Computer Science

Computer scientists are integral to numerous aspects of our everyday lives and are responsible for advances in many diverse fields in the modern world such as computer security, the learning sciences, weather forecasting, smart phone application development, and network gaming. These industries are able to continuously evolve and improve through the work of computer scientists.

WPI’s Computer Science program is as diverse and varied as the field of computer science itself, offering course work and specializations in areas such as human-robotic interaction, intelligent tutoring and educational data mining, bioinformatics, computer security and privacy, and graphics and animation among many others.

Our project-enriched education ensures that graduates of the Computer Science program leave WPI as problem solvers who are ready to hit the ground running and make immediate contributions to this exciting and dynamic field.


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Virtual Worlds that Reach Out and Touch

Until now, one could only experience virtual reality through sight and sound. But associate professor Robert Lindeman is creating technology that engages the other senses, particularly touch, making virtual reality more engaging and more real.

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Graduation Outcomes

A recent WPI study of average salary by concentration reveals that Computer Science graduates have the highest starting salary of all WPI graduates, with BS recipients earning an average of $69,868 per year. Learn more…

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    Alumni Profile

    Name: Chris Aniszczyk
    Department: Computer Science
    Title: Creator/Manager, Open Source Office-Twitter

    In my line of work (software), there is nothing but a shortage of software engineers, and WPI’s computer science program can arm you with the skills to land a great job.

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    Alumni Profile

    Name: Daniel Bjorge
    Department: Computer Science
    Title: Software Development Engineer in Test, Microsoft

    No one really cares what you can say that you can do – they care what you can prove you can do. WPI is better than most at giving you opportunities to prove you can do interesting things.

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    Alumni Profile

    Name: Jennifer Schweers
    Department: Computer Science
    Title: Senior Software Developer, athenahealth

    The daily work I do is a direct outgrowth of my education. WPI gave me a lot of practice working fast and diligently, qualities my current supervisors have commented on.

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    Alumni Profile

    Name: Jennifer Spinney
    Department: Computer Science
    Title: Software Development Engineer, Microsoft

    WPI is a fantastic school for getting you ready for the working world. As a WPI graduate, I was able to hit the ground running. WPI uniquely prepares you for the working experience.

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    Alumni Profile

    Name: John Vilk
    Department: Computer Science
    Title: MS/PhD candidate, UMass Amherst

    My work on my MQP was extremely important preparation for graduate school; in fact, it’s probably the reason I got into graduate school.

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    Alumni Profile

    Name: Ian Williams
    Department: Computer Science
    Title: Software Development Engineer, Microsoft

    What I love about WPI from a purely educational standpoint is the flexibility in the curriculum and how you choose to structure your education.

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