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March 9, 2018
The study of computer science has undergone sweeping change in the past couple of decades, right alo ...
December 28, 2017
Andrew K. McCallum (URCS Ph.D. 1996) has been named a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machin ...
December 20, 2017
It is with great sadness that the Computer Science department shares the news of the death of Dr. Ta ...
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We've moved to Wegmans Hall in May 2017, home to CS, GIDS, CIRC
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.
Professor Hoque received a Google Faculty Research Award for his research on data-driven adaptive learning, and innovative assessment methods.
The ethics of autonomous vehicles
As a computer science major and philosophy minor, Josh Pachter is ideally suited for developing concepts for programming self-driving cars that behave ethically. His idea: create ethical machines through a process similar to how we raise children.Read More
Women in Computing
Women in Computing at Rochester continues positive growth trend
For many decades, the diversity in computer science nationally has been disproportionally lower than in other science disciplines. In an effort to change that at Rochester, many steps have been taken to help build a better community for women and underrepresented minorities in the Department of Computer Science at Rochester. The University recently featured an article about our "code like a girl" campus trend in the NewsCenter publication.Learn More
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.Learn More
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