • MSIT 550 – Security Engineering
  • MSIT 565 – Advanced Database Systems