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

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    UAlbany launches first-of-its-kind Bachelor’s of Science degree in Environmental and Sustainable Engineering. Read Full Story > 

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    Dr. Guy Cortesi of Electrical and Computer Engineering was honored as a 2019 Torch Award Outstanding Nominee in recognition of his exemplary teaching and positive impact on a student. Read Full Story > 

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    Seniors Adel Muhi, Dana-Thomas Soule, and Basu Bidari explain some of the assistive technologies their teams are developing to help people with disabilities succeed in the workplace. Coverage on Spectrum News and CBS Live.

  • Interim Provost Edelgard Wulfert with Jonathan Muckel, Professor of Practice, Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Mentoring Students to Engineering Success 

    Dr. Jonathan Muckell was recognized with UAlbany’s Outstanding Achievement in Experiential Education Award for his exemplary commitment to guiding his students in community engaged and real-world engineering learning experiences.

  • 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 >
  • 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.

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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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