|Department of Computer Science|
Welcome to the Computer Science Department at Stevens Institute of Technology. Information technology is an exciting and fast-changing field, and your undergraduate major is your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to obtain the skills set that will last you throughout your career. Given that the state of the technology is changing so fast, you must be prepared to constantly learn new things to stay current. It is not an exaggeration to say that the most important thing that you will learn as an undergraduate is: how to learn!
Computer science is highly valued as a discipline because, at its core, it teaches fundamental problem-solving skills. It is no accident that some of the most successful U.S. companies of the last half century were established by computer scientists. We in the Stevens computer science department pride ourselves on programs that combine the rigorous development of problem-solving skills with basic business skills. The latter are learned through project-oriented courses that sometimes involve real companies acting as clients for student projects.
We invite you to find out more about our majors: the course structure that they have in common, and the unique aspects that distinguish the majors. Information technology is going to continue to change our lives in fundamental ways, and we hope that you will consider being part of this exciting field.
If you are considering our masters and graduate certificate programs, you are either employed in the field of information technology, or you are finding that knowledge of IT is more and more a critical aspect of your life and career. In either case, you will find the masters programs offered by the Stevens CS department are tailored to meet your needs for a professional education. Our programs will give you the grounding to be a high-end professional, proficient in the development and application of information technology.
If you are considering taking our courses on-line via Webcampus, our commitment is to ensure that our on-line courses match the quality of our on-campus courses taught in classrooms. From training in appropriate pedagogy for Web-based course delivery, to outcomes-based course assessment and course surveys for student feedback, we are committed to making the Stevens computer science graduate programs second to none in national on-line education. You can find out more information about on-line learning from the Webcampus site.
Graduate Programs offered at the Department of Computer Science:
- M.S. in Computer Science
- M.S. in Quantitative Software Engineering
- M.S. in Service Oriented Computing
- M.S. in Enterprise Computing
- M.S. in Security and Privacy
- M.S. in Multimedia Management and Experience
On the Web or in the classroom, we look forward to meeting you in one of our classes!
Some of the most successful companies of the last fifty years grew out of student computer science research. Although one might think that the state of information technology is maturing, if anything the original problems are only increasing in scale as IT is deployed in ever more diverse ways. The Internet itself, a product of DARPA and NSF research, has become the focus of great concern, as it introduces new threats at the same time that it becomes ever more indispensable in our lives. All of this demonstrates the ever growing need for research that addresses these problems. A Ph.D. in Computer Science research will mark you as an individual of rare ability and authority in your career, whether you are continuing from undergraduate study into research, or returning from working in business or government because you want to chart your own career path.
If you have not done so already, we encourage you to browse the web pages of the faculty, and view their research interests and accomplishments. Our faculty is doing world-class research in security, programming languages, graphics and vision, software engineering and computer networks. We publish in the top journals and conferences in our fields, with funding from the most competitive funding agencies, such as the National Science Foundation. We regularly collaborate with colleagues in the greater New York City area. For example, we are involved in running the biannual Stevens / Columbia University / IBM Research Security and Privacy Day, a research meeting that began at Stevens. We also regularly consult with companies such as Microsoft, IBM, Google, Verizon, Lucent Technologies and Daimler-Chrysler.
We are committed to involving our students early in research. If you are accepted into our program, you will be guaranteed of financial support. You will be immediately teamed with a faculty advisor with whom you should begin research. Your progress will be reviewed by the entire department at the end of each semester. You will regularly be exposed to research talks and meetings, and you will be expected to give talks yourself to inform others of your research activity. This marks our commitment to getting you involved early and vigorously in the exciting and challenging field of computer science research.
We look forward to attending your research talks here at Stevens, as you grow into a research scientist and colleague!
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