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Established in 1969, the Computer Science Department at Stony Brook University is consistently ranked among the top Computer Science research departments. A Gourman report indicated Stony Brook's undergraduate program was ranked 15th nationwide and 2nd in New York State. The most recent NRC survey ranked it among the top 20 graduate programs in the U.S. 

 The department is the largest unit in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences and is among the largest on the campus. Our faculty and students work closely together in an open, collegial atmosphere. The department is active in many of the major research areas in computer science with specialization in Visual Computing, Computer Systems, Networking and Security, Databases, Logic Programming and Deductive Systems, Concurrency and Verification, Algorithms and Complexity, and Computer Science Education. Our department is the primary participant in the Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT), a $230 Million High-Tech Center at Stony Brook and one of a handful in New York state. Our undergraduate program in Computer Science is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

We are located in the Computer Science Building at the center of the tree-lined Stony Brook campus in the beautiful village of Stony Brook, New York, a residential neighborhood 50 miles east of New York City on the north shore of Long Island. Plans are currently being drawn for a new Computer Science building adjacent to our current building, and the new Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT) was opened in summer 2008.