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

Monday, August 24, 2015

CSCI students with the drone

Here are Professor Levy’s students working over the summer with the drone https://farm1.staticflickr.com/276/20305714210_c2127da18f_b.jpg  

Friday, July 31, 2015

CSCI Tenure-Track Faculty Position Opening

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Computer Science Washington and Lee University Department of Computer Science The Department of Computer Science at Washington and Lee University invites...

Friday, July 31, 2015

Digital Humanities Grant Collaboration

Computer Science professor Sara Sprenkle collaborated with other members of Washington and Lee’s Digital Humanities Working Group and the Provost to write the grant application. See the...

Monday, June 01, 2015

Computer Science Major and Minor Award Recipients

Congratulations to the following CSCI students who have received scholarships, awards or prizes: MICHAEL WATKINS HOLT – The Luther Seevers Birely Scholarship, The James D. Davidson Memorial...

Monday, June 01, 2015

2015 Computer Science Graduates

The Class of 2015 Computer Science Graduates, both majors and minors–Congratulations!! Acharya, Bipeen Archer-McClellan, Haley A. Dickens, Anne Bailey Ekenta, Onyebuchi Forrestel, Madeline Anne...