About Us

Welcome to the Department of Computer Science at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The department provides an excellent learning environment for both undergraduate and graduate students, and is proud to be part of UAB, one of the top universities in the nation that are ranked as "R1: Doctoral Universities — Highest Research Activity" in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

Strong Undergraduate Programs

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  • Our B.S. in Computer Science program is accredited by the ABET, one of the most widely recognized accreditors of college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and technology.
  • The department is also home to the interdisciplinary B.A. in Computer Science (also known as CS+X) program, which is designed for students interested in combining a strong foundation in computer science with a broad-based education in another discipline, including those in business and liberal arts. Graduates of the B.A. program will be equipped with a T-shaped knowledge base and versatile skill set, meeting the rapidly-evolving demands for such young professionals.
  • We also offer the B.S. in Digital Forensics program jointly with the Department of Criminal Justice, where students will gain knowledge necessary discover, recover, analyze, and present in court information that has been stored on digital devices used during illegal activities.

Flexible Graduate Programs

At the graduate level, our Ph.D. program has been growing steadily since it was first established in 1972. We offer two masters programs, an M.S. in Computer Science and an M.S. in Digital Forensics and Security Management. The former provides students with an opportunity to acquire expertise in big data, cyber security, mobile applications, and other emerging fields of importance. The latter is jointly offered with the Department of Criminal Justice and the Collat School of Business. Both M.S. programs are flexible to cater to the needs of all students, including full-time, part-time, domestic, and international students. We also offer two certificate programs.

Faculty & Research

Continuing our success in scholarly research, department faculty are challenging the boundaries of knowledge in four focused research areas, including cyber security, data science and analytics, biomedical applications, and advanced cyber infrastructures (encompassing cloud computing, high performance computing, and the Internet of Things). Our faculty’s research has been funded by both major federal agencies and industrial technology giants. Additionally, we collaborate closely with researchers from other universities, industries, and government agencies.

I wholeheartedly invite you to explore our website to get a glimpse of some of the exciting learning, research, and collaboration opportunities our department has to offer.

Yuliang Zheng.
Yuliang Zheng

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