Educating Future Leaders

Our programs are recognized for research in both theoretical and experimental computer science, including real-time algorithms, information retrieval, document analysis, graphics, computational geometry, networking, information customization, cybermedia, and Internet security.

About

The Department of Computer Science is one of the fastest growing departments at UNLV. Comprising just under half of the Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering total enrollment, the department’s focus is on providing a well-rounded education with a solid basis in the fundamentals of computer science theory and practice. Our students and alumni are well-represented in the field, with many taking on employment in Las Vegas and around the globe. Current projects/employment to which students and alumni contribute include:

  • Department of Defense software contracts
  • Alternative energy projects
  • Public utility software
  • Data science applications
  • Unmanned aerial systems
  • E-commerce and web development
  • Aviation industry
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Programming research and algorithm development

What's Happening

Yoohwan Kim
May. 16, 2017

New cybersecurity minor paving the way for a new bachelor's in the field — making UNLV one of just a few universities in the nation to offer such a program.

Tomas C. Walker
Apr. 25, 2017

Tomas C. Walker, the 2017 Nursing Alumnus of the Year, working to develop an artificial pancreas to help patients with diabetes.

Jason Smylie, standing in front of a Capriotti's
Apr. 25, 2017

Jason Smylie, the Honors College Alumnus of the Year, invests in Capriotti's and ends up owning the company.

Team Wingin' It poses next to UNLV sign
Feb. 15, 2017

Team Wingin’ It, a group led by UNLV students, hatched a plan to help Las Vegas become more energy efficient and plucked the $10K grand prize during the Consumer Electronics Show.

IN THE NEWS

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

EXPERTS

  • Senior Resident Scholar of Information Technology, The Lincy Institute