Hoya Hacks 2021

Hoya Hacks is a hackathon organized annually at Georgetown University. Hoya Hacks 2021 will be held fully virtually during January 29-31, 2021. Students are invited to register by visiting HoyaHacks.com.


Two New Faculty Join Computer Science

Two new Assistant Professors joined the Department of Computer Science in August 2020:

  • 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.
  • Alexander 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.

Welcome to the Department of Computer Science

Computer Science Department Faculty under a tree

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

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.

Matt Blaze

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”).