Binghamton University (S.U.N.Y.)

Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science

Computer and Information Sciences - Doctorate


PO Box 6000

Binghamton, NY 13902

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

Binghamton University’s Department of Computer Science prepares students for careers that connect people throughout the world. We are in the business of information, and it is a business that is fundamental to all other industry. Members of our faculty conduct research in compilers, cloud-computing, energy-aware computing, real-time systems, network security, graphics, animation, multimedia and vision systems, data mining, bioinformatics, web-based information systems, information retrieval, and more. In working with them, you will have opportunities for hands-on work and will gain real-world experience. MS: The master of science in computer science degree focuses on the design and application of computing systems, including the design of hardware and software components, hardware-software trade offs, and on the diverse applications of computing. PhD: The doctoral program leads to a PhD degree in computer science. Students admitted into the program typically have a master’s degree in computer science or a closely related discipline. Students with a B.S. degree and a strong academic record may also be directly admitted to the Ph.D. Our Computer Science Department invites students of all academic levels to join our fourteen research and laboratory groups. The integration of Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral students, as well as faculty and staff, creates an environment that fosters collaboration and joint success. The work conducted in these groups is supported by numerous laboratories and facilities featuring cutting-edge technologies. Our equipment includes: • Several Linux clusters, including clusters with GPU accelerators, quad data rate Infiniband backplanes in shared Departmental facilities. • Specialized research equipment and servers operated and used by individual research groups within CS in a 10,000+ square foot CS Research Lab. • Fully-instrumented data center laboratory with 4 rows of 1U, 2U and Blade server racks, storage servers and 1/10 GbE connectivity. • Dedicated instructional labs (46 seats each) with multi-boot systems to support CS classes that involve modifications to the Linux kernel and networking stack. The Computer Science department funds over 40 students each year as Teaching and Research Assistants, providing students with the opportunity to become involved with current research projects led by faculty. In addition to the benefits of having faculty engaged in research, our students are recruited for professional experience on a regular basis by companies and organizations such as: • Bloomberg • Deutsche Bank • Goldman-Sachs • Google • IBM • Microsoft • The U.S. Census Office • The U.S. Department of Energy For a challenging academic environment with endless opportunities and amazing job prospects, we hope you will consider the Binghamton Graduate School in Computer Science. And we invite you to visit our website for faculty profiles and additional information.


The bachelor of science programs in bioengineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, industrial and systems engineering, and mechanical engineering in the Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. The bachelor of science program in computer science is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET. ABET, Inc. offers accreditation of undergraduate programs. For accreditation purposes the Watson School is listed as State University of New York at Binghamton. The Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone: (410) 347-7700. Binghamton University is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. This accreditation process examines the institution as a whole. For accreditation purposes the University is listed as SUNY at Binghamton.

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Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize Suburb

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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