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. 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
Nathalie Japkowicz was invited as keynote speaker for the National Cancer Institute Workshop on Artificial Intelligence for Radiation Oncology Research and Management. April 4, 2019, at the NCI Campus, Rockville, Maryland.
Mark Nelson was invited to participate in the Shonan Meeting "Artificial General Intelligence in Games." March 18 – 21, 2019, at Shonan Village Center, Kanagawa, Japan.
Mark Nelson was invited to give the keynote at the Symposium on Live Game Design, the concluding event of a 3-year applied research project funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, for which he also served as external scientific advisor. February 27, 2019, at the Volkshotel, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Nathalie Japkowicz was invited to give a talk at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) weekly seminar for Congressional staffers on current trends in machine learning capabilities, research, and technologies. February 21, 2019, at UPenn's Biden Center.
Arthur Shapiro was selected to receive a 2019 Outstanding Faculty Mentorship in Undergraduate Research award from AU, based on nominations submitted by his students.
Chun-Hsi Huang received an award of $219,006 from the National Science Foundation for the 2018-2019 Program Director in the Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace Program through the Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA).
Arthur Shapiro won first place in the 10th Visual Illusion and Auditory Illusion Contest in Japan, for his illusion "Helix Rotation: A New Twist on Pulfrich and Hess."