News & Announcements
"Cyber arms control? Forget about it" - Article by Wallach and Bronk on CNN.com (More)
Rixner, Warren, Greiner and Wong Honored by Trustees (More)
ACM Article on Palem - "Inexact Design: Beyond Fault-Tolerance" (More)
Anatomy of a MOOC - Rixner's Talk on 3-7-2013 (Video)
Kavraki Elected AAAS Fellow (More)
Kavraki Elected to Institute of Medicine (More)
Kavraki to be Honored at BioHouston (More)
Ng Featured in Rice News (More)
CS Faculty and Staff Recieve Recognition for Service (More)
CS Alum Wins 2K BotPrize (More)
Two of McLurkin's Summer Interns Featured in The Chronicle (More)
Profs. Greiner, Rixner, Warren and Wong Mentioned in Coursera Article (More)
Sarkar Receives 2012 ACM SIGPLAN Programming Languages Software Award (More)
CS Grad Student Receives Best Presentation Award at HPDC (More)
Subramanian Mentioned in Article on Storm Predictor (More)
Cooper Named Associate Dean for Research for the School of Engineering (More)
Nakhleh Featured in Ultimate Bellaire (More)
Cooper Discusses the History of the Rice University Mace (More)
Students Receive Awards at Departmental Lunch (More)
Hot Job Market for Computer Science Graduates (More)
COMP 140 Open to Incoming Freshman During O-Week (More)
Nakhleh Named Guggenheim Fellow (More)
Vardi and Kavraki Part of $10 Million NSF Grant Team (More)
Vardi Honored with EATCS Award (More)
Palem's ISlate in the News (More)
Palem Featured in Forbes (More)
New MS Fellowship in Computer Science (More)
Take a Virtual Tour of Duncan Hall and Fifteen Other Places on or Near Campus (More)
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In the last twenty years, computer science has grown from a somewhat obscure academic discipline into one of the driving forces of technological advance. From antilock brakes to airbags, secondary oil recovery to weather prediction, advanced imaging technology to digital enhancement in the cinema, computation is changing the world in which we live. Contrary to popular belief, the job market in computer science and information technology is robust and growing (a fact highlighted by the recent ACM Taskforce on Outsourcing, chaired by our own Moshe Vardi). Over the next several decades, computer scientists will continue to reshape the world in which we live.
Our department at Rice has a three-sided mission: to create knowledge, to disseminate knowledge, and to provide service to our communities—the local Rice community and the broader community beyond the campus.
On the research front, our faculty, staff, and students are exploring innovative ideas in areas that range from mobile computing through text analysis; from ways to program computers through ways to build them; and from fundamental principles of logic and discrete mathematics through the application of those principles to gaming, voting, and driving robots.
On the educational front, we place top-flight researchers in the classroom with our undergraduates and graduate students. Education at Rice is a contact sport, with small classes, informed faculty, and myriad opportunities for students and faculty to interact. Many Rice undergrads work in faculty research programs; those opportunities start with encounters in the classroom.
On the subject of service, our faculty members serve on professional committees, advise local schools on technology issues, and take advocacy roles in public policy that range from advising the federal government on science policy through fighting to ensure secure voting systems. Our own Dan Wallach has been in the forefront of the national discussion on electronic voting machines.
Rice’s computer science department is a lively and invigorating place. Welcome to our web presence. We hope that this site provides you with information on a broad range of topics, including our events calendar, the undergraduate program, the graduate program, faculty openings, and our affiliates program. Just as you’ve found our web site, we would like to encourage you to visit the Rice campus and the department itself.
Chair, Computer Science