New Faculty

Dr. Sarah Adel Bargal will join the Computer Science department in fall 2022 as an Assistant Professor and Provost’s Distinguished Faculty Fellow.

Dr. Bargal’s research is in the areas of computer vision and machine learning, including notable recent contributions in explainable AI. She has received several awards and fellowships in recognition of her research and teaching. Dr. Bargal is currently a Research Assistant Professor at Boston University, where she previously obtained PhD in 2019.

Kobbi Nissim

ACM Paris Kanellakis Theory and Practice Award

Professor Kobbi Nissim and his co-authors are recipients of the prestigious 2021 ACM Paris Kanellakis Theory and Practice Award for their ground-breaking and impactful work on differential privacy. More information at

Welcome to the Department of Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science at Georgetown University, in the heart of Washington, DC, is home to higher education and advanced research on the cutting edge of computing and technology. BS, BA, MS, and Ph.D. programs connect students with the ideas, skills, and opportunities to shape the digital world we live in. The department is rapidly growing, with current core research areas of algorithms and theory; security, privacy, and cryptography; and data-centric computing. Faculty members in the department have been honored with a Gödel Prize, Test-of-Time awards, membership in the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, NSF CAREER awards, and Best Paper awards, among other accolades. Students and faculty engage beyond the department through interdisciplinary courses and research, campus initiatives like guWeCode, public and private sector internships, local computing groups, and regional events.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

All Upcoming Events

PhD Dissertation Defense: Katina RussellJul. 8

  • 12:00 pm
  • 326 St. Mary’s Hall

PhD Dissertation Defense: Nairen CaoJul. 8

  • 2:00 pm
  • 326 St. Mary’s Hall

New Faculty

Dr . Elissa Redmiles   will join the Department of Computer Science as an Assistant Professor in 2023 . Dr . Redmiles has made important contributions in the area o…

Hoya Hacks 2022

Hoya Hacks is a hackathon organized annually at Georgetown University . Hoya Hacks 2022 was held during January 28 – 30 , 2022…