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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.

Red Light. Green Light.

A team at The University of Alabama is working to modernize traffic lights to become smarter and communicate with vehicles passing through. Changes are needed, they say, to improve the flow of traffic because congested areas have no other option. Read more

In The News: New law expands computer science in all Alabama schools

Within the next couple of years, every elementary, middle and high school in Alabama will offer computer science classes, giving students exposure to a field that is growing every day around the world … Jeff Gray, a professor in the University of Alabama’s computer science department, said the bill would… Read more

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LEGACY program prepares young women of color with computer science education

      A National Science Foundation grant will enable The University of Alabama to introduce young women of color to opportunities in computer science. The LEGACY Program is an initiative to prepare African American high school females in Alabama for the College Board’s Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles course… Read more

UA computer science department honors high school females in computing

The computer science department at The University of Alabama will honor female high school students for their successes in computing. UA will host the 2019 National Center for Women in Information Technology, or NCWIT, Aspirations Award celebration on April 27 for the North Alabama region. The event will take place… Read more

UA hosts annual K-12 robotics competition

Nearly 300 K-12 students from across Alabama were recently welcomed to campus for a computer programming competition that used robotics as a host platform. The University of Alabama College of Engineering computer science department hosted its ninth annual Alabama Robotics Competition April 6 at the Bryant Conference Center. This year’s… Read more

In The News: Mind-Controlled Drones: Not As Far Away As You Think

Not long ago, moving objects with your mind was the province of Jedi knights and boy wizards. But on April 6, competitors and spectators will descend on the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa for the Brain-Drone Race competition, in which competitors will race drones by moving them only with their… Read more

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In The News: UA to receive $8 million grant to improve traffic control systems in West Alabama

The University of Alabama is getting an $8 million grant to help improve traffic control systems in west Alabama. The money comes from the US Department of Transportation. It will be used to improve safety, reduce congestion, and help with local transportation systems. Read more

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UA Leading Transportation Project to Improve West Alabama Traffic

In a partnership with federal, state and local agencies, The University of Alabama is leading a more than $16 million project to transform traffic operations in West Alabama and provide leading-edge research to address societal transportation needs. Read more

UA engineering students launch test balloons

A group of University of Alabama engineering students held a test balloon launch in November to prepare for an upcoming series of complex launches this spring. Project Fenrir is a team of nine UA engineering and computer science students who have the goal of designing and testing a modular, multi-mission… Read more