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

M.S. in data analytics

The M.S. in Data Analytics is accepting applications for fall 2021. This degree is designed for people with undergraduate degrees in disciplines other than computer science.

The M.S. in Data Analytics equips students with technical skills that are used by professional data scientists for data analysis, visualization, predictions, and discoveries. This master degree utilizes the strengths of six colleges to train students in discipline-specific topics such as hospitality, health, engineering, business, and social sciences.

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Job Openings in the Computer Science Department

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

career fair booth
Oct. 14, 2021

Alumni volunteers encouraged to give back by helping students develop their professional skills.

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Sep. 14, 2021

Students in the Las Vegas Scholars Program find support, sense of belonging and success on campus

A local Las Vegas high schooler in a yellow shirt participates in an cybersecurity activity on a laptop
Jul. 29, 2021

Where to start? At UNLV’s annual GenCyber Camp.

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Mar. 29, 2021

U.S. News & World Report’s annual list of top graduate and professional schools ranks 26 UNLV programs within nation’s top 100.

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.