Cutting-Edge Research with an Impact

Faculty Research

  • In Computer Science, basic and applied research by faculty members spans the discipline, dealing with topics from artificial intelligence to data mining to software validation.
  • In Information Science, research covers a wide range of topics from research methods and statistics to human-computer interactions to multimedia organization and retrieval. Informatics related research topics range from computer science and technology to business, education, geology, physics, sociology, social welfare, and even music. All doctoral students must conduct original research. They should begin thinking about their broad research topic and discussing it with the faculty as early as possible.

Related Research Centers

Students may broaden their experience with real-world applications through any of the related research centers:

  • Institute for Informatics, Logics and Security Studies (ILS) ILS is a multi-disciplinary organization conducting advanced research in various aspects of computational informatics. The Institute's mission is to increase the University at Albany's reputation and visibility as a center of excellence in information technology research and education.
  • Center for Technology in Government (CTG) The Center conducts applied research and partnership projects on the policy, management, and technology issues surrounding information use in the public sector. Research areas include e-government, inter-organizational knowledge networks, electronic records, and digital government.
  • Center for Policy Research (CPR) This center, at the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, is the primary focus for public policy research and analysis within the University community. It aims to improve policy processes and decision-making at all levels of government.

Student Research

Conducting research is a vital part of coursework for both undergraduate and graduate degrees. Students work with professors, or advisers, to design research projects that will advance their studies. The four related research centers provide real world case studies to help both students and practitioners improve their abilities.

Announcement: CEAS Establishing Department of Computer Engineering

The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences is currently in the process of establishing a Department of Computer Engineering.

Final approvals for the curriculum and department structure are in progress through campus governance processes. Once approved, students earning an undergraduate degree in the department will integrate concepts from engineering, mathematics, computer science and physics to learn how to design, build and operate systems with integrated digital hardware and computer software components. The degree will provide access to careers in hardware, software and systems engineering in industry, government, and academic sectors.

For more information, please contact Ann Marie Murray at or 518-956-8031.

The department is in the process of recruiting a chair and faculty. Please see our Employment Opportunities page for more information.