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.
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
The Spring 2020 Research Colloquium series started with a guest lecture on February 12 by Lei Ding from Accenture Labs, "Understanding Vulnerabilities in Artificial Intelligence to Preserve Digital Trust".
Nathalie Japkowicz, Alex Godwin, and Mike Treanor won faculty Mellon grants to support Spring 2020 research projects.
Alp Aziz joined the department as a full-time Lecturer from Spring 2020. He was previously a data scientist at the World Bank.