Department of Computer Science


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Georgetown's Department of Computer Science consists of sixteen full-time faculty working in the areas of algorithms, artificial intelligence, bioinformatics, computer and network security, database systems, data mining, distributed algorithms, distributed systems, information assurance, information retrieval, machine learning, networking, non-standard parallel computing, and parallel algorithms. Six adjunct faculty complement the regular faculty.


The Department's staff help keep the department running for both faculty and students. Rahama Wright is the Department's administrative assistant. Woonki Chung is our system administrator.


There are approximately 50–60 undergraduate students pursuing BS and BA degrees in computer science. Georgetown admits about 15–20 undergraduates per year who declare computer science as their intended major. Numerous students from other schools and departments take courses in the department for enrichment, to satisfy their science requirement, or to complete the requirements for a minor in computer science.

Our undergraduate students pursue internships and study abroad, but they also fill important roles in the department. Some work with faculty on research projects. Many help faculty and their fellow students by serving as teaching assistants. Others help with system administration and Web development.

We have between 20 and 30 graduate students in the department pursuing MS and Ph.D. degrees in computer science. Graduate students study information systems, computer and network security, and parallel and distributed algorithms. All doctoral students are supported to work with faculty as research assistants. Some Master's students work as research assistants or teaching assistants.