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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

  • Pradeep Atrey, Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University at Albany

    Pradeep Atrey on Battling Fake News on Social Media 

    Pradeep Atrey discusses his research on detecting fake news content on social media platforms on WAMC’s The Academic Minute. Listen to the podcast or read transcript here > 
  • Siwei Lyu, Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University at Albany

    Siwei Lyu on Detecting DeepFake Videos 

    Siwei Lyu discusses recent work on detecting DeepFake videos on WAMC's The Academic Minute. Listen to the podcast or read transcript here > 
  • Tolga Soyata, Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University at Albany

     Tolga Soyata on Improving Brain-Computer Interfaces

    Tolga Soyata discusses better communication for those who can’t speak or type on WAMC’s The Academic Minute. Listen to the podcast or read transcript here > 

  • Mariya Zheleva, Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University at Albany

    Mariya Zheleva on Radio Spectrum

    Mariya Zheleva discusses whether or not the radio spectrum is a finite resource on WAMC’s The Academic Minute. Listen to the podcast or read transcript here > 

  • 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 >
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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
    Fax   (518) 437-4949

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