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

  • 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    They say that seeing is believing—but soon, that old proverb could be out of date.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.

  •  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. 

  • 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. 

  • Daphney-Stavroula Zois

    5 Questions with Faculty: Daphney-Stavroula Zois 

    An engineering pedigree and a yen for problem solving. 

  • Siwei Lyu

    5 Questions with Faculty: Siwei Lyu 

    Teaching machines to think like humans. 

  • 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 >

  • 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 > 

  • Mariya Zheleva

    5 Questions with Professor Mariya Zheleva

    Wireless networks and the rugged places of the world. Read Full Story > 

  • Weifu Wang and Ahmed Abdelwahab

    Knot Robot

    Weifu Wang, assistant professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Ph.D. candidate Ahmed Abdelwahab work to teach robots how to tie knots and manipulate flexible objects. Read more about Professor Wang and his work. Featured in UAlbany's Photo of the Day.

  • CVML Team

    CEAS Faculty and Students Win Award in First IEEE AI City Challenge

    Working on the cutting edge of deep learning, UAlbany's Computer Vision and Machine Learning researchers are tackling real-world transportation challenges.

  • Environmental and Sustainable Engineering Department Chair, Professor Yanna Liang

    Engineering Sustainability

    CEAS announces the first leader of its brand new department.

  • Have a Question?

    Two students looking at a comuter Check our Computer Science FAQ for answers.

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    Department of Computer Science
    University at Albany
    State University of NY

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    University at Albany
       
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