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.
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.
Nazli Goharian and MedStar Collaborators Receive AHRQ R01 Grant
Nazli Goharian in collaboration with MedStar Researchers Raj Ratwani and Allan Fong are awarded a $1.5M R01 grant from the Agency for Health Care and Quality (AHRQ), to develop natural language processing solutions to process patient safety reports.
First-Year Student, Aryaman Arora, Presented Paper at Prestigious Computational Linguistics Conference
Aryaman Arora (C’24) collaborated with Professor Nathan Schneider to develop a better way for machines to transcribe Hindi and Punjabi writing for pronunciation by text-to-speech software.
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.