Dedicated to excellence in both education and research, Lehigh’s computer science programs have long provided students with rigorous training in mathematics, science and computer science fundamentals. Through challenging coursework and independent study, students at the undergraduate and graduate levels collaborate with faculty on cutting-edge research projects and learn to navigate the rapidly evolving field of computer science.
Lehigh’s computer science programs promote the essentials of the discipline—the fundamentals of discrete mathematics, structured programming, algorithms, computer architectures, operating systems and programming languages—while allowing students to explore the frontiers of computer science and its potential to enable dramatic advances in other disciplines.
Our more than 250 undergraduate and 70 graduate students benefit from the tailored experience typical of a small university while taking advantage of the amenities only found at a leading research institution. Exceptional faculty, state-of-the-art computing and laboratory facilities, and an advanced high-speed campus network provide an ideal environment for collaboration, innovation and discovery.
DataX will broaden the scope of Lehigh’s already strong commitment to interdisciplinary learning. With over twenty existing interdisciplinary programs designed to cross the boundaries between colleges and accommodate new and developing fields, Lehigh enables students to achieve distinctive professional goals through personalized academic experiences. As our world becomes ever more focused on technology, the fundamentals of computer science can equip students of all disciplines to make a significant difference in their chosen fields.
Our faculty members maintain an outstanding international reputation in a variety of research areas.
Research projects by faculty and students have received funding from:
National Science Foundation
Pennsylvania Infrastructure Technology Alliance
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Christian R. & Mary F. Lindback Foundation
Lehigh’s commitment to using computer science to further knowledge in a variety of fields is evident in the participation of key faculty members from a range of disciplines.
Georgette Phillips, Dean of the College of Business and Economics
Jack Lule, Professor and Chair of Journalism and Communication
David Griffiths, Professor and Chair of Marketing
Hank Korth, Professor and Interim Chair of Computer Science and Engineering
Neal Simon, Professor of Biological Sciences and co-Director, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Bioscience Education Award
Vassie Ware, Professor of Biological Sciences and co-Director, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Bioscience Education Award
Through Data X, Lehigh is recruiting faculty in computer science and related fields, building new bridges to industry, and infusing the art of data analysis throughout all areas of study.
According to some estimates, there will be 1.4 million new jobs in computing by the year 2020. But there will only be 400,000 graduates qualified to fill them.