Christopher Ogden

Assistant Professor of Computer Science
231 Ayers Hall

Christopher Ogden graduated Magna cum Laude with his undergraduate degree in Computer Engineering from the ABET certified Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of South Alabama with an unweighted 3.83 cumulative GPA at the top of his Spring 2003 graduating class. He earned a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering in 2005 and a Master of Science degree in Mathematics in 2008 from the University of South Alabama. His work during his Master of Science in Electrical Engineering degree resulted in a published thesis entitled “Analysis of the Electrical Transients of Appliances in the Laboratory-Based PEM Fuel Cell House”. Prior to entering his Ph.D. program at Florida State University, he worked at Teledyne Continental Motors as a Systems Engineer.

He completed his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Computer Science at Florida State University in August 2016 with the publication of his dissertation entitled, “Soft Error Event Monte Carlo Modeling and Simulation: Impacts of Soft Error Events on Computer Memory”. He has published in IEEE Transactions on Reliability. In 2020, he published a e-Textbook entitled “Introduction to C++ Programming” through the Kendall Hunt Publishing Company.

Dr. Christopher Ogden has introduced several data science classes at JSU that are being incorporated into a Minor in Data Science at JSU. He has spoken at several conferences and continues to actively support the ACESE conference committee, the Data Science committee, and the Computer Science Curriculum committee. His research interests include Computer Architecture, Computer Reliability Modeling and Simulation, Monte Carlo Methods, Stochastic Programming, and Software Engineering.

Christopher Ogden

Courses Taught

  • CS 201 Introduction to Information Technology
  • CS 202 Honors Introduction to Information Technology
  • CS 230 Fundamentals of Computing
  • CS 231 Computer Programming I
  • CS 232 Computer Programming II
  • CS 234 Discrete Computational Structures
  • CS 438 Business Intelligence and Data Mining
  • CS 521 Applied Software Engineering I
  • CS 523 Applies Software Engineering II

Academic/Research Interests

  • Computer Architecture
  • Computer Reliability Modeling and Simulation
  • Monte Carlo Methods
  • Stochastic Programming,
  • Software Engineering


  • Ph.D. in Computer Science – Florida State University – 2016
  • MS in Mathematics – University of South Alabama – 2008
  • MS in Electrical Engineering – University of South Alabama – 2005
  • BS in Computer Engineering – University of South Alabama – 2003