About Us

​​​​Vision 

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  brochures: ​udergraduate brochure​ and ​graduate brochure .

​​​​​Chair's Welcome​


Welcome to the Department of Computer Science at the American University of Beirut.

Our department is one of the leading and biggest computer science departments in Lebanon and the region. We have research and teaching strengths in key theoretical and applied fields of computer science. Our students enjoy the breadth of courses we offer, which cover almost all aspects of emerging technologies and fields, such as but not limited to artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data, internet of things, application and game development, and software engineering. We offer undergraduate and graduate programs that train students for advanced research careers in computer science as well as for software design and development careers in local, regional, and international industries. Most of our students get placed in good jobs and/or good graduate schools before they even graduate.

We are aggressively hiring top scholars, improving our programs, attracting the best students, and partnering with industry leaders to commercialize our ideas and technologies. It is our mission to be among the very best in the region.

We are delighted that you visited our page; please feel free to look around and contact us for any inquiries.

​Wassim El-Hajj
Chairperson
Department of Computer Science
American University of Beirut​