Computer Science Research Focus Areas


At WPI, we believe that the best way to learn is by taking a hands-on approach, which is why students in the Computer Science program at WPI are introduced to research techniques early and often.

Faculty members, undergraduate students, and graduate students are integral to cutting-edge research under way in core computer science areas such as computer intelligence, applications, and performance.

Our groundbreaking research is supported by agencies such as the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Army, Office of Naval Research, National Security Agency, IBM, and Microsoft.

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Making Sense of Data Streams in Real Time

Elke Rundensteiner, professor of computer science, is developing novel techniques for extracting information from large-scale distributed databases in real time. Her work makes it possible to find meaning in enormous volumes of constantly changing data.