Student Advisement

Advisor Approval

All non-degree and Master's Computer Science and Information Systems students need advisor approval before they can register for courses. Advisor approval will begin approximately six weeks before registration is to begin. Communication from the department will be sent out to students each semester with instructions on how to receive advisor approval.

Students with a last name that begins with the letter A-M have Betty Tsang,, as their advisor. Students with a last name that begins with N-Z have James Paguyo,, as their advisor. Students should be sure to review the course schedule for the upcoming semester so they have an idea of courses they are interested in taking.

Please note that students are not required to to receive advisor approval for the summer semester. If you wish to register for a summer course, you can e-mail your advisor and request that your advisor approval hold be removed. Of course, if you would like to meet with your advisor to discuss your progress and plans, that is fine. In that case, e-mail your advisor to request a meeting.

Contact Information

Betty Tsang
Assistant Director, Academic Affairs, Graduate Programs
Office Hours: Monday - Wednesday, Friday, 9:00am - 12:30pm and 1:30pm - 5:00pm; Please make an appointment. Priority given to appointments.
Telecommuting: Thursday, 9:00am - 12:30pm and 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Room 326, Warren Weaver Hall
(212) 998-3061
Students with last names A-M should contact Betty Tsang. Make an appointment with Betty here.

James Paguyo
Program Administrator, Graduate Programs
Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday - Friday, 10:00am - 1:30pm and 2:30pm - 6:00pm; Please make an appointment. Priority given to appointments.
Telecommuting: Tuesday, 10:00am - 1:30pm and 2:30pm - 6:00pm
Room 324, Warren Weaver Hall
(212) 998-3064
Students with last names N-Z should contact James Paguyo. Make an appointment with James here.

Professor Benjamin Goldberg
Director of Graduate Studies, Computer Science
Room 401, Warren Weaver Hall
(212) 998-3495
dgs at

Professor Jean-Claude Franchitti
Associate Director of Graduate Studies for the CS Master's program in Information Systems
Room 309, Warren Weaver Hall
(212) 998-3014
jcf at