The School of Computer Science houses professors that explore the foundational areas of computing, giving students a solid base of intellectual and experiential preparation to branch into any number of fields, either at the heart of the discipline or in its growing number of subfields.
SCS graduate students work closely with some of the world’s premier faculty in areas such as cybersecurity, networks, architecture, theory, software engineering, databases, and other fields at the core of computer science. Also—and of critical importance in today’s world—our professors and research scientists understand that no one subfield of computing can operate effectively in isolation; the modern world of computing demands that researchers work collaboratively and across disciplines in order to continue expanding computational power and reliability while keeping information private and secure.
At the undergraduate level, School of Computer Science teach many undergraduate courses, and the School directly manages three Threads—Information InterNetworks, Systems & Architecture, and Theory—in the College of Computing’s groundbreaking Threads curriculum for the B.S. in Computer Science degree. This ensures that the Georgia Tech undergraduates in computing are well versed in the latest research and techniques that characterize these foundational subfields of computing.