Theoretical Computer Science Group

Theoretical Computer Science Group

The Computer Science Theory Research Group develops mathematical and algorithmic tools to formulate, understand, and solve a wide range of problems fundamental to computing. The group's members support the department's educational mission through instruction in core theoretical topics.

Faculty members’ interests includes algorithms, computational complexity, computational molecular biology, cryptography and data privacy, machine learning, and quantum computing. The group’s work is applied in diverse areas, from information theory and combinatorics to biology and statistics.

Group members collaborate widely within the school of EECS and with researchers in other departments across the university. In many cases, the group’s theoretical work directly supports applied research and technology transfer.

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The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science was created in the spring of 2015 to allow greater access to courses offered by both departments for undergraduate and graduate students in exciting collaborative research in fields.

We offer B.S. degrees in electrical engineering, computer science, computer engineering and data science and graduate degrees (master's degrees and Ph.D.'s) in electrical engineering and computer science and engineering. EECS focuses on the convergence of technologies and disciplines to meet today’s industrial demands.

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

The Pennsylvania State University

207 Electrical Engineering West

University Park, PA 16802


Department of Computer Science and Engineering


Department of Electrical Engineering