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Pursue a degree or take courses in computer science.
Our small, collegial PhD and MS programs ensure students get personal attention from faculty.
AI, experimental systems, human-computer interaction, theoretical computer science, and more.
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Caleb Wohn ‘22 receives 2023 CSGrad4US Graduate Fellowship.
The 2023 USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST) has conferred its Test of Ti ...
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.
Lab experience your first year in college? Yes.
With faculty and graduate student mentorship, undergraduate researchers thrive in the Rochester Human-Computer Interaction lab.Continue Reading
Diversity in Computer Science
At Rochester, we are committed to building a community that encourages women and underrepresented minorities to pursue studies in computer science. This effort has been energized by our participation in the BRAID initiative (Building, Recruiting, And Inclusion for Diversity).
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.
Annual Fall Newsletter
CAREER awards recognize promising junior faculty
Four Rochester scientists have received prestigious NSF CAREER awards, presented to early-career faculty members for research and education initiatives.Continue Reading
Seed funding reflects how data science, AR/VR transform research at Rochester
The University’s Goergen Institute for Data Science supports collaborative projects across all disciplines.Continue Reading
CAREER awards recognize role models in research, education
Six Rochester researchers have received the National Science Foundation’s most esteemed recognition for early-career faculty members.Continue Reading