As the size of our planet becomes smaller due to the increased interconnectivity of people through devices, shared information and enhanced communication, we find ourselves at a crossroads in Computer Science & Engineering. No longer are we just seeking theory, but in fact we are focusing on making, collaborating across fields and creating opportunities within both software and hardware that are inherently safe and allow for even greater data transfer. Engineering is Computer Science.

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.

PhD student Edward Melcer's game Moon Breaker, involving an augmented ping-pong table.

Girls Talk Tech.
The Google Anita Borg Scholars Community invites high school students and college freshmen and sophomores to learn more about life as a female engineer. Thursday, January 29, at 5am in 6 Metrotech Center Download the PDF here and sign up for more information here!

Motivational Environments: Personalized Cyberlearning, Intelligent Creativity Support, and Health Technology Innovation.
Speaker: Winslow Burleson (NYU). Advances in wearable and ambient sensors, responsive spaces, robots and relational agents present transformative opportunities to develop context and affect aware systems for personalized learning, intelligent creativity support, and open health innovation. Learn more. Friday, January 30th, 11am, at 2 Metrotech Center, 10th Floor, room 10.099.

Cybersecurity Summer Research and Training for College Faculty and High School Teachers.
The School of Engineering CSAW Cybersecurity Summer Research and Training Program provides a unique opportunity for computer science faculty at two- and four-year colleges and high school teachers to receive instruction in the fundamental concepts of cybersecurity, engage in cutting-edge research projects, and learn to mentor cybersecurity competition teams. Both programs run from July 6-August 24. Space is limited. Apply for the college and high school faculty programs.

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 Juliana Freire Honored for Pioneering Work on Provenance Research

Juliana Freire, a professor of computer science and engineering, has been named a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society. Freire’s cutting-edge work has made possible significant advances in the management, integration, analysis, and visualization of big data—essential work given the widely cited estimate that we create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data each day. Learn more.

Professor Nasir Memon Named 2015 SPIE Fellow

Each year, SPIE promotes members as new Fellows of the Society. Fellows are Members of distinction who have made significant scientific and technical contributions in the multidisciplinary fields of optics, photonics, and imaging. Prof. Memon has been named a Fellow for achievements in multimedia security and lossless image compression. Read more.

A Message from the Department Chair

"I am pleased to tell you about the many great things that are happening in at the NYU Polytechnic School of Engneering."

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Game Design for Citizen Science

The department's newest course aims to take an interdisciplinary approach, exploring the intersection between games, technology, education, psychology, and culture.

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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

"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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Program Educational Objectives

The broad objectives of the Computer Science and Engineering Program are:

  • Graduates are expected to be engaged and advancing in their professional careers in a profession that utilizes their NYU School of Engineering degree, in Computer Science and Engineering or other career path, that include industry, academia, and governmental or non-governmental organizations.
  • Graduates are expected to be seeking continuous professional development and life-long learning through graduate school studies, continuing education credits and/or professional registration.

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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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