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Welcome to the Tulane University Computer Science Department!

We are now in our eighth year, and our innovative program has reached some important milestones:

  • We have seven tenure-track/tenured faculty and two Professors of Practice.
  • Twenty-five students completed our undergraduate coordinate major last year, and forty-eight students will complete the program this year.
  • Our recent undergraduates have found jobs in computer science and related areas, and several are pursuing PhD degrees at leading departments.
  • We welcomed the third entering class for our PhD program last fall. In all, we have fourteen PhD students.
  • We are recruiting a class of five new PhD students for Fall 2020. For more information about our program and to apply, follow the link under Academics.
  • Diversity is a highlight across our department: we have two female faculty members, four of our PhD students are women, and women make up a significant proportion of our undergraduate enrollment.
  • Our faculty has attracted a number of significant research awards: Ram Mettu has an NIH grants, Carola Wenk has a remarkable four NSF grants, as well as a DARPA award, Brian Summa has an NSF grant, Zizhan Zheng has a Louisiana BoR grant and two NSF awards, and Mike Mislove is the lead PI on a DoD MURI project that also includes Stanford, Iowa, and UPenn.
  • We are hiring! We anticipate hiring several tenure-track/tenured faculty member this year and possible a third Professor of Practice. We also are searching for the Yahoo! Founder Chair, for which we anticipate hiring a senior researcher with international standing who works in an area related to data science. The successful candidate will anchor our research activities by leading research collaborations within the department, in SSE, and across the other Tulane schools and colleges. For more details about our open positions, see here.

Our program emphasizes both core computer science and its applications to related areas in the sciences and engineering, the health and social sciences, and the humanities. Our goal is for our faculty and students to be recognized nationally and internationally for their research applying computer science to these areas. Equally we want to train the next generation of computer scientists who work at applying computer science at the interface with related disciplines.

We welcome inquiries about our program - please email me at mislove@tulane.edu with your questions and comments. Also, please visit this space often for information about the progress of Tulane Computer Science.

Mike Mislove, Chair