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.


Computer Science is hiring!

Looking for faculty colleagues who engage deeply in both teaching and research within a curriculum that embraces student projects and independent learning?
Consider joining the faculty at WPI. Click here to see the full list of positions and apply.

The deadline for applications is December 16, 2016 with applications continuing to be considered after that date until the positions are filled. To enrich education through diversity, WPI is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Women and members of traditionally underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

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

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 Telegram & Gazette, interviewed Yanhua Li, assistant professor of computer science and data science, for the article, "WPI researcher aims for a better, cheaper commute." He’s developing an idea for a new kind of transit system, CityLines, inspired by airlines and built for urban areas.