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Upsorn Praphamontripong

Assistant Professor
Unit: School of Engineering and Applied Science
Department: Department of Computer Science
Office location and address
Rice Hall, Room 206
85 Engineers Way
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
B.S. Thammasat University, Thailand
M.S. Central Michigan University, MI
Ph.D. ​George Mason University, VA

Upsorn Praphamontripong received her PhD (Software Engineering) from GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY. Her research interests include software engineering, software testing and maintenance, analysis and testing of web applications, usability, software reliability and performance analysis. She is also researching ways to increase capacity and retention in introductory programming courses.

CS 1111: Introduction to Programming
Credits: 3
A first course in programming, software development, and computer science. Introduces computing fundamentals and an appreciation for computational thinking. Prerequisite: Students should have some experience with programming. Note: CS 1110, 1111, 1112, 1113, and 1120 provide different approaches to teaching the same core material; students may only receive credit for one of these courses.
CS 1501: Special Topics in Computer Science
Credits: 1
Student led special topic courses which vary by semester.
CS 2910: CS Education Practicum
Credits: 1
An overview of computer science education for undergraduate students. Topics include ethics, diversity, tutoring and teaching techniques, and classroom management. Students enrolled in this course serve as a teaching assistant for a computer science course as part of their coursework.
CS 3250: Software Testing
Credits: 3
An introduction to testing for assuring software quality. Covers concepts and techniques for testing software, including testing at the unit, module, subsystem, and system levels; automatic and manual techniques for generating and validating test data; the testing process; static vs. dynamic analysis; functional testing; inspections; testing in specific application domains; and reliability assessment. Prerequisite: CS 2150 or (CS 2100 and CS 2120) with a grade of C- or better
CS 4501: Special Topics in Computer Science
Credits: 1–3
Content varies annually, depending on instructor interests and the needs of the department. Similar to CS 5501 and CS 7501, but taught strictly at the undergraduate level. Prerequisite: Instructor permission; additional specific requirements vary with topics.
CS 4640: Programming Languages for Web Applications
Credits: 3
Presents programming languages and implementations used in developing web applications. Both client and server side languages are presented as well as database languages. In addition, frameworks that enable interactive web pages are discussed as well as formatting languages. Language features and efficiencies including scoping, parameter passing, object orientation, just in time compilation and dynamic binary translation are included. Prerequisite: CS 2150 with a grade of C- or higher.
CS 4750: Database Systems
Credits: 3
Introduces the fundamental concepts for design and development of database systems. Emphasizes relational data model and conceptual schema design using ER model, practical issues in commercial database systems, database design using functional dependencies, and other data models. Develops a working relational database for a realistic application. Prerequisite: CS 2150 with grades of C- or higher.
CS 4980: Capstone Research
Credits: 1–3
This course is one option in the CS fourth-year thesis track. Students will seek out a faculty member as an advisor, and do an independent project with said advisor. Instructors can give the 3 credits across multiple semesters, if desired. This course is designed for students who are doing research, and want to use that research for their senior thesis. Note that this track could also be an implementation project, including a group-based project. Prerequisite: CS 2150 with a grade of C- or higher
CS 4993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–3
In-depth study of a computer science or computer engineering problem by an individual student in close consultation with departmental faculty. The study is often either a thorough analysis of an abstract computer science problem or the design, implementation, and analysis of a computer system (software or hardware). Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
CS 4998: Distinguished BA Majors Research
Credits: 3
Required for Distinguished Majors completing the Bachelor of Arts degree in the College of Arts and Sciences. An introduction to computer science research and the writing of a Distinguished Majors thesis. Prerequisites: CS 2150 or CS 2501 topic DSA2 with a grade of C- or higher, and BSCS major
CS 6501: Special Topics in Computer Science
Credits: 3
Course content varies by section and is selected to fill timely and special interests and needs of students. See CS 7501 for example topics. May be repeated for credit when topic varies. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
CS 6890: Industrial Applications
Credits: 1
A graduate student returning from Curricular Practical Training can use this course to claim one credit hour of academic credit after successfully reporting, orally and in writing, a summary of the CPT experience to his/her academic advisor.
CS 7993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–12
Detailed study of graduate course material on an independent basis under the guidance of a faculty member.
CS 7995: Supervised Project Research
Credits: 3
Formal record of student commitment to project research for the Master of Computer Science degree under the guidance of a faculty advisor.
CS 8897: Graduate Teaching Instruction
Credits: 1–12
For master's students who are teaching assistants.
CS 8999: Thesis
Credits: 1–12
Formal record of student commitment to thesis research for the Master of Science degree under the guidance of a faculty advisor. May be repeated as necessary.
CS 9897: Graduate Teaching Instruction
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral students who are teaching assistants.
CS 9999: Dissertation
Credits: 1–12
Formal record of student commitment to doctoral research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. May be repeated as necessary.