Our Study

Computer science is the study of algorithmic processes and the machines that carry out these processes. It is a mix of theory, application, design, and experiment. Methods and ideas drawn from computer science are increasingly important in other scientific disciplines, as well as the humanities and social sciences. Most of all, we think computer science is fun. Our energetic faculty have active research programs and typically involve student researchers during the summer and the academic year. Check out our department highlights to learn more about computer science and our department.

We have a growing pool of highly successful graduates. Our students continue on to successful careers in a wide variety of fields including the computing and financial industries. A number of our students continue on to graduate work as well. Computing research and technology can change the world for the better, and there are many great reasons for choosing computer science. Contrary to fears generated by outsourcing, computer science-related jobs are still some of the best, fastest-growing, and highly-paid positions available to freshly-minted graduates.



Contact Information

Computer Science Department
Colgate University
McGregory Hall, 3rd Floor
13 Oak Drive
Hamilton, NY 13346
(tel) 315.228.7719
(fax) 315.228.7009
department@cs.colgate.edu

Highlights & Photos

Students win distinction at Summer Research Poster Session Students win distinction at Summer Research Poster Session

Michael Chavinda '17 and Duy Tran '17, working with Assistant Professor Elodie Fourquet, were recognized as one of three top projects presented at Colgate's Summer Research Poster session on Thursday, July 23. Their work is titled "Drawing: The Elephant ...


Prof. Ay publishes research with CS students

Prof. Ahmet Ay and three Colgate CS majors/minors merge biology, math, and computer science to publish two journal articles about zebrafish. Read the Colgate News article by Kellyann Hayes '16 for more: http://news.colgate.edu/2014/11/profe...


Women in Computer Science NYC Tech Trip Women in Computer Science NYC Tech Trip

Lauren Yeary '15 and Farah Fouladi '15 organized a midterm-break trip to New York City for the Women in Computer Science club to connect with tech companies. Read more here: http://news.colgate.edu/2014/10/laure...


Upcoming Events

  • 21

    Feb

    2017

    Department Tea: Ambient Silhouettes: From Vitrivius' Proportions To Calm Displays

    Location: 319 McGregory Hall

    From 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.

    Speaker: Christopher King, Class Of 2018

    Abstract: ​​
    Even after decades of vision research, interaction between user and computer hasn't been perfected. But a wave is simple, but that has difficulties in itself. My research aims to understand the difficulty ...

  • 28

    Feb

    2017

    Department Tea: TIA Projects

    Location: 319 McGregory Hall

    From 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.

    Come hear about exciting computer-science-related projects that are being developed as part of Colgate's Thought Into Action (TIA) program.

  • 21

    Mar

    2017

    Department Tea: Hamilton? Birthplace of the Inventor of the Computer? Hmm.

    Location: 319 McGregory Hall

    From 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.

    Speaker: Tom Brackett, Professor Emeritus of Computer Science, Colgate University

    Abstract: A look at the case to be made that John Vincent Atanasoff, born in Hamilton, NY in 1903, was indeed the inventor of the digital computer.

    Bio: Tom Brackett ...

Recent Events

  • 14

    Feb

    2017

    Department Tea: Security Implications of Hardware Accelerators

    Location: 319 McGregory Hall

    From 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.

    Speaker: Lena Olson, Google

    Abstract: Specialized hardware accelerators, including third-party accelerators, can offer system designers high performance and/or low energy. They are increasingly complex and have interesting new abilities, such as sharing a unified memory space with the host ...

  • 7

    Feb

    2017

    Department Tea: Mitigating the Influence of Unconscious Bias

    Location: 319 McGregory Hall

    From 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.

    Speaker: Aaron Gember-Jacobson

    Abstract: Our brains receive 11 million bits of information every second, but we can only consciously process 40 bits per second. Thus, the majority of our mental processing is ruled by our unconscious. These unconscious decisions are ...