Supplying the people and ideas that shape the digital frontier.


  • 9th best department in the nation.
  • Largest top-ten department in the country.
  • Only top-ten ranked computer science department within 1000 miles of Austin.
  • Produces 20 percent of Texas computer science graduates and 18 percent of all computer science graduates from national top-tier departments.
  • Credited with a strategic impact in Texas of about $8.7 billion per year.
  • 66 percent of graduates stay in Texas.
  • 17 percent Hispanic undergraduate enrollment.
  • 47 major inventions.
  • 22 patent applications filed.
  • 16 commercialized technologies.

The Department of Computer Science offers a unique opportunity for students to achieve excellence in the fundamentals of computer science and practical technical skills through rigorous classes, hands-on research and technology development. Its pioneering researchers create scientific knowledge and leading edge technologies that change the world.


2077 Undergraduate (Fall 2014)
255 Graduate (Fall 2014)


41 faculty
2 Turing Awards (the Nobel Prize for computing)
3 Packard Foundation Fellows
17 National Science Foundation CAREER Awards
3 members of the National Academies
17 university teaching award recipients


Computer Systems and Networks / Security and Privacy / Artificial Intelligence / Data Mining and Machine Learning / Formal Methods / Algorithms and Complexity / Computational Biology

Affiliated Centers & Institutes

Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
Center for Information Assurance and Security