Computer Science

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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.

Degree is also offered online.
Area of Study Bachelor Minor Certificate Master PhD
Artificial Intelligence master
Computer Science bachelor minor certificate master phd
Computer Science (MCS) master
Cybersecurity master

WPI offers two master’s degrees in computer science to help students find the right academic path to reach their career goals. Find out which degree is right for you.

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Major Qualifying Project (MQP) Senior Showcase

Undergraduate Research Projects Showcase (URPS)

A celebration of research, design, and creative theses—a requirement of every graduating senior through the Major Qualifying Project—takes place each spring on campus. Student teams representing all academic departments present their work to their faculty advisors, external sponsors, and the community-at-large, and the public is invited.

 

A Cybersecurity concentration is available within the Bachelor of Computer Science degree.  A Cybersecurity specialization is available within the Master’s or PhD in Computer Science.

 

 

Meet Our Students

Wilson Gramer '26
Wilson Gramer '26
BS in Computer Science

Wilson combines his love of teaching and technology with projects that expand what it means to work in STEM. [...]

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Shiivek Agarwal '25
Shiivek Agarwal '25
BS in Robotics Engineering & Computer Science

Shiivek is dedicated to fostering a welcoming and inclusive community at WPI. [...]

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Megan DeSanty ’24
Megan DeSanty ’24
BS Robotics Engineering, minor in Computer Science

Community service projects and staying active are important parts of Megan’s life, both on and off campus.  [...]

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Dan Gorbunov '26
Dan Gorbunov '26
BS in Computer Science

Dan enjoys the challenges set by WPI’s passionate faculty while getting involved with many aspects of the student community. [...]

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Nixon Showalter '26
Nixon Showalter '26
BS in Computer Science and Data Science

Nixon thrives in WPI’s community-focused environment through group project work and from inspiring professors. He not only gets involved with student activities but also gives back to the community. [...]

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Evans Owusu '24
Evans Owusu '24
BS, Computer Science and Interactive Media & Game Development

Evans' love of computer science has led them to discover many opportunities to contribute to campus life. [...]

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The Most Recent Edition of SIGBITS

A summary of department happenings involving faculty and students.

WPI FORW-RD NRT Program © 2020

Future of Robots in the Workplace – Research & Development Program

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Robots will steal (some of) our jobs, and this may not necessarily be a bad thing. It is inevitable that robotic interfaces and assistants will play a bigger role in the workplace in the decades ahead of us. Yet, as current robotics research shows, robots perform better at tasks that are considerably difficult for humans and fail in tasks that are easy for humans. As such, the future of work depends on how well we can establish a division of labor between robots and humans, so that robots will perform tasks that are risky and dangerous, and humans will focus on higher-level, more meaningful, and yet easier, value-added activities that are less strenuous.

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.

CS Department Celebrated 50th Anniversary March 16, 2019

 

Our Computer Science 50th Anniversary Celebration was a wonderful event!

Thank you to all that made the trip back to campus to celebrate with us. 

See Photos and a Panel Video from the day. 

Alumni Success Story

Kajsa Cadwell Brimdyr '92

The video ethnographer shows the significance of skin-to-skin contact for babies. 

From WPI's University Magazine

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ChatGPT: Revolutionary Tech or Pandora’s Box?

WPI experts weigh in on what should excite and alarm us about large-language models.

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Tackling FinTech Projects on Wall Street—and Everywhere Else

The Wall Street/FinTech Project Center uses technology that improves the delivery and use of financial services for companies, business owners, and consumers. 

Student Project

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Predicting NFL Player Performance

Students analyzed whether data collected during the league’s main scouting event could accurately predict how wide receivers performed during real games

Donor Profile

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Catherine Culnane '84 and Patrick Torosian

Scholarship addresses barriers to women in technical careers