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Your master’s education will affect your career outcomes. Learn how to evaluate the best computer science program for you: online or in person, curriculum, ROI, and more.

While the fields overlap, computer science and data science often appeal to different skill sets and provide distinct career paths. Learn more about the differences between computer science vs data science.

See the 5 situations where a master’s degree in computer science is worth it. Learn how a master’s education can increase your salary and career potential.

Monday, Sep. 20, 2021

Rice launches Quantum Initiative

Rice is adding top-notch quantum scientists and engineers with complementary expertise to strengthen the university’s quantum information science and technology research community

Computer Scientist working on complex Software Engineering and Systems

Computer Science vs Software Engineering: What’s the Difference? Saturday, Sep. 18, 2021

Debating Software Engineering vs. Computer Science? Though related, Software Engineering is a subset of Computer Science, the holistic study of all aspects of computers. Read more now.


Computer Scientist with expertise in Computer Engineering to innovate the Internet of Things

Computer Science vs Computer Engineering: What’s the Difference? Saturday, Sep. 18, 2021

While Computer Science is the holistic study of all aspects of computers, Computer Engineering is one path within Computer Science focused on designing and building computer hardware. Read more now.


Shrivastava’s AI startup receives $6M in seed funding

Shrivastava’s AI startup receives $6M in seed funding Friday, Aug. 13, 2021

ThirdAI seeks to democratize AI through software innovation


Six new faculty members join Rice Computer Science

Six new faculty members join Rice Computer Science Wednesday, Jul. 21, 2021

New hires include experts in artificial intelligence, machine learning, computational biology, and ethics in computing


Vardi honored with esteemed 2020 Allen Newell Award

Vardi honored with esteemed 2020 Allen Newell Award Wednesday, May. 26, 2021

Allen Newell Award recognizes far-reaching work in theoretical computer science 


Eric Schumacker MCS@Rice Student

Branching out with MCS@Rice Thursday, Apr. 8, 2021

Online student Eric Schumacker expands his CS knowledge, feeding essential medical workers and doing battle on the front lines of cybersecurity


Rice Computer Science AI Researchers

Rice CS, Intel optimize AI training for commodity hardware Wednesday, Apr. 7, 2021

CPU algorithm trains deep neural nets up to 15 times faster than top GPU trainers


New research into bloom filters helps combat social media misinformation

Shrivastava's new research helps combat social media misinformation Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020

Probabilistic bloom filters trained with artificial intelligence are bad news for fake news


Rice CS professor Chris Jermaine named interim chair of computer science

Rice CS professor Chris Jermaine named interim chair of computer science Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020

He succeeds Luay Nakhleh, who is set to become dean of the George R. Brown School of Engineering


Treangen Lab co-authors study on mitochondrial stress and spaceflight 

Treangen Lab co-authors study on mitochondrial stress and spaceflight  Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020

The collaboration with NASA included data from 59 astronauts and the NASA Twin Study


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