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Computer Science: Generating advances in computation that drive progress in every aspect of human endeavor

Computer science animates our world, driving knowledge creation and innovation that touches every aspect of our lives, from communications devices to the latest medical technology. With significant strengths in the three core areas of computer science—computer systems, theory and artificial intelligence—our department fosters highly productive collaborations that have led to breakthroughs in cyber-physical systems, cybersecurity, machine learning and high-performance computing among other areas. We are applying these discoveries to address some of the most critical societal challenges of the 21st century, in fields such as healthcare, neuroscience and sustainability.

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Ray Pettit

Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Research Areas
  • CS1
  • Metacognitive awareness
  • Automated assessment tools
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More About Our Department

The Link Lab was created as part of a new initiative at UVA to create a world-class center of excellence in Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS). This initiative begins with over two dozen faculty drawn from multiple departments and will build upon existing strengths, such as UVA’s pioneering work in areas such as Body Sensors, Smart Buildings, Wireless Health, Resilient Infrastructure, and Intelligent Transportation Systems. 

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The UVA Center for Wireless Health was established in 2009 to coordinate research efforts in this emerging field that seeks to infuse wireless technologies in healthcare and medical research with the goals of improving patient care and quality of life while reducing healthcare costs.

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  • 200

    Graduate students

  • 97 %

    Increase over the past five years in graduate students in Computer Science or Computer Engineering

  • + 1 k

    Students enrolled in one of three UVA undergraduate computer degree programs

  • 50 %

    Increase over the past five years in undergraduates enrolled in a computer degree program