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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

Students whirring through DMTI.

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

Job opening: We're hiring a tenure-track or tenured professor (any rank), to start in Fall 2023.

Nathalie Japkowicz was a lecturer at DeepLearn 2023, the 8th International School on Deep Learning that took place from January 16 to January 20, 2023 in Bournemouth, UK. She presented three lectures on the topic of “Learning from Class Imbalances”.

Nathalie Japkowicz gave an invited talk at Ben Gurion University, Israel on December 26, where she presented American University’s Lifelong Learning Project supported by DARPA and led by Michael Baron, Roberto Corizzo, and Nathalie Japkowicz.

David Dunleavy (MS '22) won the Graduate Physical Sciences Workshop at the Mathias Student Research Conference.

American Magazine wrote about the career of Vandi Verma (CAS/MS ’96), chief robotic operations engineer for the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover.

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