Department of Computer Science

Department Spotlight Department Spotlight

Tulane’s Department of Computer Science Is Hiring!

The Computer Science Department anticipates multiple hires at all levels as it continues to build its new program. This year we are particularly pleased to announce the Yahoo! Founder Chair in systems. The Yahoo! Founder Chair will anchor a new research group in systems, an area where we expect to make multiple hires. We invite interested applicants to contact the department chair, Professor Michael Mislove, at about their potential candidacy. We also anticipate hires in machine learning. These positions are open at all ranks. Each of the successful candidates has the possibility of a joint appointment with IHMC. Our goal is to continue to develop a distinguished faculty representing a broad range of areas of computer science. For more information, follow the link above to Open Positions.

Tulane researchers receive $1.4 million to pay attention

Edward Golob (Psychology) is the Principal Investigator, and K. Brent Venable (Computer Science) and Jeff Mock (Psychology) are Co-Investigators on a $1.4 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health that will study how auditory spatial attention, which scientists believe is vital to the survival of both humans and animals, operates in the brain.
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Alumnus wins $1 million in robotics competition

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Welcome to the Tulane Department
of Computer Science

Message from the Chair »

Welcome to the Tulane University Computer Science web site. We are building a new computer science program that provides outstanding curricular offerings taught by faculty who are internationally recognized for their research in computer science and its applications to related disciplines.

The department’s focus across its programs is on the interface between computer science and the many related areas where computer science is having a disruptive effect on how research is conducted. Our coordinate major, led by Anastasia Kurdia, our undergraduate coordinator, requires students to complete a capstone project demonstrating the application of computer science and its principles to a related discipline. Our Interdisciplinary PhD program has a similar focus on the application of computer science and to related areas: biology, chemistry, economics, mathematics, linguistics, physics and psychology are among the areas where students can focus their coordinate research. We have TAs available for Fall 2016. Interested students should contact Carola Wenk, our graduate coordinator, or one of our graduate faculty about applying.

We also share a Master’s in Computational Linguistics with the linguistics faculty. This program leverages our relationship with the Florida Institute of Human and Machine Cognition, which has a number of the world’s leaders in Natural Language Processing on its staff.

The department’s faculty is active in many areas: Ram Mettu and Carola Wenk work in algorithms, with Ram working in structural computational biology and Carola working in computational geometry. Brent Venable, who has a joint appointment with the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition in Ocala, Florida, works in computational social choice, an area within Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Brian Summa works in large data processing and scientific visualization. I have a joint appointment in mathematics, and my work is on computational models for classical and quantum computation. You can learn more about our research and other activities from the videos you’ll find under the News menu above.

We are hiring, with a new Yahoo! Founder Chair in systems, and we anticipate the addition of research groups in systems and in machine learning - see the notice to the right on this page. 

The guiding principle for all our activities is to emphasize the application of computer science and its principles to related areas of science and engineering, the health sciences, liberal arts, and areas such as business, medicine and law that are represented in Tulane’s professional schools. We are committed to developing a strong group of faculty whose research is internationally recognized for its advances both in core computer science and its applications in these myriad areas. Our educational goal is to be a leader in producing the next generation of computer scientists who work at applying computer science at the interface with related disciplines.

We welcome inquiries about our program - please email me at with your questions and comments. Also, please visit this space often for information about the progress of Tulane Computer Science.

Mike Mislove, Chair



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