The department constantly expands the roster of elective courses to keep pace with the industry trends in computer graphics, computer gaming, mobile and web application, artificial intelligence, embedded systems and security. You also learn from industry experts in databases, networking, mobile computing, security, embedded systems, gaming, and entrepreneurship, among them a co-founder of PC Magazine. We are completing a new, $1 million, state-of-the-art Big Data lab that will open in the fall of 2014.
Students work with our accomplished, full-time faculty in small classes or one-on-one in independent study and research projects. Faculty research areas include: computer vision, cognitive neuroscience, artificial intelligence, security, software engineering, data mining, and algorithms.
Students have many opportunities to apply their skills in internships throughout Long Island and New York City. The department has connections with a large number of local companies. In addition, the Computer Center at Hofstra offers quality internships to our students in networking, security and application development. Many students who have done internships have been subsequently offered permanent positions.