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.
Georgetown Now: Mark Maloof in Conversation with Georgetown President John J. DeGioia
Mark Maloof had a conversation with President DeGioia for the Georgetown Now series about the progress the Department of Computer Science has made over the past twenty years, educating first-year CS students, aspects of machine learning, and the challenges of online instruction
Micah Sherr Appointed to the Callahan Chair
Micah Sherr has been appointed to the Callahan Chair in Georgetown College in recognition of his contributions to research and mentoring.
Clay Shields and Mark Maloof receive NSF Funding for Outreach Activities
Clay Shields and Mark Maloof recently received a supplement from the National Science Foundation to fund three outreach activities designed to recrui…
Sean MacAvaney Receives Outstanding Intern Award from Allen Institute for AI
Allen Institute for AI (AI2) outstanding intern award recognizes exceptional summer interns who went above and beyond as researchers and as colleagues. AI2 recognizes their outstanding contributions with an unrestricted gift of $10,000 directly to the student, as well as an invitation to return to AI2 for another internship.
Benjamin Ujcich Joins CS Faculty as an Assistant Professor
Benjamin Ujcich joined Georgetown after completing Ph.D. at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research interests include security, networking, systems, provenance, accountability, and data protection.
Sasha Golevnev Joins CS Faculty as an Assistant Professor
Sasha Golovnev obtained Ph.D. from NYU, and completed a post-doc at Harvard University before joining Georgetown. His research interests include computational complexity, algorithms, pseudorandomness, cryptography, and learning theory.
Kobbi Nissim Receives the Prestigious Distinguished Achievement in Research Award from Georgetown University
The award recognizes Kobbi Nissim’s fundamental contributions to the theory and practical application of differential privacy, algorithmic mechanisms that allow maximal information to be gleaned from sensitive datasets while maintaining the privacy of individual data.
Georgetown Students Among DC Inno 25 Under 25
DC Inno named four Georgetown students among the 25 under 25 for their work on Globally Unified Air Quality (GUAC). Two of these students, Simra Ali and Michael Bartholic, are CS majors.