About the Department

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The Department of Computer Science is the second largest academic unit in the Technion, with about 1,300 under-graduate students (about one-eighth of the total number of Technion students) and more than 200 graduate students. It comprises about 50 faculty members of international repute with expertise in a wide variety of fields. It is the largest department of computer science in Israel and supplies the Israeli hi-tech industry with the highest caliber manpower. As one of the most popular Technion departments it can select for admission the very best students. The department engages in a wide range of research and teaching activities and constitutes a unique meeting point between science and technology. It provides basic computer training to the entire Technion community. A skilled professional staff of engineers, technicians and secretaries supports the department's teaching and research.

Research Areas

Theory of Computer Science

  • Automata and Formal Languages
  • Coding
  • Complexity
  • Computational Geometry
  • Cryptology
  • Distributed Computing
  • Logic and Semantics
  • Theory of Algorithms

Systems

  • Databases and Data Mining
  • Distributed and Parallel Systems
  • Hardware
  • Networks, Communication and Systems
  • Programming Languages
  • Software and Hardware Verification
  • Software Engineering

Artificial Intelligence

  • Learning
  • Reasoning

Intelligent Systems and Scientific Computation

  • Geometric Modeling
  • Graphics
  • Image Processing and Computer Vision
  • Robotics and Complex Systems
  • Scientific Computation and Numerical Analysis

Excellence

An international Review Committee has reviewed the Department of Computer Science in May 2008 and has submitted a report to the President of the Technion. Similarly to the conclusion of the 2000 Review Committee, The recent review concluded that: "The Technion’s Computer Science Faculty is an excellent department of computer science, comparable to a top ten in the United States".



In a list of the most cited institutions in computer science published by Thomson Scientific-indexed Computer Science Journal the Technion is ranked 12, following AT&T, IBM Corporation and Universities such as Berkeley, MIT and Stanford.




Times Higher Education Magazine has ranked the Technion 25 in world university rankings of the top 50 universities for technology for 2007.




The council of higher education has recently completed a report on the quality of teaching in all computer science departments in Israel, and reported that the level of teaching at the Technion is exceptionally good.




The Academic Ranking of World Universities for 2012 graded the Technion in the field of computer science in the 18th place in the world. The ranking, performed by the Institute of Higher Education of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, is based on several excellency factors such as number of faculty and alumni winning Turing award, number of highly cited researchers, number of published papers, and percentage of papers published in top journals.