Located in the burgeoning Brooklyn Tech Triangle, the Computer Science and Engineering Department offers world-class research opportunities under the direction of dedicated faculty. The department excels in varied focus areas ranging from data management to game engineering. An extracurricular calendar of events and competitions, such as CSAW, the Alt-Ctrl Game Jam, and related hack nights, give students ample opportunities to work among their peers while gaining real-world experience that prepare them for their future careers.

Sloan Lecture Series: Surviving on a Diet of Poisoned Fruit: Reducing the Risk of America's Cyber Dependencies. This cybersecurity lecture series was created in conjunction with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Wednesday, December 10, 9-11:30am. Admission is free but registration is required. Learn more here.

Research Strengths

Security and Privacy

Creating a safe, reliable, and resilient Cyberspace

Big Data Management, Analysis, and Visualization

Driving large quantities of information for manageability

Game Engineering

Developing gaming software programs and networks

Algorithms and Theoretical Computer Science

Abstract and mathematical aspects of computing

Professor Claudio Silva Wins IEEE Visualization Technical Achievement Award

The award is one of the highest honors given by the IEEE Computer Society’s Technical Committee on Visualization and Graphics (VGTC). Silva was recognized for his seminal contributions to data visualization and analysis, popularly known as “Data Science,” at the IEEE VIS 2014 conference, held November 9-14, 2014 in Paris. Prof. Silva is the youngest scientist to receive the award. Learn more.

Video Games for Grown-Ups

With gamer demographics changing fast, “deep games” offer cerebral, creative—and often upbeat—content.

As the industry scrambles to keep up with evolving tastes and technology, this new sensibility could herald a big shift in the way the developers approach their product. "A perfect storm of distribution channels, game literacy, and appetite for content has led to an explosion of aesthetic games that deal with quieter emotions," says Katherine Isbister, a professor in NYU's gaming program. "There's now a robust, diverse market for games that may not be blockbusters, but can be profitable because they have much lower production costs." Read the article here.

A Message from the Department Chair

"I’m excited to be writing to you since becoming NYU’s official School of Engineering. "

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Entrepreneurs in Residence Program

Begun in Fall 2014, entrepreneurs Ali Heron and Lucas Nelson's residency program is designed to coach, educate, mentor, and network students.

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About the Department

"Our program helps worldwide students come together and obtain the very strong background and skills that will lead them well into the job market—at Wall St., major tech companies, or within the government."

—Prof. Justin Cappos

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"The School of Engineering is one of the best universities in the US, especially for computer science. Every professor I've had has been so proficient in their field that it's a privilege to learn from them."

—Urvashi Soni
MS Computer Science

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Commitment to Teaching

Information on the teaching philosophies of faculty.

"The specific technologies that we study certainly matter, but they will change in a few years, so it is less important which ones we teach than how we convey the importance of learning."

—Prof. John Sterling

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Congratulations to the Department Dean's List students! See the complete list of students.

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NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering
Computer Science and Engineering Department
Two MetroTech Center, 10th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Front desk: (718) 260-3590


The office is open weekdays throughout the academic year, except for university holidays.

Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Employment Opportunities

NYU seeks to add several tenured/tenure-track faculty members to its Computer Science and Engineering Department.

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