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.
Matt Blaze and Co-Authors Receive Test-of-Time Award
Matt Blaze and co-authors Joan Feigenbaum and Jack Lacy received the Test-of-Time Award for their paper Decentralized Trust Management that appeared in the 1996 IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (also known as the “Oakland conference”).
Cal Newport’s Articles Appear in New Yorker, Communications of the ACM and Wired Magazine
Cal is an author of several books, including “Digital Minimalism” and “Deep Work”, that address issues at the intersection of technology and culture….
Adrian Hertel, Minor in Computer Science, Develops Program To Let You Know When Food Delivery Slots Open Up
Adrian Hertel, a Georgetown student who minors in computer science, created a program that will automatically notify users when time slots open on Amazon Fresh or Whole Foods.
Best Paper Award for Shaobo Wang, Wenchao Zhou and co-authors, for their 2020 EDBT paper titled “Provenance for Probabilistic Logic Programs”.
EDBT (International Conference on Extending Database Technology) is a leading international forum for database researchers, developers, and users.
J. Smart and collaborators at Georgetown University develop COVID-2019 Symptom Tracker
Leveraging Georgetown University’s AvesTerra knowledge orchestration framework, the university has a history of developing and implementing sociotechnical systems including development of platforms that inform public health.
Georgetown Students Win the Hack for Good Challenge at TartanHacks 2020
Georgetown team consisting Wendy Boeker, Karina Chan, Karissa Prayogo , and David Yao participated in TartanHacks 2020 at CMU and won the Microsoft Hack for Good Challenge.
Prof. Ophir Frieder’s Explainable AI-Driven Prescription Prediction Technology Licensed by Maxeler Technologies
Using the patent-pending technology developed at Georgetown’s Information Retrieval Laboratory, Maxeler intends to work with the researchers at Georgetown to productize scalable, patient-specific, prescription selectors, reducing drug resistance, thereby improving patient care.