Computer Science Department

With a solid foundation in computer science and access to state-of-the-art computing facilities, Washington & Lee students are empowered with the problem-solving skills to tackle tomorrow's challenges. Since computer science affects so many other disciplines, many students pursue computer science along with another major. Some students complement another major with computer science courses to improve their marketability after graduation.

Computers have transformed life as we know it. Advances in computing enabled breakthroughs in genetics, protein modeling, medicine, weather simulations, and most scientific fields. Because of the Internet, people separated by oceans can communicate and collaborate at work and through social networks.

The Internet has also revolutionized business practices. Video game and movie graphics are increasingly realistic. Children can learn various skills using fun, educational software. Policies and laws had to be rewritten to account for the new world created in cyberspace. Computer science has been at the center of this technological revolution, creating new opportunities and presenting new challenges in a variety of fields. Computer scientists advance the state of the art by creating more efficient, effective solutions to problems.

Our faculty are devoted to preparing students for their futures as leaders in computer science by teaching them the fundamental problem-solving skills and concepts of computer science and challenging them to derive innovative solutions to new problems. Our faculty also actively participate in research and scholarship, collaborating with colleagues inside and outside of Washington and Lee.

Computer Science Department Blog

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Computer Science: ODK Initiates

Congratulations to Computer Science major Johanna Goergen and Computer Science minor Brian Krouskos on being inducted into ODK!  Johanna and Brian join Computer Science major Michael Holt ’16, who was initiated last year. Johanna Goergen (Kinnelon, New Jersey) is a computer science and mathematics double major. She serves as resident adviser, an LGBT peer counselor ...Continue reading ‘Computer Science: ODK Initiates’ »

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

CSCI Major Lenny Enkhbold ’17

Junior German and Computer Science major, Lenny Enkhbold, has been selected one of 13 founding members of the Merrell College Ambassadors program from colleges around the country.   Click on the link to learn more:  

Friday, November 20, 2015

Computer Science meets Biology: Models and Algorithms for Understanding Evolution

Dr. Jessica Wu, Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, Harvey Mudd College Friday, December 4th 3:30 p.m. (reception) 4:00 p.m. (talk) Parmly 307 Computational techniques have long been applied to biological data to address a wide range of evolutionary questions. This talk will focus on the need for accurate, efficient, scalable, and general computational methods for ...Continue reading ‘Computer Science meets Biology: Models and Algorithms for Understanding Evolution’ »

Thursday, September 03, 2015

CSCI Summer Research Spotlight

Find out what Azmain Amin, a junior who worked with Professor Sara Sprenkle and fellow junior Mina Shnoudah did over the summer….  

Monday, August 24, 2015

CSCI students with the drone

Here are Professor Levy’s students working over the summer with the drone