Pathway to Career Success

For students who want to make their mark in the American high-tech economy, UAlbany provides a strong foundation in software development and advanced use of technology.

The Department of Computer Science is the natural home for students interested in artificial intelligence, forensics, graphics, modeling and simulation, natural language processing, networks, parallel and distributed processing, security, software engineering practice and principles, algorithms, discrete mathematics, logic and optimization.

The Department is one of three major components in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, along with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Department of Environmental and Sustainable Engineering.

Computer Science offers three bachelor’s degrees, a combined B.S./M.S., a computer science minor, an M.S. degree, and a Ph.D. program that prepares the student for a career as a creative research scholar or an industrial scientist.

The knowledge and skills gained through the Department in computer science prepare students for careers in a broad range of information technology opportunities and many related fields.  We believe in "Empowering People Through Information."


College and Departmental News

  • Thurman Network Diagram

    Using Next-Gen Wireless Technology to Improve Emergency Response

    Bolstered by a $1.5M NSF grant, a research team lead by Mariya Zheleva and Petko Bogdanov of Computer Science is developing technology to improve broadband access in rural areas.

  • College of Engineering graduate students working under the direction of Professor Hany Elgala, Electrical and Computer Engineering

    UAlbany Launches Graduate Programs in Electrical and Computer Engineering 

    The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences launches graduate degrees in electrical and computer engineering. Read Full Story >
  • Computer Science Associate Professor Pradeep Atrey and doctoral student Shivam Parikh

    The Fake News Detector 

    How do modern technology and the democratization of news sources fool us? Computer Science doctoral student Shiv Parikh and Associate Professor Pradeep Atrey look at the challenges associated with detecting fake news. Read Full Story > 
  • Photo from left, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering Hany Elgala and his research team, doctoral students Ahmed Hussein, Priti Pachpande, and Monette Khadr.

    Getting You There on Time 

    New technology coming out of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences could reduce the snarls of public transportation. Read Full Story > 

  • Photo from left, Hany, Farah, Riham and Omar during a diving trip in 2017 at Sahl Hasheesh on Red Sea coast of Egypt.

    5 Questions with Faculty: Hany Elgala 

    A cross-cultural approach to living and learning. Read Full Story >

  • SUNY Chancellor Award medal

    SUNY Chancellor Award Winner Siwei Lyu

    Congratulations to Dr. Siwei Lyu, associate professor of computer science, who was awarded a 2018 SUNY Chancellor Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities. This honor is conferred to recognize consistently superior professional achievement and to encourage the ongoing pursuit of excellence. 

  • Image of Bee Notified logo - hand with a smartwatch

    Creating Employment Resources for the Disabled

    Electrical and Computer Engineering students embark on a mission. Read Full Story > 

  • Professor Feng Chen, Computer Science, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, UAlbany

    Seeking Patterns in Big Data 

    Can we find a way to understand the avalanche of information from Big Data in a coherent way? Ask Professor Feng Chen, the newest CEAS faculty member to be selected for the prestigious NSF CAREER Award. Read Full Story > 

  • Professor Yelin Kim, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, UAlbany

    Toward an Emotionally Intelligent AI  

    Alexa can hear you — but can she understand you? Read Full Story > 

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    Department of Computer Science
    University at Albany
    State University of NY

    UAB 400
    University at Albany
    1400 Washington Avenue
    Albany, NY 12222

    Phone (518) 437-4950
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