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.
Three Colgate Computer Science students — Jaanhvi Agarwal, Anzi Wang and Aryaman Chobey — presented their summer research projects at the NY6 Undergraduate Research Conference in November 2023.
Ten Colgate computer science students attended the 2023 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing thanks to the generous support of the Tom and Liz Brackett Endowed Fund for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Computer Science.
The Department of Computer Science would like to welcome several new faculty and staff for the Fall 2023 semester. Forrest Davis, David Perkins, Raina Samuel, Savio Kay, and Kate Valete will be contributing their expertise to many courses and labs across the curriculum. If you see them around the department, please say hi!