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Why CS at AU?

The Department of Computer Science at American University balances the practical and theoretical aspects of computer science and provides students with a background for professional employment or further study in the discipline.

Computer Science at AU

The Department of Computer Science at American University balances the practical and theoretical aspects of computer science and provides students with a background for professional employment or further study in the discipline. Our graduates move on to a wide range of careers that includes software development and design, multimedia computing, artificial intelligence and computer vision, and other technical computing professions.

As a student in our department, you will:

  • Master state-of-the-art technologies necessary to keep pace with this rapidly changing field.
  • Receive individual attention in classes with fewer than 20 students.
  • Conduct research and complete independent studies with faculty members actively researching a variety of fields, including: artificial intelligence, scientific computing, databases and knowledge discovery, computer architecture, computational geometry, and computer vision.
  • Obtain internships and utilize resources at the various high-tech companies and government agencies in the Washington, DC area, including: IBM, Mellon Bank, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and a variety of nonprofit organizations and start-up companies

Bulletins

AU hosted the National Student Leadership Conference on Cybersecurity in July 2019.

Bei Xiao co-organized the 2019 Computational Vision Summer School in Freudenstadt, Black Forest, Germany, June 30-July 7, 2019.

CS major Evan Jeing won a NASA AU STEM Student Summer Research Award to support his project "Visual and Haptic Perception of Object Material Properties in VR", during Summer 2019.

Nathalie Japkowicz and Michael Baron (Math/Stats) received an award of $208,598 from the Lifelong Learning Machines (L2M) DARPA program.

Mark Nelson was invited to participate in the Shonan Meeting "Artificial General Intelligence in Games." March 18 – 21, 2019.

More Achievements and News

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Labs and Research

The department hosts and works with many labs on campus including the Design and Build Lab, Game Lab, and the Center for Innovation.

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Technology ·

The Computer Science Department is on a Roll

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Students Maya Kinley-Hanlon, David Bialy, and Jacob Vancampen with Philip Johnson in AU’s gravitational wave detector lab.

Student Opportunities

CS students participate in a variety of clubs, organizations, competitions, conferences, internships, and scholarship programs.

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Science ·

A Building Made for Collaboration

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