The department's teaching and research fields include artificial intelligence, computer networks, computer graphics, computer vision, databases, multi-media computing, high-performance computing, real-time systems, scientific computing and visualization, software engineering, biocomputing and bioinformatics, and theory. The department maintains state of the art computer equipment including Unix/Linux servers and students have access to over 100 workstations and to high performance computing facilities.
We offer a M.S. degree in Computer Science and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree. The M.S. degree plan has two options: a thesis and a non-thesis option. Our graduate student population is highly diverse and our students come from many different countries. Many of our M.S. or Ph.D. students are employed by the University and work as research or teaching assistants for our or other departments. Other of our graduate students hold part-time or full-time jobs working for companies in the Houston metropolitan area. Many large companies have their headquarters located in Houston, and the Texas Medical Center in Houston is the second largest in the United States.
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities