The Department of Computer Science is the youngest and the most rapidly growing department in the Faculty of Natural Sciences. More than half of its 27 faculty members joined the department during the last seven years. As a result, the department enjoys a vigorous and exciting research atmosphere in most of the main areas of computer science, while taking pride in maintaining a spirit of congeniality and collegiality.
The department has also enjoyed a phenomenal rate of growth in the number of graduate (M.Sc. and especially Ph.D.) students, who currently number about 120, and
undergraduate students, who currently number about 1000. On September 2006 the department moved into its new home, the Alon high-tech building. The new building allows further expansion in the number of faculty members and graduate students, which in turn will strengthen our ability to play a leading role in several research areas. Aware that the ideas and technology of computer science are relevant to every academic and industrial endeavor, the department actively fosters collaboration with other departments within the university, with other universities in Israel and abroad, and with industrial research labs.