About Us

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Arizona emphasizes high quality research and instruction in an atmosphere where undergraduate as well as graduate students benefit from the department's research programs.

The Department of Computer Science has offered masters and doctoral degrees since its founding in 1971. Our undergraduate degree program was added in 1989. 

The department has a long and distinguished reputation of excellence in research, and has strong research groups in the areas of algorithms, artificial intelligence, parallel and high performance computing, programming languages, security, systems, and visualization. The most recent National Research Council rankings place the department 16th among public Ph.D.-granting institutions nationwide. It is ranked the best computer science department of its size (15-20 faculty) among publicly funded universities, is ranked first in number of citations of papers per faculty member, and is ranked 17th overall in publications per faculty.

Christian Collberg
Professor and Interim Department Head
Department of Computer Science