The Department of Computer Science was founded by people who had a vision. This vision was how computer science would fit into the unique spirit of Yale University, an institution oriented to an unusual degree around undergraduate education and close interdepartmental collaboration. The Department has always had close ties to mathematics and engineering, but has increasingly experienced collaborations with other disciplines important to Yale, including psychology, linguistics, economics, business, statistics, music, medicine, physics and more. It is through these collaborations that the importance of computer science in a broader sense is best appreciated.

Contributions toward a student prize named to honor Paul Hudak’s memory can be made here.


August 21, 2015
Donya Quick’s Kulitta Software and Automated Music Composition
August 14, 2015
This NSF feature describes Professor Dorsey’s journey in developing a new graphical media type that bridges 2D drawing and 3D modeling.
July 8, 2015
The paper “C-Store: A Column-oriented DBMS” has been selected for the 2015 VLDB 10-Year Best Paper Award. According to the VLDB selection committee, winning papers are those...