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Yiding FengPhD Candidate in Computer Science

Congratulations to PhD student Yiding Feng on receiving a Terminal Year Fellowship award for the 2020-21 academic year.

Connor BainPhD Candidate in Computer Science

Congratulations to PhD student Connor Bain on receiving a Terminal Year Fellowship award for the 2020-21 academic year.

Maxwell CrousePhD Candidate in Computer Science

Congratulations to PhD student Maxwell Crouse on receiving a Terminal Year Fellowship award for the 2020-21 academic year.

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Professors Receive a $1.2M Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace NSF Grant

Jennie Rogers and Xiao Wang received the grant from the National Science Foundation along with Duke’s Kartik Nayak and Ashwin Machanavajjhala for their Quicksilver: A Write-oriented, Private, Outsourced DB Management System. Quicksilver will allow for querying sensitive data while outsourcing database operations to untrusted cloud providers, immediately impacting healthcare, finance, and education as well as federal agencies such as the US Census Bureau.

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CS+X Initiative

Exploding the possibilities of interdisciplinary research

We are working to actively discover and support relationships between computer science and diverse disciplines across the University. In doing so, we can drive transformational connections and potentially spark entirely new fields of study.


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Chicago Tech

Connecting with Chicago's growing technology sector

Situated along the lake, 12 miles north of downtown Chicago, Northwestern’s unique location offers unsurpassed access to research partnerships and networking opportunities at neighboring tech organizations.


Programs

Learning on the cutting edge

Undergraduate

Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Combined BS/MS Degree Program

Minor in Computer Science

Note: The department offers a bachelor of science in computer science for students enrolled in the McCormick School of Engineering, as well as a bachelor of arts in computer science for students enrolled in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences. The computer science-specific requirements of the two degrees are identical.

Introduction to Computer Science

Northwestern students who are interested in changing their major, or simply sampling the computer science field, can take individual introductory courses.

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Department Events

Bringing relevant conversations to the forefront

Learn and engage with our community at one of our CS department events, including our Distinguished Lecture Series, Tech Talks Series, CS Colloquium Series, and CS+X Colloquium Series. Past speakers include thought and industry leaders such as Jon Kleinberg (Cornell University), Christos Papadimitriou (Columbia University), Salim Chawro (Microsoft), and An Zhu (Google). 

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