Since then, the department has quickly grown and developed into the renowned institution it is today. Currently, more than 30 professors from over 10 countries are active at the Department of Computer Science. More than 220 PhD students and research assistants and over 60 postdocs and senior scientists contribute to maintaining the high standards in research and teaching for which the department is known worldwide. More than 1200 students (about 800 in the Bachelor program and 400 in the Master program) benefit from this directly, leading many to go on to innovative careers in research, education and industry.
In research and education, the department covers a broad spectrum of thematic areas with focuses on:
- Software Engineering and Programming Languages
- Computational Intelligence
- Information and Computer Systems
- Networks and Distributed Systems
- Algorithms and Theory
- Information Security
- Computer Graphics and Vision
- Scientific Computing and Computational Sciences
While maintaining its longstanding, traditional ties to electrical engineering and mathematics, the department has increasingly collaborated with other disciplines including physics, mechanical engineering, and the life sciences. The true importance of computer science is best appreciated through such collaborations.
Strong links between the department and a wide range of industries and businesses help foster a mutually beneficial atmosphere of academic rigor and practical relevance. In particular, the department maintains long-term research collaborations with global high-tech players such as IBM, Microsoft, Google, SAP, and Disney.
Whether you are a student, a parent, an alumnus, a corporate partner, or an academic researcher, please browse through the department's web pages to learn more about us and discover the exciting world of computer science at ETH. Some good starting points are: