Computer Science

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Undergraduate Advisement Procedures for CS and CIT Students

General Questions: 

 Computer Science and Computer Information Technology students who have completed 60 units or less can contact the CECS Student Services Center for general advisement and General Education (GE) requirements. 

Computer Science and Computer Information Technology students who have completed 61 units or more can contact your faculty adviser for an appointment. Please refer to the list below for your adviser’s contact information.  

 Entering Freshmen (mandatory advisement):

Entering freshmen students need to make an appointment with The Hub. Appointments can be made by visiting EU 150 or calling 818-677-2900 for required advisement prior to registration. 

Continuing Freshmen with 30 units or less (mandatory advisement): 

Continuing freshmen students need to make an appointment with the CECS Student Services Center. Appointments can be made by visiting JD 1501, calling 818-677-2191, or by emailing  for required advisement prior to registration. 

New Transfer Students (advisement is strongly recommended): 

First time Transfer Students transferring from another college or university should make an appointment with the CECS Student Services Center. Appointments can be made by visiting JD 1501, calling 818-677-2191, or by emailing  for required advisement prior to registration. Continuing Transfer Students can contact their faculty adviser. Please refer to the list below for your adviser’s contact information. 

Graduate Students: 

Graduate students should email the Computer Science Department Graduate Coordinator by emailing  all advising questions. 

Academic Probation (mandatory advisement): 

Students on academic probation need to make an appointment with the CECS Student Services Center. Appointments can be made by visiting JD 1501, calling 818-677-2191, or by emailing for required advisement prior to registration. 

Disqualified Students (mandatory advisement after receiving readmission letter): 

Recently disqualified students and students with questions regarding their readmission academic contracts should make an appointment to see the Computer Science Department Chair, Dr. Kaplan. Appointments can be made by emailing  or by calling 818-677-3398. 

MEP/EOP Students (mandatory advisement): 

Students participating in the MEP/EOP programs need to make an appointment with the CECS Student Services Center by visiting JD 1501 or calling 818-677-2191 or by emailing for required advisement prior to registration. 

Graduation Evaluations and Career Advisement by Faculty Advisors: 

If you wish to visit with a computer science professor regarding career advisement, the selection of concentrated studies electives or to start the process referred to as a graduation evaluation, please consult the following table. Students who wish to schedule an appointment should contact their advisor by email; to help expedite the appointment process, students should include their telephone number and their reasons for wishing to see their advisor in the email message. 

Note: Students may elect to stay with a previously assigned advisor or select a different faculty advisor, if that advisor agrees. 

 The advisement table below is updated every semester.

Student’s Last Name 

Faculty Advisor 

Email 

Office 

A

Dewey, Kyle

kyle.dewey@csun.edu  

JD4419 
BFitzgerald, Steven steven.fitzgerald@csun.edu 

 JD4435 

CHsu, Wen-Chin (Amy) hsu.wen-chin@csun.edu 

JD4414 

DLiu, Li liu@csun.edu 

JD4443 

EJalali, Maryam 

maryam.jalalitabar@csun.edu 

JD3333 

FMcIlhenny, Robert robert.mcilhenny@csun.edu 

JD4413 

GMkrtchyan, Katya katya.mkrtchyan@csun.edu 

 JD4413 

HNoga, John jnoga@csun.edu 

 JD4429 

ICovington, Richard cov@csun.edu 

 JD3311 

JBendavid, Cecile cecile.bendavid@csun.edu

 JD4501  

KWang, Taehyung (George) wang@csun.edu

 JD4447 

LWiegley, Jeff 

jeffw@csun.edu 

 JD4407 
MZartoshty, Bahram 

bzartoshty@csun.edu 

 JD4441 
N

Jiang, Xunfei 

xunfei.jiang@csun.edu  JD3519 
OPham, Son 

son.pham@csun.edu 

 JD4403
P - ZBendavid, Cecile cecile.bendavid@csun.edu

 JD4501