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Welcome to the Computer Science Department at Boston College. We're committed to advancing the state of the art in Computer Science, and to providing a challenging and exciting education for our students.

Faculty members maintain active programs of research and publication in computer vision, programming languages, machine learning, data mining, databases, modeling and simulation, and the theory of computation.

We offer academic programs leading to the degrees of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science with a major in Computer Science, as well as minor programs in Computer Science, Scientific Computation and Bioinformatics, a concentration in the Carroll School of Management, and an assortment of introductory-level and Core courses for non-specialists. Our advanced students have the opportunity to carry out independent study and to collaborate with faculty on research projects.

Department News

CS Students Participate in Big Data Symposium

Ten undergraduate independent research projects—launched in the departments of biology, biochemistry, classical studies, computer science, economics, finance, information systems, and physics—were displayed at the University’s daylong symposium on big data held March 16 in the Newton and Brighton Rooms. http://at.bc.edu/posterseason/

NIH Awards $10M to BC-led team

José Bento from Computer Science, Tim van Opijnen from Biology; Jason Rosch from St. Jude Children Research Hospital, Vaughn Cooper from Pittsburg University and Ralph Isberg from Tufts University have received a $10-million NIH grant to study how the immune system, bacteria, and antibiotics interact, and develop tools to help researchers to forecast resistant bacteria and optimal treatments. Office of News & Public Affairs.

 

José Bento Ayres Pereira Highlighted in Boston College Magazine

José Bento Ayres Pereira, a new Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department was highlighted along with 43 other freshman faculty in the latest issue of Boston College Magazine.

Computer Science Department Moves to its New Home

The Computer Science Department recently moved into the newly renovated St. Mary’s Hall.

Photo of BC Team Participants in ACM Programming Contest

BC Team Places in ACM Programming Contest

A Boston College team finished in third place in the Boston area preliminaries of the ACM programming contest on October 19 at Wellesley College and UMass Boston.

Student Profile

Jesse Mu

Jesse Mu '17 isn't your typical Computer Science student. The Omaha, Nebraska native and recent recipient of a Goldwater Scholarship has "one foot in Computer Science, and the other in Psychology."

Alumna Profile

Lauren Smith

Lauren Smith '11 believes computer science is ”the perfect synthesis of math, logic, and technology”. She credits BC for not only teaching her technical skills, but also the critical thinking and problem-solving skills needed to be prepared for a CS job.