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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.

In The News: Students design apps to improve everyday life

Since last semester, computer science students, Logan Jordan and Bailey Gulsby, have been working on an app. Jordan said he cannot elaborate on the details of his app until the team comes up with a final product. However, the production of the app is University-sponsored as Jordan and Gulsby use… Read more

Sources: Crimson White

In The News: Grant expands professor’s human-computer interaction research

Brain scanning technology will be put to the test in the Black Belt soon thanks to the University of Alabama. Human-computer interaction, also known as neurofeedback programs will be tried out by students and teachers in K-12 schools in the Black Belt. Devices like this that measure brain activity will be… Read more

Sources: Fox 6 (Birmingham), Alabama News Center, Yellowhammer News, Crimson White

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