Computer Science

Office: 5057 Woodward, Suite 3010; 313-577-2477
Chairperson: Loren Schwiebert
Academic Advisor: Stephanie Chastain, Colleen McKenney

Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Computer Science at Wayne State University is to provide excellence in teaching, research, public service, and leadership in the computer science profession and the community. The Department provides a high-quality, innovative, baccalaureate and graduate education that emphasizes the fundamentals of computer science as well as the most recent technological innovations, preparing students for employment and advanced studies. Students are encouraged to become involved in research programs to enhance their education and their employment opportunities. Through the use of our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities, students can conduct basic and applied research of high quality, influence, visibility, and potential community impact. The Department continues to develop cooperative research relationships within and outside the computer science discipline, as well as with industry, government and alumni, and local community organizations. This worldwide interaction with professional organizations provides our students with the highest standards, goals, and professional practices.

Research and Instructional Laboratories

The Department of Computer Science operates a number of teaching and research laboratories. Research laboratories are organized around individual fields of research interest. The teaching laboratories are supported by the Department and are available to all students for class work and research.