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Computer Science

The Video-Game Approach to Learning

Spring 2022

Action titles can help players improve at orientation and memory tasks.

Toward a Fairer Vaccine

Winter 2021

A new model will overcome disparities and boost immunization rates.


Fall 2020

Missing campus, a student devises a virtual version.

Riding the Quantum Wave

Spring 2020

A new master’s program takes computing to the next level.

On, Alumnae: Thelma Estrin

Summer 2019

Estrin introduced computing technology to medical research, leading the way to today’s health-care systems. Wikimedia Commons

Thelma Estrin ’48, MS’49, PhD’52 blazed…

On, Alumnae: Mary Kenneth Keller

Summer 2019

As a nun, Keller defied traditional expectations in becoming the first woman to earn a PhD in computer science. Courtesy of

How to Trust a Robot

Summer 2018

Bill Hibbard ’70, MS’73, PhD’95 and other artificial-intelligence experts want to ensure that AI meets its potential for good — avoids dystopian scenarios.

Apple Core

Spring 2016

UW computer sciences professor Gurindar Sohi developed technology that is at the heart of a legal dispute with Apple, Inc.

Tom Hall ’86: Video Game Innovator

Summer 2012

“I felt guilty eating breakfast. I had to get in to work and make the game.”