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The University of Richmond's computer science program offers students a framework for understanding computer technology and its mathematical foundations.

Latest NewsComputer Science welcomes to our faculty Dr. Prateek Bhakta, Georgia Institute of Technology, and Dr. Jory Denny, Texas A&M University.

Congratulations to alums Jake Kurzer, '10 and Brett Csorba, '14, who recently patented an algorithm that they invented while working in computer security for General Electric.
Uthaipon Tantipongpipat ’16, mathematics major and computer science minor, won the David C. Evans Award for Outstanding Achievement in Scholarship.
Jackson Taylor ’16 won the 2015-16 Outstanding Student in Computer Science Award.

Amy Shick '16 and Jackson Taylor '16 were both awarded the Mary Church Kent and Joseph F. Kent Computer Science Award for outstanding computer science graduating majors.

Faculty Highlights

  • Denny Presentation

    Dr. Jory Denny will present his paper, "Dynamic Region-biased Rapidly-exploring Random Trees,"  at the Twelfth International Workshop on the Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics (WAFR) in December. This is one of the top conferences in the robotics field.

  • Shaw Article

    Dr. Kelly Shaw and colleagues published, "GPU Performance and Power Tuning Using Regression Trees" in ACM Transactions on Architecture and Code Optimization (TACO).

  • Lawson Article

    Barry Lawson and colleagues recently published "Evaluating Infection Prevention Strategies in Out-Patient Dialysis Units Using Agent-Based Modeling," in PLOS One.

  • Distinguished Educator Award

    Dr. Barry Lawson was named a 2014 University of Richmond Distinguished Educator.

  • Charlesworth Paper Accepted

    Dr. Arthur Charlesworth's paper, "The Comprehensibility Theorem and the Foundations of Artificial Intelligence," was recently accepted to appear in Minds and Machines: journal for artificial intelligence, philosophy and cognitive sciences, Vol. 25.

  • Shaw Publishes Article

    Dr. Kelly Shaw and two coauthors published "MRPB: Memory Request Prioritization for Massively Parallel Processors" in the 20th IEEE International Symposium on High Performance Computing (HPCA), Feb. 2014.

  • Research Featured in Richmond Times-Dispatch

    The Richmond Times-Dispatch published an article on Dr. Lewis Barnett's research working to determine if a computer can be programmed to identify a certain species or a single bird among other similar-looking birds.

Scholarship Repository Readership

The University of Richmond's Scholarship Repository shares faculty publications with a world-wide audience. The map below shows where articles from math and computer science faculty are being read around the globe.

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Mailing address:
Department of Math & Computer Science
212 Jepson Hall
28 Westhampton Way
University of Richmond, VA 23173

Phone: (804) 289-8077
Fax: (804) 287-6444

Department Chair: William Ross
Computer Science Program Coordinator:
Barry Lawson
Administrative Coordinator: Kathy Rothert