New Department of Computer Science Building

Construction is in full swing at the site of our new computer science building. At over 70,000 sq ft, the new home to Computer Science at Stony Brook University will have 14,000 sq ft of dedicated research lab space. Set to open in 2014, the facility offers students and faculty an array of specialized labs, including Digital Media, Light Dome, Sound Booth, Virtual Reality, and Wireless Sensor labs.

The learning experience will be enhanced for professors and students through the use of well-equipped advanced MOOC teaching labs with distance learning capabilities. Planned open space, collaboration lounges, and meeting rooms will facilitate information sharing and further pave the way for Stony Brook University to have a major role in New York State and the nation’s technology-based economy.

Established in 1969, the Department of Computer Science at Stony Brook University is consistently ranked among the top research computer science departments in the nation and is the largest unit in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. As technology significantly impacts all aspects of our lives and plays a key role in every research discipline, the Department of Computer Science is poised for nationwide, interdisciplinary collaboration. Internationally renowned faculty who have made significant contributions in the research areas of visual computing, computer systems, networking, cyber-security, algorithms, and intelligent computing are excited for the opportunity to work in the new state-of-the-art facility. The new facility complements existing technology and research space at the Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT), a $50 million high-tech center with 100,000 sq ft of applied IT research labs.

The A/E/C team, which includes Mitchel Giurgola Architects and URS, started construction on the new building in September 2012. To see updated images of the new computer science building during construction, follow us on Twitter or like us on FacebookLearn more about the building here.