Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford

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Department of Computer Science
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Established 1957 (1957)
Religious affiliation University of Oxford
Head of Department Bill Roscoe
Students 350
Undergraduates 160
Postgraduates 350
Doctoral students 140
Location Oxford, United Kingdom
Former names Computing Laboratory
Website www.cs.ox.ac.uk
Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford is located in Oxford city centre
Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford
Location of The Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford within central Oxford

The Department of Computer Science, until 2011 named the Computing Laboratory (shortened OUCL or Comlab), is a department of the University of Oxford in England. It was created under the direction of Leslie Fox in 1957.[1]

The department's research is classified into eight broad themes:[2]

  • Algorithms
  • Automated Verification
  • Computational Biology
  • Foundations, Logic and Structures
  • Information Systems
  • Programming Languages
  • Security
  • Software Engineering

The Computing Service for the University was split off in 1977. It moved from Banbury Road to 8–11 Keble Road opposite Keble College, with the Wolfson Building,[1] expanding the accommodation significantly behind the original row of Victorian buildings in 1993. For many years, the Department was led by Sir Tony Hoare, who initiated the computer science undergraduate course[3] at Oxford University. Since 2003, the Head of Department has been Professor Bill Roscoe.

The Department of Computer Science offers a range of courses:

  • three undergraduate degrees: Computer Science (approx 75 students); Mathematics and Computer Science (approx 75 students) and Computer Science and Philosophy (approx 25 students, first students started in 2012). Students on all three courses have the choice between a 3-year B.A. or a 4-year 'undergraduate masters'.[1]
  • two full-time taught postgraduate courses: the M.Sc. in Computer Science (approx 50 students) and the M.Sc. in Mathematics and the Foundations of Computer Science (approx 15 students).
  • the part-time Software Engineering Programme, a modular course for industry professionals, leading to either the M.Sc. in Software Engineering (approx 240 students) or the M.Sc. in Software and Systems Security (approx 45 students).[4]
  • The Department's doctoral programme has over 140 research students (studying for a D.Phil – the Oxford term for a PhD) working across a wide range of subjects in Computer Science and Software Engineering.

The Department is also home to around 145 academic and research staff.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "About OUCL". Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford, UK. Retrieved June 15, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Research Themes". Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford, UK. Retrieved June 15, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Computer Science". Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford, UK. Retrieved June 15, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Frequently asked questions". Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford, UK. Retrieved July 4, 2011. 

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Coordinates: 51°45′35″N 1°15′30″W / 51.7597°N 1.2584°W / 51.7597; -1.2584