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Director's Welcome

Welcome to the website of the University of Georgia School of Computing, which I am honored to lead, working with our accomplished faculty and dedicated staff. Formed through the elevation of the department of computer science to a school, we have a broad mission related to computing advances and education across the entire campus. Broadly, I view the objectives of the school of computing as the following:  
  1. Conduct excellent and broad research in core computer science to produce a highly ranked computer science program, which will also lead to better recognition of UGA as a premier public research university.  
  2. Offer high quality undergraduate and graduate computer and data science degree programs, including course offerings in new and emerging areas, and incorporating best practices to support the success of students from all backgrounds.
  3. Emphasize interdisciplinary research activities involving computing to build on and enhance the University’s robust research enterprise across all academic disciplines.  
  4. Provide computing education opportunities for undergraduates and graduate students in other disciplines by developing service courses and interdisciplinary programs, thus contributing to preparation of all students in 21st century skills.
  5. Be a comprehensive resource for the people and economy of the state of Georgia.

Our research and education capabilities feature excellence and deep expertise in the following very critical areas of the current times: Artificial Intelligence (including Machine Learning, Computer Vision, and Robotics), Security and Privacy, Biomedical computations (including bioinformatics and applications of AI and Data Sciences to biology and health related applications), Computer Systems (including high-end, cloud, edge, and mobile computing), and Human Computer Interaction (HCI). We offer undergraduate and master's programs in both computer science and data science (the latter joint with the department of statistics); a Ph.D. program in computer science; masters in cybersecurity; and certificate programs in computing, applied data sciences, and cybersecurity.  

These are indeed exciting times in computing – the fourth major wave of a computing possible through the confluence of advances in Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, and Edge computing. The UGA School of Computing is at the center of these advances, both through core research and education and with interdisciplinary collaborations that capture exciting, new applications.

I invite you to join us.

Gagan Agrawal
Director, UGA School of Computing

View UGA's announcement for more details 

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