Computer Science

UA's Department of Computer Science offers degrees at all levels – bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate. Graduates of UA’s Computer Science program are prepared for admission to graduate study or for immediate employment in business, industry or government positions involving computer systems and techniques.

In The News: UA students win Best Overall at VandyHacks

Ben Gitter, a junior majoring in computer science, taught himself to code throughout late middle school and early high school by watching YouTube videos … Gitter and his team, Seismic Data, won Best Overall and Built for Business awards at Vanderbilt’s annual hackathon called VandyHacks, a collegiate hackathon hosted by… Read more

Sources: Crimson White

Leading the Way: Women Engineering Professors at UA

From robotics to radar engineering and everything in between, female engineering professors at UA are leaving their mark on the College and the entire engineering industry through their groundbreaking research as well as their efforts to encourage more women to pursue STEM careers. For Dr. Sevgi Gurbuz, electrical and computer… Read more

UA computer science students win top prize at VolHacks

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Two University of Alabama College of Engineering student teams and one individual student received top awards at an annual hackathon competition. VolHacks 2018 was held in Knoxville, Tennessee, on Sept. 28-30. This annual hacking competition involved students from all over the country competing and using programming and… Read more

UA Researchers Recognized for First Awards

More than 80 members of the faculty and staff were honored for receiving their first externally funded research award at The University of Alabama during the past academic year. Read more

History of UA Women in Engineering: Then and Now

Engineering at The University of Alabama began in 1837, but it was not until the 1920s that women started to enroll in the College of Engineering. In 1939, Rose Rabinowitz, an aeronautical engineer, was the first woman to graduate from the College. In Fall 2017, three female engineering seniors set… Read more

UA engineering assistant professor wins top conference paper award

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – A University of Alabama assistant professor of computer science was awarded three Best Paper Awards at the 2018 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers International Conference on Cluster Computing including winning the Overall Best Paper Award. Dr. Dingwen Tao co-authored two papers submitted to the 2018 Cluster… Read more

In The News: Tuskegee partners for Women in Computer Science

Women make up 47 percent of the workforce in the United States,  but most computer science jobs are filled by men, says Computer Science dot org. This August, the National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded the University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, Tuskegee University, and  Oakland University more than a $1 million to develop computer science… Read more

Sources: Black Engineer, WBHM-FM

In The News: Schools encouraged to apply for $1,500 state grant for robotics programs

Middle and high school officials interested in earning a $1,500 grant to improve or expand their robotics programs have until Aug. 31 to apply, according to the Alabama State Department of Education. Winners will be announced by Oct. 1. . . . Computer science professor Jeff Gray oversees the University of Alabama’s annual… Read more

Sources: AL.com

In The News: Computer science programs growing in AL

Computer science can affect many parts of your life, including the app on your phone or the car you drive. Gov. Kay Ivey is advocating for more computer science classes in Alabama schools … Dr. Jeff Gray is a professor at the University of Alabama and the Co-Chair of Gov. Ivey’s Computer… Read more

Sources: WTVM 9 (Columbus, Georgia), NBC 12 (Montgomery), WDAM 7 (Moselle, Mississippi), Fox 8 (New Orleans), NBC 5 (Memphis, Tennessee), ABC 10 (Albany, Georgia), WTOC 11 (Savannah, Georgia)

In The News: Look! No Hands! Would you use a self-driving car?

Would you ride in a car if it had no driver other than the car itself? And would that make our roads any safer? As part of KGUN9’s continuing project “Operation Safe Roads” we looked at how college students are learning to program cars that will probably be in your… Read more

Sources: 104.1 KQTH (Tucson, Arizona), ABC 9 (Tucson, Arizona)