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.
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.
Sally Matson, CS and Mathematics major, receives the prestigious Marshall Scholarship
Sally Matson (C’20), a Georgetown senior who wants to use machine learning to combat climate change, is one of two Georgetown students named a 2020 Marshall Scholarship recipient.
Matt Blaze Testifies on the Capitol Hill at a Hearing on Defending Against Election Interference
Prof. Matt Blaze provided testimony before the US House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrast…
Eric Burger appointed Assistant Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy
Eric Burger has been appointed the Assistant Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy. His portfolio will focus on telecommunications and cybersecurity.
Mark Maloof and Clay Shields Participate in Georgetown’s Summer College Immersion Program
Over the summer of 2019, Professor Clay Shields and Mark Maloof taught Introduction to Python Programming for Computer Security as part of Georgetown…
Lisa Singh and Collaborators Receive a Large NSF Grant to Explore the Future of Quantitative Research in the Social Sciences
Prof. Lisa Singh in Computer Science and her collaborators at Georgetown University and University of Michigan-Ann Arbor have received a new gra…
Lisa Singh Receives Grant from National Collaborative on Gun Violence Research
Lisa Singh was awarded a $569K grant by the National Collaborative on Gun Violence Research (NCGVR) to investigate the use of data fro…
Justin Thaler Leads New NSF Project on Automatically Parallelizing Approximate Data Analysis with Mergeable Summaries
Justin Thaler (PI), Jeremy Fineman, and Ophir Frieder were awarded a $614K NSF grant to develop highly efficient, highly accurate, and highly scalabl…
Micah Sherr Leads New DARPA Project on Reliable Anonymous Communication
Micah Sherr (PI), Eric Burger, Clay Shields, and Wenchao Zhou were awarded a $3.1M DARPA contract for the Reliable Anonymous Communication Evading Ce…