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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Apr. 18, 2018

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

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Mar. 27, 2018

Awards recognize those on campus who demonstrate a commitment to community partnership

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Mar. 7, 2018

8-bit Esports member Yzzi Ocampo on the challenges female gamers face and the community she found on UNLV's campus.

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Mar. 7, 2018

The computer science major on taking a nonconventional career path and coaching UNLV's Overwatch team to esports success.

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EXPERTS

  • Senior Resident Scholar of Information Technology, The Lincy Institute