Leader of the (geek) pack

Harper Reed '01 spent most of the past two years as chief technology officer for President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign. Reed's team of 40 engineers included two other Cornellians, Derek Brooks ’03 and Ian Dees ’06. Read More

Students explore human-robot interaction

Leadership focus draws Johnson to Berkeley computing program

McKenna pursues doctorate in data visualization

Department of Computer Science

Program Overview

Advances in computing technology have profoundly changed the way work is accomplished, whether in business, government, or other areas. Some understanding of the potential and limitations of computing is essential to anyone who wishes to understand modern society.

Our courses prepare students for a wide range of possible careers in computing fields. But computer science courses also provide rigorous analytical skills, problem-solving challenges, and technical tools that benefit students no matter what their major or career field.