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The Department of Computer Science is committed to the development and study of computing technologies for the greater good of humanity.

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In meeting this mission, we are committed to: 
Providing an outstanding education in all aspects of modern Computer Science, thereby preparing our majors for productive careers in the field or for further graduate studies;
Serving students who major in other disciplines with the computational knowledge and skills that are required for success in their chosen fields;
Instilling in our students the value of lifelong learning and continuing professional development;
Advancing knowledge in the field of Computer Science through research, and involving students in this work as an essential complement to traditional teaching activities;
Promoting an awareness in our students of ethical issues that arise in Computer Science, and the importance of extending the benefits of computing technology to underprivileged communities, locally and globally.


  • 3D image of corn root system

    Drs. David Letscher and Erin Chambers have been awarded $270,000 from the NSF to use topological tools to study the architecture of plant root systems. This grant is part of a larger collaborative project involving Dr. Tao Ju in the Computer Science department at Washington University and Dr. Christopher Topp at the Danforth Plant Science Center. 

  • Ricardo Saucedo (rising senior majoring in Computer Science) presented his summer research project titled "GayTwitter: An Investigation of Biases Toward Queer Users in Natural Language Processing Models and AI Technologies"at the McNair Scholar Resarch Symposium on Friday July 27th. Ricardo's project, supervised by Dr. Kevin Scannell, examined how automated techniques that compute positive and negative sentiment scores for various terminology are influenced by the selection of sources.

  • SLU students at CRA-W

    Four students in the Master's program for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology attended the Computing Research Association Grad Cohort for Women (CRA-W), held April 13-14 in San Francisco. The CRA-W Grad Cohort aims to increase the ranks of senior women in computing-related studies and research by building and mentoring nationwide communities of women through their graduate studies.

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