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Details for Computer and Information Scientists, Research


Description

Conduct research into fundamental computer and information science as theorists, designers, or inventors. Solve or develop solutions to problems in the field of computer hardware and software.

Tasks

  • Analyze problems to develop solutions involving computer hardware and software.
  • Apply theoretical expertise and innovation to create or apply new technology, such as adapting principles for applying computers to new uses.
  • Conduct logical analyses of business, scientific, engineering, and other technical problems, formulating mathematical models of problems for solution by computers.
  • Consult with users, management, vendors, and technicians to determine computing needs and system requirements.
  • Design computers and the software that runs them.
  • Evaluate project plans and proposals to assess feasibility issues.
  • Approve, prepare, monitor, and adjust operational budgets.
  • Assign or schedule tasks in order to meet work priorities and goals.
  • Develop and interpret organizational goals, policies, and procedures.
  • Develop performance standards, and evaluate work in light of established standards.
  • Direct daily operations of departments, coordinating project activities with other departments.
  • Maintain network hardware and software, direct network security measures, and monitor networks to ensure availability to system users.
  • Meet with managers, vendors, and others to solicit cooperation and resolve problems.
  • Participate in multidisciplinary projects in areas such as virtual reality, human-computer interaction, or robotics.
  • Participate in staffing decisions and direct training of subordinates.

Interests

Education, Training, Experience

Knowledge

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