Welcome to the Department of Computer Science at Colgate University! 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.
Our energetic faculty have active research programs and involve student researchers during the summer and the academic year. Colgate computer science students continue on to successful careers in a wide variety of fields.
In the special season finale of Colgate’s 13 Podcast, Profs. Noah Apthorpe, Nick Diana, and Grusha Prasad share their insights into the history of AI development, understanding the power and limitations of current AI systems, and what, if anything, we should fear about this potentially world-changing technology.
Seven students in the class of 2023 were recognized with academic awards in computer science.Read more
Prof. Grusha Prasad was awarded the Gibson/Fedorenko Young Scholar Prize for her presentation “Studying relative clause representations: a novel parsing model and priming paradigm” at the 36th Annual Conference on Human Sentence Processing (HSP 2023).