Chair's Message

 Weiyi Meng Photography: Binghamton University.

Thank you for your interest in the Computer Science Department at Binghamton University.

Binghamton University is one of the four university centers in the State
University of New York system and an R1 research institute. It consistently has been ranked as one of the top public universities in the U.S. and one of the best SUNY campuses for many years (according to the U.S. News and World Report ranking). The University offers a high-quality education at an affordable cost. In the 2023 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, Binghamton University’s computer science program was ranked 176-200 in the world.

The Computer Science Department offers baccalaureate, master’s and PhD degrees
in computer science and a master’s degree in information systems. Our Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Computer Science programs have two tracks, one in artificial intelligence and one in cybersecurity. Our Master of Science in Information Systems program has an applied data science track, and we plan to add a cybersecurity track shortly.

With 40 full-time faculty members and over 1,460 students (approximately 700 undergraduate students, close to 700 master’s students and over 80 PhD students),
Computer Science is the largest (in terms of both faculty size and student enrollment) and the fastest-growing department at Binghamton University. We offer a high-quality and state-of-the-art computer science/information systems education for students in all of our degree programs. We have one of the earliest accredited undergraduate programs in the nation (since 1988). Our computer science MS and PhD programs are rigorous and well-established. Students at all levels have opportunities to work with well-known faculty researchers on cutting- edge research projects sponsored by the federal government and high-tech companies. Research results produced by our faculty and students are often published in top computer science conferences.

Most of our PhD students and many highly qualified master’s students receive scholarships in the form of research assistantships or teaching assistantships. In addition, we are very proud of the long and sustained placement record of our graduates.

The Computer Science Department is strongly committed to cultivating an educational environment where differences and similarities are valued and respected. We value diversity as a strength critical to our educational mission and expect every member of the department to contribute to an inclusive and respectful culture for all. The department recently updated its Broadening Participation in Computing (BPC) Plan, which sets new goals in broadening the participation of students, especially women and underrepresented students, in computing.

Once again, thank you for your interest in the Computer Science Department, and we look forward to hearing from you!

Weiyi Meng

Chair and Distinguished Service Professor