“Computing at Carnegie Mellon evolved the way it should everywhere, but doesn’t. There was a confluence of minds, tools and problems, an absence of administrative blindness, and an appreciation of the potential and consequences that spread far…”
- Alan Perlis, first Computer Science Department head
The School of Computer Science (SCS) began as the doctoral-granting Computer Science Department in 1965 and became an independent school within the university in 1988. Our highly regarded undergraduate program was founded in 1990. SCS faculty, researchers and students are known for making breakthroughs that have real-world applications in operating systems, programming languages, software engineering, wearable computers, ubiquitous computing, networks, educational computing systems and robotics. Interdisciplinary collaborations with colleagues across the campus enrich the flow of ideas and information.
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