New CS Building Officially Opens!


IMPORTANT: CS Building hours for Fall 2015 are as follows:  7am – 8pm Monday – Friday. Weekends: Card access only 

The Department of Computer Science (CS) at Stony Brook University is celebrating: The new Computer Science building is up and running and on June 10, 2015 faculty, researchers, and staff moved in!

Ten years in the making (proposals were first sought in 2005), the building, which is 70,000 gross sq ft, is now the new home for the Department of Computer Science at Stony Brook University.

Its official ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the opening of the new building was held on July 1. Senator Ken LaValle and other elected officials, industry partners, faculty, staff, students, and alumni will also be on hand at the ribbon cutting where they will tour the new facility and meet with researchers.

At the first faculty meeting held in the new building on June 12, Arie Kaufman, Distinguished Professor and Chair of the CS department, thanked everyone for their patience throughout the process and he thanked the systems staff, led by Ken Gladky, for tirelessly working to get the building ready for this “happy moment”.

With over 14,000 sq ft of research lab space, the three-story building will house 60+ faculty and post-doc offices. It has both faculty and graduate student lounges, breakout space for collaboration including two outdoor areas, five conference rooms with integrated video conferencing, two state-of-the-art teaching labs with MOOC and distance learning capabilities, and undergraduate and graduate student practice lab and workspace.

The new CS building also includes five innovative centers for research: National Security Institute (NSI), Center for Mobile Computing, Center for Dynamic Data Analytics (CDDA), Center for Smart Energy, and the Center for Visual Computing (CVC).

The A/E/C team, which includes Mitchel Giurgola Architects and URS, started construction on the new building in September 2012. To ease transition, moving in to the building is being done in three-phases with all faculty and staff completely moved in by August 2015. The Old Computer Science building will continue to house a few of the department’s key labs including the Multimedia Lab.

Please join the faculty and staff of CS in celebrating the grand opening of a facility that will accelerate Stony Brook University's growth as a leader in computer science education and research.

                                                                                     Arie E. Kaufman Remarks
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