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Full-time faculty: 15
Undergraduate students: 143
Graduate students: 495
Annual research expenditures: $3.2 million

Research Areas

  • Algorithms and Theory
  • Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
  • Bioinformatics and Biomedical Computing
  • Computer Security and InformationAssurance
  • Data Science
  • Digital Media
  • Networking and Mobile Computing
  • Pervasive Computing and Embedded Systems
  • Software Engineering and Systems

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Points Of Pride

Through research and teaching, GW’s Department of Computer Science contributes to computing breakthroughs that are fueling advances in medicine, communications, transportation, security, and other areas vital to our society and the world.

We have become increasingly reliant on cryptography and secure systems to provide privacy and security in many of our activities, such as protecting credit card numbers and personal information from unauthorized online access. A number of faculty across the department conduct research to design and analyze new protocols and systems for stronger cyber security.

In one example of developing stronger cyber security systems, Professor Poorvi Vora and her GW students co-developed Scantegrity, an electronic voting system that has been used twice by Takoma Park, MD, in its municipal elections.

For more accurate medical procedures, Professor James Hahn and his team are developing imaging algorithms for computer-assisted surgeries.

Professor Evan Drumwright is developing new methods to enable robots to do more human tasks and to do them faster and more reliably.

Professor Mona Diab’s research team works on converting unstructured data to functional knowledge, a critical research area in the natural language processing and “Big Data” field.

Using machine learning, Professor Claire Monteleoni has co-founded the field of climate informatics to help scientists better predict and track climate patterns.

To store and process vast amounts of data at low cost, businesses increasingly rely on cloud computing. Professor Timothy Wood's research seeks to improve the reliability and efficiency of cloud platforms, and Professor Gabriel Parmer works on developing better operating systems.

GW’s federally funded CyberCorps program has placed 68 graduates in cyber security positions in 30 federal agencies since its inception in 2003.