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

Cybersecurity Center

Our Information Assurance (IA) program emphasizes research and education in the broad issues of developing trustworthy information systems and helps answer the cybersecurity workforce shortage.

What's Happening

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Oct. 16, 2020

From student worker to full-time employee, Rebecca Paulson says stepping out of her comfort zone has led her forward.

woman smiling
Oct. 6, 2020

Brookings Mountain West and The Lincy Institute student researchers embrace remote learning and engage in public policy research to benefit UNLV and the region.

A man holds up a UNLV license plate reading "Piotr"
Sep. 23, 2020

College of Engineering Alumnus of the Year Piotr Tomasik has been involved in several startups since his 2009 commencement.

UNLV graduate seated with decorated cap
May. 14, 2020

An enduring UNLV end-of-semester tradition is to highlight exceptional students who embody the academic, research, and community impact of the graduating class.

IN THE NEWS

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

EXPERTS

  • Associate Professor, Computer Science
  • Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science & Director of Data Science, The Lincy Institute

The Department of Computer Science is one of the departments in the Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering.