Graduate Programs

Where there is Innovation, there is Computer Science

As a graduate student in the Computer Science program at WPI you will be among an elite group of top students from around the world who are engaged in high-level research designed to solve real-world problems.

No matter what areas of computer science interest you most, you’ll find a supportive infrastructure and encouraging research environment here. Current departmental research, most of which is funded by grants and other awards, includes network performance and analysis, software engineering, visualization, computer graphics, graph theory, multi-media systems, artificial intelligence, databases, computational complexity, and computer vision. WPI has the faculty, expertise, facilities and funding to support continued progress of these and many other areas of research.

An Interdisciplinary Environment

We believe that interdisciplinary collaboration leads to new knowledge in a broad range of areas, which is why computer science students may also participate in computer applications research work being conducted in many other engineering disciplines including electrical and computer, mechanical, biomedical, civil, and fire protection.

 
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    Name: Craig Wills
    Department: Computer Science
    Title: Department Head/Professor

    Wills is a noted authority on privacy concerns that revolve around web browsing, use of social networking sites, and social media applications.

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    Name: Mark Claypool
    Department: Computer Science
    Title: Professor

    Claypool, who serves as the director for the Interactive Media & Game Development program, focuses his research in the areas of network games, multimedia networking, and congestion control.

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    Name: Neil Heffernan
    Department: Computer Science
    Title: Associate Professor

    Through ASSISTments, a web-based system that blends tutoring assistance and performance assessment, Heffernan is working to transform the educational process for math, science and beyond.

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    Name: Robert Lindeman
    Department: Computer Science
    Title: Associate Professor

    Lindeman, Director of the Human Interaction in Virtual Environments lab, developed the TactaVest which uses pager motors to deliver the sensation of touch to explorers of virtual worlds.

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    Faculty Profile

    Name: Charles Rich
    Department: Computer Science
    Title: Professor

    Rich’s work involves human-robotic interaction. His research focuses on making people's interaction with computers more intuitive by having computers respond more like people would.

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    Faculty Profile

    Name: Elke Rundensteiner
    Department: Computer Science
    Title: Professor

    Rundensteiner, who won the 2010 Chairman’s Exemplary Faculty Prize, works on managing and processing continuously streaming data, her efforts are redefining data management.

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    Name: Candace Sidner
    Department: Computer Science
    Title: Research Professor

    Sidner’s research involves robots and computers acting as aids and companions to humans by using communication and collaboration tools such as gesture, social behavior, and natural language.

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    Faculty Profile

    Name: Eduardo Torres-Jara
    Department: Computer Science
    Title: Assistant Professor

    Torres-Jara received the NASA Tech Briefs Award for his work with novel tactile sensors that give robotic manipulators the ability to feel their environment.

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    Faculty Profile

    Name: Matthew Ward
    Department: Computer Science
    Title: Professor

    Ward, the director for the Bioinformatics and Computational Biology programs, focuses his research in the area of information visualization-communicating information in a visual way.

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