Faculty research in the Department of Computer Science can be broadly categorized into five cross-cutting thrusts: Computing Foundations and Emerging Technologies, Cybersecurity and Privacy, Data Driven Intelligence, Networked Computer Systems, and Software Systems.

Our research is supported by more than $5 million in active research grants and contracts from various external funding agencies, such as the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, National Security Agency, Army Research Office, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Office of Naval Research, and Department of Homeland Security.

The strength of the department’s research is also evidenced in part by nine home-grown NSF CAREER awardees. Among the nine UTSA degree programs recognized in the 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings by subject, UTSA’s highest program ranking belonged to Computer Science at 60 in the nation and among the top 250 in the world. The Computer Science research program continues to move up in world ranking: NTU ranking placed it at 108 in 2021 and NSF’s FY20 HERD survey placed the UTSA Computer Science department at the national rank of 57 in R&D expenditures, just below UC Berkeley, and above UT Dallas, Rice, Duke, and Rutgers.

Computer Science faculty and its affiliated research entities (Institute for Cyber Security, Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security, AI Matrix Consortium, and Open Cloud Institute) have fostered and maintained close ties with research and education partners both inside and outside of UTSA.

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