Computer Science

WPI’s Computer Science department is as diverse and varied as the field of computer science itself, offering courses 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. WPI stays at the forefront of this ever-growing industry so that as society's use of computers expands, our students are confident in their knowledge of developing technologies in the real world through their work on large-scale team projects that make a real difference to the community.

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

 

Student Reflections: Rodica Neamtu

Rodica Neamtu, PhD '17,  this year's graduate commencement student speaker, shares why she chose WPI's computer science program and how she plans to pursue her love of teaching, research, and big data. 

PhD Graduate Student Reflection | The kind of people I want to work with

Meet Our Students

Alexander Shoop
Alexander S.
Senior, BS in Actuarial Mathematics & Computer Science

Alex’s fun and packed schedule is a great example of embracing a healthy work-life balance at WPI.

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Christina A.
Senior, BS in Computer Science

A senior Computer Science student who received extra help at WPI when she needed it most pays it forward as a supportive TA for first-years.

Julie Valim
Julie V.
Junior, BS in Computer Science

Julie has loved computers since elementary school, and WPI is the perfect place to pursue her passions—including computer science, music, and video games.

Nicholas Bradford
Nicholas B.
Senior, BS in Computer Science

A computer science undergraduate with three internships under his belt has his sights set on entrepreneurship for the future.

Careers in Computer Science

The widespread and increasing use of computers and information technology has generated a need for highly trained, innovative workers with extensive practical and theoretical expertise. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics continually predicts a faster-than-average growth rate in computer science jobs, thanks to the continued creation and adoption of new technologies.

In the News

 “The app collects data on individual species of bee and flowers and allows us to figure out what the individual needs of the species are ... so people can make changes to their yard, learn what flowers to plant, and tell us how do we conserve lands to increase bee diversity,” Robert Gegear, professor of biology and biotechnology, told the T&G.  

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