With high-tech collaborative laboratories and spaces, the complex marks the start of a new era for the university’s top-10 ranked Department of Computer Science.
“Technology plays an increasingly important role in almost every aspect of our lives and will shape the future of commerce, communication, health care and much else,” said Bill Powers, president of the university. “Advances in basic computer science are driving this development, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Computer Science Complex will serve as a catalyst for progress in this field. It also will make our Department of Computer Science an even greater economic driver for the state of Texas.”
The Computer Science Department is home to more than 1,700 undergraduates and 42 faculty members. It produces 20 percent of computer science graduates in Texas and 18 percent of all computer science graduates from top-10 departments across the United States.
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