Department Overview

Welcome to Iowa State University (ISU) Department of Computer Science. The Computer Science department resides in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the largest college at Iowa State University. Currently, the department has 1,600 undergraduate students (938 Computer Science students and 662 Software Engineering students), 240 graduate students, 41 full-time faculty members, and 13 staff members.

students working in robotics labWe have strong research and educational programs in:

Our department has over $16 million in active research grants. However, factoring in our interdisciplinary activities in biosciences, mathematical science, and engineering, our department’s impact is larger. Overall, we contribute to approximately $25 million in active research and training grants.

We offer strong B.S., B.A., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science and M.S. in Artificial Intelligence. We are one of the founding departments for the B.S. in Software Engineering, B.S. in Data Science, Data Science Minor, and Certificate, along with the B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. We are active in interdepartmental graduate programs in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Human-Computer Interaction, and Cybersecurity.

Department Leadership

Pavan Aduri
Professor, Director of Graduate Education
Chaudhuri
Associate Professor, Associate Chair for Education
Professor, Chair of Faculty Search Committee
Picture of Myra Cohen
Professor, Associate Chair for Research, Lanh & Oanh Nguyen Endowed Chair of Software Engineering
Xiaoqiu Huang photo
Professor, Associate Chair for Faculty Professional Development
Photo of Wei Le
Associate Professor, Chair of Graduate Admissions Committee
Kingland Professor and Department Chair
Wallapak Tavanapong
Professor, Chair of Broadening Participation in Computing Committee

Main Office

226 Atanasoff Hall
2434 Osborn Drive
Phone: (515) 294-4377
Fax: (515) 294-0258
e-mail: csdept@iastate.edu
Office Hours
School Year: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Summer: Monday - Friday, 7:30 am.-4 p.m.

 

Undergraduate ​Advising Office

1200 Communications Building
1013 Woi Road
Phone: (515) 294-2597
e-mail: csadvising@iastate.edu

Office Hours
School Year: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Summer: Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Graduate Office:

123 Atanasoff Hall
2434 Osborn Drive
Phone: (515) 294-5779
Admissions: csadmissions@iastate.edu
General questions: nlewis1@iastate.edu
Office Hours
School Year: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Summer: Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.