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    Chen Ding welcomes, inspires undergraduate researchers

    May 20, 2020

    Over the last 16 years, Chen Ding, professor of computer science, has offered research internships t ...

    Ehsan Hoque named an ‘emerging leader’ by National Academy of Medicine

    May 12, 2020

    Ehsan Hoque, a University of Rochester expert in human-computer interaction, is one of 10 new emergi ...

    PhD student Laasya Bangalore wins Curtis Award

    April 28, 2020

    Second-year PhD student Laasya Bangalore was selected as one of the winners of the 2020 Edward Peck...

    The CS Department mourns the loss of Professor Randal Nelson

    April 28, 2020

    Professor Randal C. Nelson passed away unexpectedly on April 19, 2020 at the age of 61.

    PhD student Lele Chen Awarded the Barnard Fellowship

    April 27, 2020

    Second-year Ph.D. student Lele Chen (supervised by Professor Chenliang Xu) was awarded the Arts, Sci ...

    9 CS Seniors Inducted to Phi Beta Kappa

    April 17, 2020

    9 CS Seniors were inducted to Phi Beta Kappa this year. Founded in 1776, PBK is the nation's oldest...

    Rochester Fifth in Computer Vision

    January 13, 2020

    In January 2020, the CS Rankings reports showed that, in the area of computer vi ...

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    As part of a top-tier research university, we partner with many schools, departments, and centers across campus.
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    Computer Science Building

    Get to know us!

    Our undergraduate program has grown significantly since our first 10 bachelor degrees were conferred in 1996. Fast forward to 2019 when we graduated 134 students. Follow our journey through the years.

    Some of our alumni have been working hard to make their start-up dreams come true. Read about their stories of entrepreneurship.

    Our computer science graduate students are involved in a wide variety of research and activities. Learn about their experiences at the University of Rochester on our graduate student profiles page.

    Our computer science alumni are a diverse and accomplished group of people who have gone on to pursue their own unique paths in life. Learn about their journeys on our alumni profiles page.

    URCS was founded as a PhD-only department in 1974. The first degrees were awarded in 1980. The department typically admits 10–12 PhD students each fall, and graduates about 7 every year.


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    Celebrating the PhD Graduates of 2020

    The department would like to celebrate the PhD graduates of computer science. Congratulations to the Class of 2020 on this great achievement!


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    Celebrating the MS Graduates of 2020

    The department would like to celebrate the MS graduates of computer science. Congratulations to the Class of 2020 on this great achievement!


    Featured News

    New training in AR/VR tech gives Rochester doctoral students an edge

    A $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation will establish a structured, well-rounded training program for University scholars applying augmented and virtual reality in health, education, design, and other fields.

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    Biomedical engineering graduate student Tom Stoll, right, adjusts a virtual reality head-mounted display on assistant professor Ross Maddox. The array of speakers in Maddox's lab allows researchers to simulate realistic listening environments.

    Henry Kautz receives ACM AAAI Allen Newell Award

    Computer Science Professor Henry Kautz received the 2018 ACM AAAI Allen Newell Award for his fundamental contributions to theory and practice in knowledge representation and reasoning, planning and plan recognition, and computational social science. Professor Kautz's work, like that of the prize's namesake Allen Newell, has spanned multiple disciplines and areas—demonstrating the power and versatility of computer science.

    The ACM - AAAI Allen Newell Award is presented to an individual selected for career contributions that have breadth within computer science, or that bridge computer science and other disciplines.

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    Following in his brother’s footsteps—and making his own mark

    Bobby Gerami has taken advantage of many opportunities at Rochester, getting involved with the After Hours a cappella group; club basketball; and the Students’ Association, where he served as treasurer. Gerami will graduate with degrees in computer science and economics and head to Seattle for a job as a software engineering analyst.

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    Computer Science doctoral student wins Department of Energy fellowships

    Louis Jenkins, a first-year doctoral student from Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania, is the University’s first computer science student to receive the Department of Energy's Computational Science Graduate Fellowship.

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    Three faculty members from CS named ACM Fellows

    Three of the 56 newly elected fellows of the Association for Computer Machinery (ACM) are faculty members of the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University of Rochester. Two hold primary appointments in the Computer Science Department (Professor and Chair Sandhya Dwarkadas and Professor Jiebo Luo), and one holds a secondary appointment in Computer Science (Professor and Dean of the Hajim School Wendi Heinzelman).

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    URCS faculty to be part of Parkinson's research center at URMC

    The University of Rochester has been selected as a Morris K. Udall Center of Excellence in Parkinson’s Disease Research by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). The new $9.2 million award brings together researchers from industry and multiple academic institutions to focus on the development of digital tools to enhance understanding of the disease, engage broad populations in research, and accelerate the development of new treatments for Parkinson’s disease.

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    Diversity in Computer Science

    For many decades, the diversity in computer science nationally has been disproportionally lower than in other science disciplines.  The effort to increase our diversity in Computer Science has been energized by our participation in BRAID . We have graduated ~34% female for the last two graduating classes, nearly double the national average graduation rates. Our ability to send a greater number of our students to the Grace Hopper Conference for Women in Technology as well as additional diversity conferences each year has been directly related to our part in the BRAID initiative. Computer Science students continue to build a community that encourages women and underrepresented minorities to pursue studies in Computer Science.   Here are some additional resources for diversity information at Rochester:

    Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)

    National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

    Women in Computing at Rochester (URWiC)

     

    Why CSC?

    Computer science is a broad and in-demand field, influencing areas like health, entertainment, and big data.

    At the University of Rochester, our emphasis on cross-collaboration and elite undergraduate and graduate programs prepares our students for industry, research, and academic positions.

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