Welcome to the Department of Computer Science at Prince Sultan University. I am proud to lead this energetic and enthusiastic department belonging to the first accredited private institution of higher studies in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The department offers exciting graduate and undergraduate programs in Computer Science and Software Engineering with concentration tracks in Cyber Security and Digital Media Systems. Students are required to complete a cooperative education program to graduate. The CO-OP program enables students to join the industry, learn and practice gaining real-world experience. Our graduates are highly sought after for both professional and executive positions. At the CS department, we make sure that our students gain the foundations to be ready to join industry or pursue graduate studies.
Our faculty has very active research interests in Robotics, Internet of Things, Software engineering, Cyber Security Systems, Data Mining, and Machine Learning, Business Intelligence, Graphics, and Multimedia Systems. We have a strong research collaboration with local industry and have generated sponsored research from King Abdulaziz City of Science and Technology (KACST). Our College Advisory Board consists of leaders and executives from industry and academia, who support our efforts both in research and in teaching.
The department faculty and students actively participate in local chapters of ACM, IEEE, and WIS. Every year, many students participate in IEEE, ACM and WIS activities, earning top accolades and professional certifications.
Our mission is to serve our community; the CS department provides a center for learning, teaching excellence and research. I am very enthusiastic about the future of this department, together with the strong support of our dynamic faculty, hard-working staff, and ambitious students, we can achieve excellence.
Dr. Basit Qureshi
Chair, Department of Computer Science