The Department of Computer Science at the University of Houston was founded in 1967; one of the first established in the country. Computer science education and research has evolved dramatically in the last 40 years. A recent provocative New York Times article claimed that "all science is computer science".
The goal of this department is to be a champion in interdisciplinary and innovative research. It requires a strong commitment to collaboration that brings together leaders in two or three specialized fields. This attitude is also reflected in our willingness to open our department to collaboration with industry, teach team work to our students, and construct computing solutions for a rapidly changing world.
The research in our department is organized into eight areas:
- Biomedical Informatics and Imaging
- Database Systems
- Data Mining and Machine Learning
- High Performance Computing
- Human Computer Interaction and Graphics
- Operating Systems and Networking
- Software Engineering
- Theory and Computer Security
We combine teaching and leading research with diversity in ethnic groups and ethnic origins creating a unique and stimulating environment. The department currently has twenty-five faculty members. Some have joint appointments in the Department’s of Biology, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and in medical schools.
Our vision is reflected in our capacity to continuously renew our teaching and build our research assistant community. The Department of Computer Science offers an average of forty Research Assistant positions per year. Faculty research and teaching is sponsored by a large number of American and international institutions and corporations. Sponsors include our industrial partners at the Platinum, Gold, and Silver levels, plus the State of Texas, and several Federal agencies, including NSF, DOE, NIH, NASA, DOD, and DARPA.
Our department strives to enhance the quality of life for individuals, families, communities, and businesses through excellence in teaching, research, and outreach. Outreach efforts are primarily involved in the scholarly sharing of teaching, research, and service efforts outside the traditional campus classroom, and in collaborating with colleagues locally, nationally, and internationally.
It is my great pleasure to lead this extraordinary department. We are counting on our students, alumni, and industrial partners to bring the department to a new level of success.
Dr. Jaspal Subhlok