Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science at the Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science offers a 4-year B.S degree in Computer Science. The Bachelor of Science degree program in Computer Science at Binghamton University is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission ABET. Apart from the required coursework, students in their third and fourth years get paid internships during the summer.

Students have the opportunity to intern in prestigious corporations such as :

  • Apple
  • Google
  • Facebook
  • NASA
  • AFRL Rome Labs
  • Microsoft
  • Bloomberg
  • IBM

Exceptional students who wish to pursue a Master's degree have an opportunity to join an accelerated 5-year BSCS/MSCS (BS in Computer Science and MS in Computer Science) program.
Students may also apply for the fast track 5-year BS/MBA program.

The Graduate Degrees offered are the 2-year MS in Computer Science and a Ph.D. in Computer Science. Students can go on to pursue research and acquiring a P.hD degree. Students with a B.S in Computer Science or a closely affiliated degree are admitted into the graduate program.

Students in the M.S degree program can choose from the following areas of focus:

  • AI and Machine Learning
  • Data Science and Information Systems
  • Cyber Security
  • Systems
  • Wireless Sensors
  • Mobile Computing
  • IoT (Internet of Things)
  • Advanced Programming
  • Software Design

The Ph.D. program normally accepts students who have completed their MS in Computer Science, but students who have an excellent academic record may also be granted admission.
The departments' faculty consists of 14 Professors and 18 Assistant Professors.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Programming Languages
  • Operating Systems
  • Embedded Systems
  • IoT
  • Computer Systems Design and Engineering
  • Real-Time Systems
  • Graphics
  • Vision Systems
  • Image Processing & Image-Based Retrieval
  • Computer Architecture
  • VLSI Design and Reconfigurable Computing
  • Energy-Aware Computing Systems
  • Data Centers
  • Distributed & Cloud Computing
  • Web Services
  • Networking and Sensor Networks
  • Information Systems
  • Database
  • Data Mining
  • Machine Learning
  • NLP
  • Computer Security & Cybersecurity

Electrical and Computer Engineering

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers a 4-year BS program in Electrical Engineering and a BS in Computer Engineering.  The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Students can also avail the opportunity to enroll in the 5-year accelerated program with which they can graduate with both BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering
Students can then go on to complete their doctorates. MS applicants must have completed an undergraduate major in electrical engineering, computer engineering or a related field. Normally applicants for the Ph.D. program should have an MS in Electrical or Computer Engineering, but exceptional students from the B.S stream are also admitted.

Core areas offered for research are:

  • Steganography and watermarking
  • Signal process in sensor networks
  • Signal process for communications
  • Speech signal processing
  • Optoelectronics and laser communication
  • Fault-tolerant control systems
  • Robust control of power systems
  • Computer and network security
  • Computer architecture
  • Low-power VLSI
  • Solar cell devices and systems
  • BioMEMS/NEMS, biosensors and biofuel cells
  • Medical cyber-physical systems
  • Smart grid power systems.

The Department has 9 Professors and 17 Assistant Professors.
Research areas in this department are :

  • Information Assurance & Cyber Security
  • Microsystems and Computers
  • Power and Energy
  • Signal Processing, Communication & Controls.

Research centers are The Center for Autonomous Solar Power.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Cyber Security
  • Smart Energy
  • Health and BioSystems.

Industrial and Systems Engineering

The 4-year Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering (BS ISE) offered by the Department of Systems Science and Industrial Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, In addition to the BS program, students can also opt for the combined 5-year BS and MS in Industrial and Systems Engineering and the combined BS and MS in Systems Science.

Some of the programmes offered in research for the BS program are :

  • National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program
  • U.S. Department of Education McNair Scholars Program
  • National Science Foundation Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation Program.

Undergraduate research areas focus on

  • Information Assurance and Security
  • Microelectronics and Computer Networks
  • Systems Areas of Communications
  • Controls and Signal Processing
  • Laser Communication, Photonics, and Optoelectronics.

Students can also apply for the Watson fast-track masters in business administration combined degree program (BS/MBA).

The graduate department offers the following Master's Degree Programs:

  • MS in Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • MS in Systems Science
  • MS in Healthcare Systems Engineering

The department offers thesis and non-thesis options for the MS program.

Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering and Ph.D. in Systems Science are the doctoral programs offered by the Department of Systems Science and Industrial Engineering.
The department has 14 Professors and 15 Associate Professors and Lecturers.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Quality & Reliability Modeling
  • Electronics Manufacturing & Packaging
  • Flexible Electronics and Roll-to-Roll Manufacturing
  • Healthcare Systems Engineering & Data Science
  • Supply Chain Management & Logistics
  • Business Analytics & Data Science
  • Smart Energy
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics
  • Complex Systems Science & Modeling
  • Soft Computing & Intelligent Systems
  • Advanced Manufacturing Systems.

List of Labs:

  • Center for Healthcare Systems Engineering (CHSE) and the Watson Institute for Systems Excellence (WISE)
  • Human factors and ergonomics Research laboratory (HFERL)
  • Surface mount assembly and reliability testing (S.M.A.R.T) laboratory.

Mechanical and Materials Science

The 4-year Bachelor of Science program in Mechanical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,
The 5-year Accelerated Program of BS/MS gives accomplished students a chance to complete both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in five years.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers programs leading to :

  • Master of Science (MS)
  • Master of Engineering (MEng)
  • Ph.D. in mechanical engineering.

The MS degree program offers both the thesis and non-thesis options.

Specializations provided in the master’s programs are :

  • Design and Manufacturing
  • Dynamic Systems
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Solid Mechanics
  • Transport Phenomena.

Graduates and exceptional BS students can go on to complete a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering.

Binghamton University also offers both a Master of Science and a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering (MSE). To be eligible for the master’s programme, one needs to have an undergraduate degree in physical sciences or engineering. For the doctoral programme, students need to possess a bachelor's or master's degree in a physical science or an engineering discipline.

The Department has 10 professors and 12 assistant professors.
Research areas in Materials Science are

  • Energy conversion and storage (batteries, fuel cells, solar, etc.)
  • Biomaterials
  • Flexible electronics and electronics packaging
  • Theory and modeling
  • Processing, microstructure and mechanical behavior of materials.

Research facilities in the department of mechanical engineering are :

  • Acoustics Core
  • Additive Manufacturing Laboratory
  • Micro/Nano-Electro-Mechanical Systems
  • Opto-Mechanics
  • Transport Sciences Core
  • Vibration Core.

Some of the large companies who have employed graduates from The Department of Mechanical Engineering are :

  • Analog Devices
  • BAE Systems
  • Cisco
  • Corning Inc.
  • Dover Technologies
  • Ford Motor Co.
  • General Electric
  • IBM
  • Intel
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Motorola
  • Qualcomm
  • Welch Allyn

Areas of Expertise:

  • Small-Scale Systems & Sensors
  • Vibration & Controls
  • Solid Mechanics & Dynamics
  • Thermal/Fluids
  • Materials Engineering.
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