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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.
Professor Jiebo Luo of Computer Science was successful in the competitive membership elect ...
Schwartz Scholars, funded through the Office of Undergraduate Research: Jeewong Chang R ...
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.
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
Performance under pressure at NASA’s Lunabotics competition
Rochester undergraduate students banded together to overcome multiple crises while fielding their robot on a simulated lunar surface at Kennedy Space Center.Continue Reading
Two Rochester researchers named AAAS fellows
The world’s largest multidisciplinary scientific society has recognized Nicholas Bigelow and Michael Scott for their distinguished efforts to advance science.Continue Reading
Software uses selfies to detect early symptoms of Parkinson’s disease
Rochester computer scientist Ehsan Hoque and his colleagues have harnessed machine learning to accurately identify signs of the neurological disease by analyzing facial muscles.Continue Reading
A new way to prepare doctors for difficult conversations
University of Rochester researchers have developed SOPHIE, a virtual ‘patient’ that trains doctors in explaining end-of-life options.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.
As part of a top-tier research university, we partner with many schools, departments, and centers across campus.