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The Chair's Greeting
|For all undergraduate, graduate, domestic, and international students.|
Welcome to the Department of Computer Science at the Florida State University. Our mission is:
To strive for excellence in creating, applying, and imparting knowledge in computer science through comprehensive educational programs, research in collaboration with industry and government, and dissemination through scholarly publications;
To produce outstanding computer science professionals who have the fundamental knowledge and problem-solving skills to advance their careers;
To disseminate computer science knowledge to students and professionals in other disciplines, and
To provide service to the university community, professional societies, local communities, the state, and the nation.
The department offers Bachelor programs in Computer Science, three Master of Science tracks, and Ph.D. in Computer Science. Currently we have approximately 400 majors in the BA/BS and 130 graduate students working towards their degrees. In addition, we offer interdisciplinary bachelor's degrees in Computational Biology and Computer Criminology in collaboration with the College of Criminology and Criminal Justice.
We are proud to be home to four NSF CAREER Award winners, US Dept. of Energy Early Career Principal
Investigator Award winner, AFOSR Young Investigator Award winner, IEEE Fellow, and ACM Distinguished Scientists. Our faculty are among the world's leaders in Algorithms, Architecture, Databases, Distributed Systems, High-Performance Computing, Networking, Programming Languages and Compilers, Scientific Computing, Security, and Vision.
I encourage you to visit and explore our department to see our cutting edge research and educational programs.
Robert van Engelen
Professor and Chair
Department of Computer Science
Florida State University