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.
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.
- In Memoriam: Matt Ward '77, Professor of Computer Science and Data Visualization Pioneer He recently received the IEEE VPG Software System Award. >
- WPI Engineering, Computer Science Programs Ranked Among Nation's Top 10 Several of WPI's other engineering majors also earn praise >
- WPI Study: NFL Teams Should Use New Draft Strategies Fresh analysis by a student team shows that the "sweet spot" for draft strategy lies in the second and third rounds. >
- Awards for Excellence in Teaching, Research, Advising, and Community Service Presented at Convocation In a first, all of the Board of Trustees' Awards go to women. >
- WPI Student Creates a Top 10 App for the Pebble Smart Watch Part of a WPI team building an innovative diabetes app. >
- Former Google Executive Susan Landau to Join WPI as Professor of Cybersecurity Policy Authority on internet security, privacy, and public policy. >
- WPI Announces Faculty Promotions and Tenure Awards In all, 16 faculty members have been promoted and/or tenured, while two professors of practice have been reappointed. >
- WPI Researchers Tackle the Challenges of Putting Robots on the Shop Floor and in Our Homes Work funded by grants from the National Science Foundation. >
- A Robotics Showdown: WPI Sends Two Squads to National Competition in Florida Seventeen teams will do battle in DARPA Robotics Challenge. >
- WPI Launches New Graduate Program in Data Science The first such program in Massachusetts, it will prepare professionals who can help organizations deal with big data. >
- WPI is hiring for a Faculty Position in Computer Science
- Second-Round NFL Draft Picks Provide Better Value, a WPI Study Shows The second round picks provide 70 percent of the production of first-round picks at 40 percent of the salary. >
- WPI's Cyber-Defense Team Competes at NECCDC Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s cyber-defense team is a group of undergraduate and graduate students who practice defending systems and networks from cyber-attacks. >
- GRAD 2013 registration deadline is February 25, 2013 Through two annual events, the university celebrates students' accomplishments, encourages them to share their work with the greater WPI community, and helps them take their research to the next level. >
- Craig Wills' research cited by Wall Street Journal The lead story on the inside section of Saturday's Wall Street Journal, "They Know What You're Shopping For," references work of CS Department Head Craig Wills. >
- WPI is hiring for a Faculty Position in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology WPI invites applications for a tenure track (open rank) Professor position with a research focus in Bioinformatics to begin in the fall of 2013. >
- WPI's PR2 Robot has arrived! The Autonomous Robotic Collaboration (ARC) lab in AK 013 welcomes its newest member! >
- WPI's Interactive Media & Game Development Program Highlighted by the Christian Science Monitor An article in the Monitor magazine spotlights faculty and students in WPI's distinctive IMGD program. >
- WPI Researchers Win Prestigious NSF CAREER Awards Sonia Chernova and Diana Lados Will Pursue Work Aimed at Creating General Purpose Robots for Everyday People and Building Lighter, Fuel-Saving Vehicles. >
- WPI Announces Faculty Promotions and Tenure Awards The awards recognize 12 distinguished members of the WPI faculty for their teaching, scholarship, and service. >
- WPI Team Awarded $1.2 Million to Develop Smart Phone Application for Advanced Diabetes and Wound Care Four-year NSF award will fund the development of an integrated app to help people manage their diabetes. >
- WPI Welcomes 16 New Educators and Researchers to its Full-time Faculty Ranks The new class continues a historic investment, with nearly 80 new full-time faculty members hired over the last five years. >
- Eduardo Torres-Jara Receives NASA Tech Briefs Award for Technology that Gives Robots the Sense of Touch Inspired by nature, he has developed flexible tactile sensors than enable a robot to gently grip and manipulate objects. >
- WPI Professor is Elected President of New Educational Data Mining Society Educational data mining involves analyzing large quantities of data gathered in educational settings. >
- WPI to Offer New Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Interdisciplinary programs prepare students to apply computational and math skills to biological problems. >