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.


April 24, 2015
Yale freshman Leo Shimonaka wins the Rochester Institute of Technology’s 2015 iOS App Challenge. Details.
April 14, 2015
Pranav Maddi, a junior majoring in computer science, was a member of the team “GuideMe” that won the Audience Choice award at this year’s NYUAD Hackathon for Social...
March 28, 2015
David Gelernter talks with NPR’s Arun Rath about using computers and the Internet to teach young people to appreciate the beauty of what he calls “serious music.” Full...