Features & Announcements

CS Department Logo

Open: Two tenure-track faculty positions

The Department of Computer Science invites applications for two tenure track positions at the assistant, associate or full professor level, beginning as early as Fall 2022. Learn more.

Dr. Kinga Dobolyi

Introducing Dr. Kinga Dobolyi

The Department of Computer Science welcomes Dr. Kinga Dobolyi, who has joined us as an associate professor of practice. Learn more about Dr. Dobolyi’s background and research interests.

Dr. James Hahn

Dr. Hahn receives $2.2m NIH grant

Dr. James Hahn is the principal investigator on a National Institutes of Health grant to develop an optical scanning technology along with machine learning to assess the health of highly obese subjects.

Image of computer with code

Two new Gateway to Computer Science programs

The Department of Computer Science will launch a graduate certificate and a Master’s degree in applied computer science this fall, both aimed at eliminating academic barriers for students interested in computer science.

Bill westenhofer

Meet GW Monumental Alumnus, Bill Westenhofer

Mr. Westenhofer, M.S. ’95, is an Academy Award-winning visual effects supervisor. Learn more about his Monumental Achievement.

Poorvi Vora

Dr. Vora joins Verified Voting Board of Directors

Verified Voting has been at the center of policy and legislative improvements leading to the use of paper records across the US.

Headshot of Poorvi Vora

Dr. Vora’s research group develops election audit algorithm and software package

The Athena election audit algorithm and software package has been integrated into Arlo, the main election audit software tool used by election officials.

Graduation Photo

SEAS celebrates 2020 Commencement

If you missed the live stream of the May 15 SEAS Graduation Celebration ceremonies, you can still watch them—and see photo albums and the faculty and staff congratulatory video—on the 2020 SEAS Virtual Graduation ceremonies page.

Headshot of Lance Hoffman

Dr. Hoffman and team launch COVID-19 educational web application

Dr. Lance Hoffman and Dr. Jordan Selzer (GW Medical School) and their team have launched a COVID-19 educational web application aimed at equipping healthcare providers with the knowledge to manage their response to the pandemic.

3D virtual space for the Festival of Animation

Festival of Animation

Welcome to the Festival of Animation Spring 2020, which has been going non-stop since 1990. This is your chance to see the projects for Computer Graphics, Computer Animation, Virtual Reality, and Computer Games courses as well as research. Hang out and mingle with other students and faculty and celebrate together the end of an eventful academic year. You will also have the chance to vote for the winners of the various categories.

GW SEAS flex-start

Admitted Students: SEAS announces Flex-Start program

In Fall 2020, SEAS began to offer select admitted master’s degree students the ability to start their MS degree program online through our Flex-Start program. The program is ideal for admitted students who may be impacted by travel restrictions or visa delays. Learn more

Headshot of Dr. Poorvi Vora

Dr. Vora awarded NSF grant to study elections auditing

Her team will use the NSF RAPID grant to develop risk-limiting tabulation audits.

2019 R&D Showcase CS winners

CS winners of SEAS Student R&D Showcase

The Department of Computer Science (CS) congratulates the CS student and faculty mentor winners of the 2019 SEAS Student R&D Showcase.

laptop icon with 0s and 1s

CS Research Talk

Join computer science professor Dr. Adam Aviv on August 26 at 10:30 am for "Helping Users to Authenticate Securely."

Grace Liu

Grace Liu selected as one of the N2Women: Rising Stars in Computer Networking and Communications

Grace Liu, a CS PhD student advised by Dr. Timothy Wood, received the award which recognizes the "10 most impacting and inspiring women in networking" each year.

Vint Cerf speaking at GW

Vint Cerf addresses the future of the Internet at GW

Vint Cerf kicked off the Computer Science Department's Internet Distinguished Speaker Series at GW with a March 19 discussion of the future of the Internet. Read the GW Today article.

Election Verification Network Conference

Sen. Ron Wyden opens Election Verification Network conference at GW

The Election Verification Network held its annual conference at GW’s Science and Engineering Hall on March 14-15.

laptop icon with 0s and 1s

CS Summer Classes

Expand your skills in computer science through a CS Summer 2019 Online Class. Learn more.

Photo of open faculty position

Faculty Openings

The Department of Computer Science invites applications for two tenure-track positions and two professor of practice positions. View the full job descriptions and apply.

Pless in the lab

Dr. Robert Pless awarded $1M grant to use computer science to tackle human trafficking

Dr. Robert Pless will use the grant to expand a machine-learning project that helps law enforcement identify specific hotel rooms where they suspect illegal activity has taken place.

Dr. Choi

Keeping Information Flowing

When a catastrophic event occurs, first responders need to have timely and reliable communication with each other and with people affected by the event. Dr. Choi and her research team have been working for two years to develop a more resilient broadband public safety network.

Study halls

ACM CS Study Halls

Every Sunday from 1:00 – 3:00 pm in Tompkins 402.

CS Day Flyer

Computer Science Open House

Join us on Friday, November 9 for CS Day. Open to the entire SEAS community and prospective CS students. Learn more and RSVP.

caitline Whitter photo

CS senior Caitlin Whitter highlighted in GW Today video

Caitlin Whitter reflects on her favorite memories during her time at the George Washington University. Watch Caitlin in this video.

Photo of Zheng Yang

CS graduate student Zheng Yang highlighted in GW Today article

Zheng Yang explains how hard work and preparation helped him land a job at Facebook.

President Leblanc

President LeBlanc speaks to GW's ACM students

GW President Thomas LeBlanc recently spoke with GW’s Association for Computing Machinery student chapter, recounting for them his path from computer science student to university leader.

Innovation Challenge

Innovate to help Puerto Rico

Join the SEAS Innovation Challenge and develop creative technological solutions to help meet needs in Puerto Rico. The entry deadline is January 8.

Photo of graduate students

SEAS receives $300k Clare Boothe Luce Program award

Female sophomore students in SEAS are eligible for one of the four research scholarships that will be awarded this year. Funding for each scholarship will total $37,250. Find out more and apply.

photo of a person in front of a computer

New graduate program: MS in data analytics

Learn more about our new master of science in data analytics program, designed for professionals who need the big data and data analytics skills that are increasingly in demand.


Extreme Imaging

Dr. Robert Pless foresees the myriad beneficial applications of images that security and smartphone cameras capture, and he is capitalizing on them to help address national needs and social justice issues.


A Composite View

What if one of the 50-plus small computers contained in today’s average car failed, and it was the computer that controls the car’s braking system? Or what if one of the computers that help manage a city’s water control plant failed?


Professor of the Practice in Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science at The George Washington University in Washington DC, invites applications and nominations for a Professor of the Practice position starting potentially as early as July 2017.

Dr. Pless

Robert Pless to chair Computer Science department

Dr. Robert Pless joined GW’s Department of Computer Science on January 1, 2017 as professor of computer science and chair of the department. He will be the inaugural holder of the Patrick and Donna Martin Endowed Professorship.


Computer science faculty in the news

Faculty and researchers from the GW's Cyber Security and Privacy Research Institute and the Department of Computer Science frequently are sought out by the media to comment on and explain issues of the day related to computing and computer security.


Lance Hoffman sits on “Crypto Wars 2.0” panel

Cyber Security and Privacy Research Institute director Professor Lance Hoffman participated in the “Crypto Wars 2.0: How Should the U.S. Balance Privacy and National Security?” panel. Learn more and watch a video of the panel.