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.

Open Positions



June 29, 2020
On June 8, several of our Black colleagues published a compelling statement at https://blackincomputing.org/ that called on the computing community to address the inequities...
June 28, 2020
Michael Hawley (Yale ‘83), a computer programmer, professor, musician, speechwriter and impresario who helped lay the intellectual groundwork for what is now called the...
Amazon research awards
June 18, 2020
Earlier this spring, Amazon notified grant applicants that they were recipients of the 2019 Amazon Research Awards, a grant program that provides up to $80,000 in cash and $...