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 and 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.

Research Strengths

Security and Privacy

Creating a safe, reliable, and resilient Cyberspace

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Big Data Management, Analysis, and Visualization

Driving large quantities of information for manageability

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Game Engineering

Developing gaming software programs and networks

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Algorithms and Theoretical Computer Science

Abstract and mathematical aspects of computing

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Upcoming Event For Students

Building Secure Operating Systems

Speaker: Vasileios Kemerlis, Columbia University (Department of Computer Science). Today's operating systems are large, complex, and plagued with vulnerabilities that allow perpetrators to exploit them for profit. The constant rise in the number of software weaknesses, coupled with the sophistication of modern adversaries, make the need for effective and adaptive defenses more critical than ever. This talk will touch on developing novel protection mechanisms and exploit prevention techniques that improve the security posture of commodity operating systems.

Thursday, February 26th, 12:30pm, at 2 Metrotech Center, 10th Floor, Room 10.099

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Upcoming Event For Students

Sloan/NYU Schools of Law and Engineering Cyber Security Series

Cyber Insurance and Corporate Governance: Facing New Threats. As American corporations struggle with managing the risks from cyber breaches, cybersecurity thought-leaders from government, industry, and academia will explore how to build effective corporate governance and risk management frameworks. We will focus, in particular, on how the development of a cyber insurance market might come to play a central role in refining risk management frameworks in cyberspace.

Thursday, April 2nd, 9:00am, at the Pfizer Auditorium, 5 Metrotech Center

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Upcoming Event For Educators

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.

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Professor Juliana Freire Awarded $3.6 Million by DARPA

Juliana Freire, a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, has been awarded $3.6 million by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop methods to locate and explore hard-to-find information both on the web surface and on the deep web, the parts of the web not indexed by standard commercial search engines.Read more.

Cybersecurity Minor Now Available

Interested in understanding how systems can be hacked? Interested in understanding how systems can be designed to prevent them from being hacked? Want to understand how the latest reflection attack exploits have taken down entire systems? Want to learn the right areas of Computer Security to help you have relevant and useful skills for entering a growing field of industry? This minor may be of interest to you. Learn more about the new Cybersecurity minor, or other minors in Computer Science and Game Engineering, here..

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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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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