About the department

Located in the heart of Detroit, the greatest comeback city in America, we are dedicated to educational excellence and scholarly achievement by working with our industry partners both regionally and globally. The faculty of the Department of Computer Science provide guidance and research opportunities in many areas including artificial intelligence, wireless networking, real-time and embedded systems, databases, distributed and parallel computing, security, graphics and visualization, software engineering, and autonomous driving. We offer students a high-quality, innovative education that focuses on the fundamentals of computer science while emphasizing technology, preparing our students for rewarding careers.

To close the gap of ever-increasing industry needs, we offer a variety of degrees and certificates, including a bachelor of science, a master of science, and a Ph.D. in computer science. Furthermore, collaborating with other departments at Wayne State University and in the College of Engineering, we offer an M.S. in data science and business analytics, and an M.S. in robotics (smart mobility track).

Hallmarks of the recently revised undergraduate curricula include a high degree of hands-on experience with real-world systems, increased personal attention, undergraduate participation in research projects, and a carefully crafted progression of course content as students advance through the program. Seven state-of-the-art teaching labs support many of our courses. Undergraduate students have the opportunity to enhance their knowledge by choosing among a variety of concentrations including software engineering, databases, web technology, and computer gaming. We also offer many of our courses in a web-based format so students do not have to be physically on campus to participate. Study abroad opportunities are available with European schools, including the Polytechnic School of Nantes, France.

I am very proud that our world-class faculty members are conducting cutting-edge research and addressing real-world societal challenges such as health and mobility. The department has two IEEE Fellows and six (25%) NSF CAREER awardees. The department's commitment to K-12 outreach including offering summer camps, and hosting middle and high school student interns.

Please explore our website to learn more about our educational opportunities and research interests. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

 

Weisong Shi

Interim Chair

Professor and IEEE Fellow