The Department of Computer Science offers a dynamic program of graduate study that integrates quality research and teaching. The Department has been ranked best of its size among public universities by the National Research Council, and has a distinguished record of influential software distribution. Graduates include researchers at AT&T Labs, HP Labs, BBN, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, and IBM Almaden, and faculty at Davis, Rice, and Virginia.
The Department excels in the core concepts of computer science. Current areas of research include algorithms, bioinformatics, compilers, computational geometry, database systems, embedded systems, green computing, information visualization, network systems, operating systems, parallel and distributed computing, programming languages, security, and storage systems.