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

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Dec. 6, 2018

Two-time UNLV alumnus Andrew Baca has done a little bit of everything in his career … except let setbacks stand in the way.

Mike Maier
Oct. 11, 2018

College of Engineering Alumnus of the Year Mike Maier helps show tech start-ups the way.

Portrait Michael Schwob
May. 3, 2018

Stepping into the world of research helped one student choose a career, make new friends, and get a head start on the future.

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Apr. 18, 2018

Professor Fatma Nasoz earns 2018 Faculty/Staff Community Outreach Award for program providing computer coding opportunities to underserved female students.

IN THE NEWS

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

EXPERTS

  • Associate Professor, Computer Science
  • Senior Resident Scholar of Information Technology, The Lincy Institute