About the Department

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The Department of Computer Science is the second largest academic unit in the Technion, with over 1,500 undergraduate students (about one-seventh of the total number of Technion students) and over 200 graduate students. It comprises over 50 faculty members of international repute with expertise in a wide variety of fields. It is the largest department of computer science in Israel and supplies the Israeli hi-tech industry with the highest caliber manpower. As one of the most popular Technion departments it can select for admission the very best students. The department engages in a wide range of research and teaching activities and constitutes a unique meeting point between science and technology. It provides basic computer training to the entire Technion community. A skilled professional staff of engineers, technicians and secretaries supports the department's teaching and research.

The CS Department conducts undergraduate first degree programs in computer science, software engineering, information systems engineering, computer engineering, computer science with focus on bioinformatics, computer science and mathematics, and computer science and physics. Within the four-year study track in Computer Science, our students may also choose a program that specializes in Machine Learning and Data Analysis.

The Department also offers programs for M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees. The goal is to train students to become outstanding scientists and engineers, to provide them with basic knowledge and vast and thorough engineering qualifications to develop management skills and technology so that they can lead the present and future science-based industries. To obtain all this, the Department selects the best candidates and maintains high academic standards, providing the students with a broad and deep knowledge that will enable them to operate within the rapidly changing computer fields.

The CS Department resides in a new and highly equipped building designed for the convenience of faculty and students, including auditoria and multimedia classes, learning spaces for students (computers farm), state of the art library that serves as a modern learning center, with textbooks, access to up to date variety of books and magazines on in computer science; the building has teaching and research laboratories in diverse fields as robotics, computer vision, artificial intelligence, geometric processing, computer graphics and geometric computing, computer Communication networks, VLSI circuit design VLSI, software systems, computer systems, natural languages processing, cyber and information computer security, learning and reasoning, Data and knowledge, information storage and memories, bioinformatics and quantum information processing. As part of its objective to encourage excellence, the Department holds a special program (SAMBA) that supports outstanding undergraduate students with scholarships. The program is intended to all CS registered students, of all tracks, including the joint tracks with other faculties.


Movie about Technion CS (in Hebrew)

Research Areas

Theory of Computer Science

  • Automata and Formal Languages
  • Coding
  • Complexity
  • Computational Geometry
  • Cryptology
  • Distributed Computing
  • Logic and Semantics
  • Theory of Algorithms
  • Database Theory


  • Databases and Data Mining
  • Distributed and Parallel Systems
  • Hardware and Computer Architecture
  • Networks, Communication and Systems
  • Operating Systems & Virtualization
  • Programming Languages
  • Software and Hardware Verification
  • Software Engineering
  • Storage
  • Systems Security

Artificial Intelligence Foundations

  • Machine Learning
  • Neural Networks and Deep Learning
  • Logical and Probabilistic Reasoning

Intelligent Systems and Scientific Computation

  • Geometric Modeling
  • Graphics
  • Image Processing and Computer Vision
  • Robotics and Complex Systems
  • Scientific Computation and Numerical Algorithms
  • Biological Computation

Interdisciplinary Research

  • Bioinformatics (Computer Science and Biology)
  • Computational Linguistics and Natural Language Processing
  • Quantum Information Processing (Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Physics and Chemistry)
  • World Wide Web, Game Theory, Electronic Commerce, Crypto Currency, Computational Finance


An international Review Committee has reviewed the Department of Computer Science in May 2008 and has submitted a report to the President of the Technion. Similarly to the conclusion of the 2000 Review Committee, The recent review concluded that: "The Technion’s Computer Science Faculty is an excellent department of computer science, comparable to a top ten in the United States". According to a report of the Council for Higher Education the study program in the Faculty is at the highest level.

In a list of the most cited institutions in computer science published by Thomson Scientific-indexed Computer Science Journal the Technion is ranked 12, following AT&T, IBM Corporation and Universities such as Berkeley, MIT and Stanford.

Times Higher Education Magazine has ranked the Technion 25 in world university rankings of the top 50 universities for technology for 2007.

The council of higher education has recently completed a report on the quality of teaching in all computer science departments in Israel, and reported that the level of teaching at the Technion is exceptionally good.