Quick Facts

Full-time faculty: 17
Undergraduate students: 261
Graduate students: 313
Annual research expenditures (3-year average): $3.8 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

Labs, Centers & Institutes

  • GW Cloud Systems Lab
  • Cyberspace Security and Policy Research Institute
  • GW Center for Networks Research
  • Human-Computer Interaction Group
  • Institute for Computer Graphics
  • Motion Capture and Analysis Laboratory

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Degrees And Programs


Points Of Pride

  • 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 Lance Hoffman was named to the National Cyber Security Hall of Fame in 2016 for his achievement in developing the nation’s first regularly offered university course on computer security.
  • 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.