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Department of Computer Science
About the Department of Computer Science


Our vision is to become regionally and globally recognized as a leading department in terms of academic research, teaching excellence and technology impact. We strive to deliver excellent education for our students, enabling them to address the computing needs of businesses, and contribute to the development of the information technology sector locally, regionally and internationally.

Mission Statement

The department of Computer Science at the American University of Beirut prepares students for advanced studies and professional careers in the dynamically changing world of computing and information technology. Our programs combine the theoretical foundations of computing with the practical knowledge of software development vital to industry, to provide broad and integrated curriculums. The department offers a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in computer science, designed to be completed typically in three years. It also offers a Master of Science (MS) program designed to provide advanced and specialized education in computing, offered in formats that meet the needs of both working professionals and full-time students. The department has vigorous research programs in graphics and multimedia, networking and security, high-performance computing, data mining and information retrieval, and software engineering. Our faculty members are committed to contributing to the advancement of the field of computing through scholarly activities, in which our students play a vital role.

For an overview of the department, ongoing research, programs, courses, and students, check the Department Brochure.

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