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  • Graduate Group in Computer Science
    2063 Kemper Hall
    Davis, CA 95616
    Tel: (530) 752-7224
    Fax: (530) 752-4767
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  • 250 Mrak Hall
    One Shields Avenue
    Davis, CA 95616

    Phone: (530) 752-0650
    Fax: (530) 752-6222
Computer Science

Application Deadlines

Click here for the admission and fellowship deadlines for this program.

Degrees Offered

  • M.S. Plan I
  • M.S. Plan II
  • Ph.D. Plan B

Designated Emphases

Admission Requirements

  • Three letters of recommendation (preferably written by faculty in computer science or a closely related field)
  • GRE scores (subject test highly recommended)

Degree Requirements

Students follow the degree requirements reflecting the year s/he was admitted or the most recent version below.


  • QE Exception: No outside member needed

Students gain advanced knowledge of algorithms; computational biology; computer architecture; computer graphics and visualization; computer systems design; database systems; computer security; computer networks; program specifications and verification; programming languages and compilers; parallel and distributed systems; operating systems; performance evaluation; scientific computation; and software engineering. Students graduate with the qualitative and quantitative skills necessary for professional research and teaching in computer science.

This program is an interdisciplinary Graduate Group.

For more information, visit the Computer Science website.


Program Chair
Kwan-Liu Ma Engr Computer Science (530) 752-6958
Academic Advisers
Hao Chen
(Adviser: General)
Engr Computer Science 9/1/12 - 8/31/14 (530) 754-5375
Premkumar T Devanbu
(Adviser: General)
Engr Computer Science 9/1/12 - 8/31/14 (530) 752-7324
Matthew K Farrens
(Adviser: General)
Engr Computer Science 9/1/12 - 8/31/14 (530) 752-9678
Vladimir Filkov
(Adviser: General)
Engr Computer Science 9/1/12 - 8/31/14 (530) 752-8393
Dipak Ghosal
(Adviser: General)
Engr Computer Science 9/1/12 - 8/31/14 (530) 754-9251
Michael Neff
(Adviser: Admissions Only)
Computer Science 9/1/13 - 8/31/15 (530) 752-9510
Phillip W Rogaway
(Adviser: Primary Contact)
Computer Science 9/1/12 - 8/31/14 (530) 752-7583
Graduate Program Staff Coordinator
Jessica Stoller Computer Science (530) 752-7224
Student Affairs Officer (SAO) in the Office of Graduate Studies
Amelia Brown Office of Graduate Studies (530) 752-1473