The Department of Computer Science (CS) currently offers B.S., B.A., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science, and B.S. and M.S. degrees in Software Engineering. The department also offers an accelerated B.S./M.S. program, in which academically qualified students complete both degrees in five years. Our programs are recognized by employers as some of the best in the region, and even across the country, as evidenced by the recruiting of many of our students by Microsoft, Amazon, Google, and other nationally and internationally prestigious companies.
The department has research and education programs in software engineering, artificial intelligence, cognitive modeling and human computer interaction, computer vision and graphics, high performance computing, networks and security, symbolic computation, and computer science education. The department also offers a gaming concentration in conjunction with Digital Media. In 2012 a team of our undergraduate students claimed the world championship at Microsoft Imagine Cup.
Our department is supported by major federal research grants from NSF, DARPA, ONR, DoD, DoE, DoJ and NIST, as well as by private sources such as UNISYS, Nissan, Lockheed Martin, Intel, Sun Microsystems and Microsoft. One third of our faculty have received an NSF CAREER award, and our core research groups in applied AI, human-computer interaction, computer vision, computer security, symbolic computing, and software engineering are internationally recognized. The CS Department has hosted several international research conferences, including the 2003 ACM International Symposium on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation (ISSAC), the first annual IEEE Multi-Agent Security and Survivability Symposium (MAS&S), the IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance 2006, and the International Conference on Cognitive Modeling 2010.