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

  • Historical Schuyler building will be the home of UAlbany's College of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

    Q - Why is @ualbany building an engineering college? 

    A - @AlbanyBizReview: "The number of workers in architecture and engineering occupations jumped nearly 30% between 2014 and 2016, and is up nearly 50% since 2011." (Albany Business Review, February 23, 2018. Subscriber content.)

  • AI reality

    The Reality-Distorting Tools of the Future 

    They say that seeing is believing—but soon, that old proverb could be out of date.  In a Science Friday broadcast, Siwei Lyu explains how AI-assisted 'DeepFakes' can distort the future. Interview highlights here.

  • Student looking at a computer screen - a reminder to check our online security

    Protect Yourself

    February is Data Privacy Month. See what Professor Pradeep Atrey and other faculty experts have to say about online security. 

  •  Charalampos Chelmis and his wife, Daphney-Stavroula Zois, in front of hot air balloons at the Adirondack Balloon Festival in September 2017.

    5 Questions with Faculty: Charalampos Chelmis 

    A big data analyst who can really dance. 

  • slick photo of a city

    Can Smart Phones Make Cities Smarter? 

    Are mobile devices the answer to affordable urban technology? Professor Tolga Soyata and his students are researching some possibilities. Read Full Story > 

  • Daphney Zois, Charalampos Chelmis, and Wonhyung Lee, assistant professors in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science, and Social Welfare, respectively

    Making Communities Smarter and More Connected 

    How an electrical engineer, computer scientist, and social work researcher are combining forces to create smarter and more connected communities. Read Full Story >

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    Department of Computer Science
    University at Albany
    State University of NY

    UAB 403
    University at Albany
    1400 Washington Avenue
    Albany, NY 12222

    Phone (518) 437-4950
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