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DIRECTOR, COURANT INSTITUTE OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES:
Professor Gérard Ben Arous
CHAIR OF THE DEPARTMENT:
Professor Denis Zorin
DEPUTY CHAIR OF THE DEPARTMENT:
Professor Ernest Davis
DIRECTOR OF GRADUATE STUDIES, M.S. IN COMPUTER SCIENCE:
Professor Benjamin F. Goldberg
DIRECTOR OF GRADUATE STUDIES, PH.D.:
Professor Oded Regev
The primary facility for graduate educational and research computing is a network of servers running Linux and Solaris, as well as desktop workstations running Linux and Windows. Graduate students may also be given access to NYU’s central High Performance Computing facilities. In addition, individual research groups have various resources, including Macs and Linux and Windows PCs. Each doctoral student is provided with a personal desktop or laptop. Local wired and wireless networks connect this diverse collection of resources to NYU-Net, and, from there, the Internet and Internet2. Many other research machines provide for abundant access to a variety of computer architectures. For example, research groups in graphics, multimedia, vision, and motion capture have video and editing facilities, a unique motion-capture laboratory, and access to related facilities at the Tisch School of the Arts. The distributed computing group manages a dedicated cluster of PCs and workstations for experiments in robust distributed systems.
Master of Science Program in Computer Science
Admission to a Master of Science program is based on the applicant’s previous academic record, letters of recommendation, supplemental questions detailing the applicant’s computer experience (included as part of the online application), Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores, personal statement. The general test of the GRE is required of all M.S. applicants. Applicants whose native language is not English and whose main language of prior instruction was not English must submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores. Applicants to the M.S. in Computer Science program are expected to hold a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field.
Master of Science Program in Information Systems
Applicants for the M.S. in Information Systems must meet all admissions requirements of the M.S. in Computer Science. In addition, applicants are expected to have at least two years of work experience in the software industry. A résumé is required for the M.S. program in information systems. To obtain the M.S. degree in information systems, a student must complete 39 points of approved course work as follows...
Master of Science Program in Scientific Computing
The Master of Science Program in Scientific Computing, administered by the Department of Mathematics, focuses on the mathematics and computer science related to advanced computer modeling. While the material is in mathematics and computer science, the program is similar in structure to terminal master’s programs in engineering, where classroom training is combined with practical experience. Further details are available in the Mathematics section of the Bulletin.
Doctor of Philosophy Program in Computer Science
Each applicant to the PhD program must include documentation concerning the applicant's previous academic record, letters of recommendation, a personal statement, and general GRE scores. The GRE computer science subject test is recommended but not required. Applicants whose native language is not English and whose main language of undergraduate instruction was not English must submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores. Every admitted full-time PhD student who remains in good academic standing will receive financial support for five years, including an academic-year stipend, tuition remission, and NYU student health insurance.