About the Department

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The Department of Computer Science is the second largest academic unit in the Technion, withover 1,500 undergraduate students (about one-eighth of the total number of Technion students) and over 200 graduate students. It comprises over 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.

The CS Department conducts undergraduate first degree programs in computer science, software engineering, information systems engineering, computer engineering, computer science with focus on bioinformatics, mathematics and computer science, and physics and computer science. As part of the four-year general track in computer science it is optional to select a track in learning and information analysis in Computer Science. The Department also offers programs for M.Sc.and Ph.D. degrees. The goal is to train students to become outstanding scientists and engineers, to provide them with basic knowledge and vast and thorough engineering qualifications to develop management skills and technology so that they can lead the present and future science-based industries. To obtain all this, the Department selects the best candidates and maintains high academic standards, providing the students with a broad and deep knowledge that will enable them to operate within the rapidly changing computer fields.

The CS Department resides in a new and highly equipped building designed for the convenience of faculty and students, including auditoria and multimedia classes, learning spaces for students (computers farm), state of the art library that serves as a modern learning center, with textbooks, access to up to date variety of books and magazineson in computer science; the building has teaching and research laboratories in diverse fields as robotics, computer vision, artificial intelligence, processing geometric, computer graphics and calculating geometric, computer networks, circuit design VLSI, software systems, computer systems, natural languages processing, cyber and information security, machine learning, information and knowledge, data storage and memory, bioinformatics and quantum information processing. As part of its objective to encourage excellence, the Department holds a special program that supports outstanding students with scholarships and fully equipped offices at the CS building.


Movie about Technion CS (in Hebrew)

Research Areas

Theory of Computer Science

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


  • 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


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". According to a report of the Council for Higher Education the study program in the Faculty is at the highest level. Also, the Technion is ranked 18th worldwide in the area of computer science, by the Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities.

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 2015 graded the Technion in the field of computer science in the 18th place in the world and in the first place in Israel. 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.