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Jose Cordova
Associate Professor
School of Acctg, Finan, & Info Serv
HMPH 345
318-342-1855
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Jose L Cordova, PhD
Associate Professor, Computer Science
Computer Science Accreditation Coordinator

Education

Ph D

1992, Computer Science
Mississippi State University

MS

1988, Computer Science
Mississippi State University

BS

1986, Computer Science
Mississippi State University

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Cordova is originally from San Salvador, El Salvador, and has worked at ULM since August 1995.  Dr. Cordova has served as Chair of the Computer Science program since 2005 and currently holds the Kitty Degree Endowed Professorship in Computer Science.

Research Interests

Dr. Cordova's research interests are focused on Computer Science Education, Experimental Computer Science, Algorithms, Discrete Mathematics, and Artificial Intelligence.

Recent Publications

Cordova, J. L. (1988). CAT-KBES: A multilevel approach to knowledge representation. Proceedings of the 26th Annual ACM Southeast Regional Conference.
Hodges, J., Cordova, J. L. (1989). Improving the performance of an expert system with the use of heuristic search techniques. Proceedings of the 27th Annual ACM Southeast Regional Conference.
Hodges, J., Cordova, J. L., Graves, W., Talor, C. (1991). An expert system for the recommendation of visual aids (pp. 99-107). Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems.
Cordova, J. L., Hodges, J. (1992). The automation initialization of an object-oriented knowledge base. Proceedings of the 30th Annual ACM Southeast Regional Conference.
Hodges, J., Cordova, J. L. (1993). Automatically building a knowledge base through natural language text analysis (pp. 921-938). International Journal of Intelligent Systems.
Boggess, L., Hodge, J., Cordova, J. L. (1995). Automated knowledge derivation: domain-independent techniques for domain-restricted text sources (pp. 871-893). International Journal of Intelligent Systems.
Cordova, J. L. (1999). A Comparative Evaluation of Web-Based Algorithm Visualization Systems for Computer Science Education. Journal of Computing in Small Colleges & Proceedings of the Tenth Annual CCSC South Central Conference.
Cordova, J. L. (1999). Mathematical Proofs as Graph Search Problems in Theory Courses. Proceedings of the SIGCSE '99 Technical Symposium.
Cordova, J. L. (2003). The Use of Web-based Visualization Techniques and Its Effect on Student Comprehension. Journal of Computing Science in Colleges & Proceedings of the First Annual CCSC Mid South Conference.
Smith, L., Cordova, J. L. (2005). Weighted Primary Trait Analysis for Computer Program Evaluation. Journal of Computing Science in Colleges & Proceedings of the Third Annual CCSC Mid South Conference.
Magoun, A. D., Cordova, J. L., Smith, L. (2005). Automating the Generation of Prescription Files for the Aerial Application of Insecticides. Proceedings of the 20th ARDS Workshop.
Cage, B. N., Steckline, C. T., Oliver, P., Cordova, J. L., Blackburn, C. A., McClelland, J. F., Fassett, B. R., Goodwyn, M. Several Short Sections. Provost, Faculty Senate, Deans working with FS Ex. Board on integration of Action Plan into University Strategic Plan.
Wiedemeier, P. D., Cordova, J. L., Smith, L., Taylor, K. W. (2007). An Evaluation of the Efficacy of Seminars in Retaining and Recruiting Computer Science Majors (pp. 78-86). Indiana: The Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges.
Steckline, C. T., Rettenmayer, J. W., Sutherlin, J., Oliver, P., Colvin, L. C., Cordova, J. L. (2007). "Shared Governance Procedures". Monroe, LA: Shared Governance Committee.
Cordova, J. L., Eaton, V., Taylor, K. W. (2011). Experiences in Wonderland: A Success Story with Alice. CCSC.
Cordova, J., Eaton, V., Greer, T., Smith, L. (2017). A Comparison of CS Majors and Non-CS Majors Attitudes Regarding Computer Security Threats (pp. 4-10). Walton, NY: The Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges.
Cordova, J., Eaton, V., Greer, T., Smith, L. (2018). A Comparison of CS Majors and Non-CS Majors Attitudes and Practices Regarding Password Strength (pp. 69-75). Walton, NY: Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges.
Cordova, J., Eaton, V., Greer, T., Smith, L. (2019). A Comparison of Perceptions of CS Majors and Non-CS Majors Regarding Email Security (pp. 31-37). New York, NY: The Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges.

Awards & Honors

April 2003 Outstanding Faculty Member - College of Arts And Sciences.

Courses Taught

CSCI 1070Computer Literacy, 1 course(s)

CSCI 2003INTERMEDIATE PROGRAMMING, 6 course(s)

CSCI 2073FILE AND DATA STRUCTURES, 19 course(s)

CSCI 2098ETHICAL & PROF ISSUES IN COMP, 4 course(s)

CSCI 3005ANALYSIS OF ALGORITHMS, 8 course(s)

CSCI 3010Org Of Programming Languages, 1 course(s)

CSCI 3013COMPUTER THEORY, 4 course(s)

CSCI 3026ADV DISCRETE STRUCTURES, 16 course(s)

CSCI 4061COOPERATIVE EDUCATION EXP, 6 course(s)

CSCI 4065ADV TOPICS IN COMPUTER SCIENCE, 2 course(s)

CSCI 4083Artificial Intelligence, 3 course(s)