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The mission of the Computer Science department is to provide relevant and unique advanced education and research programs to increase the effectiveness of the U.S. and Allied armed forces.


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29 Oct 18 Application of Deep Learning to Physical Sciences by Marko Orescanin, 29 Oct, GE-104, 1500 - 1600.
23 Apr 18 Recognizing and Editing Photorealistic Materials using Crowdsourcing and Deep Neural Networks by Paul Upchurch, April 23, GE-104, 15:00 - 16:00.
16 Apr 18 Fist of the 21st Century Sender by John "Vinnie" Monaco, April 15th, GE-104, 13:00 - 14:00
04 Apr 18 Introducing the Cyber War Innovation Center (CWIC) by David Wells.  April 4, 2018, GE-104, 15:00 to 16:00.
19 Mar 18 CS4900 Student-Faculty Mixer.  March 19, 2018, GL-122, 15:00 to 16:30.
06 Mar 18 Game-theoretic Threat Screening and Deception for Cyber-Security.  Presented by Aaron Schlenker of University of Southern California.  Tuesday, March 6th, GL-109, 1200-1300.
15 Feb 18 Abstractions, Mechanisms, and Policies for Intra-Kernal Protection.  Presented by Nathan Dautenhahn of University of Pennsylvania.  Thursday, February 15th, GE-105, 1500-1600.
13 Feb 18 Predictive Analytics using Amazon Web Services.  Presented by Dr. Sanjay Padhi of the National Science Foundation.  Tuesday, Feb 13th, GL-109, 12:00 - 12:50.
05 Dec 17

Popcorn Linux: System Software for Emerging Heterogeneous Platforms.  Presented by Rob Lyerly of Virginia Tech.  Tuesday, Dec 5th, GL-109, 12:00-12:50.

09 Nov 17 Data Science at NPS - Provost's Strategy Planning Session.  Thursday, Nov 9th, IN-122, 1200-1300.
07 Nov 17 CS4924 - Emerging Topics Seminar presented by Mazen Chmaytelli of Qualcomm technologies, Inc.  Held Tuesday, Nov 7th, GL-109, 12:00-12:50.
Oct '17 and Ongoing

Computer Science Ph.D. Student Seminar:  The Computer Science department is hosting a Ph.D. student seminar series to promote academic exchange with students from other institutions. Dates of events will be published on an ongoing basis.

24 Oct 17

Detecting Malicious Browser Extensions presentation by Louis Dekoven of UC San Diego, GL-109, 12:00-12:50.

10 Oct 17 Secure Channels presentation by Britta Hale of the Norewegian University of Social Science and Technology, GE-104, 15:00-16:00
10 Oct 17 Design and Verification of Systems for Cyber Resiliency Seminar by Dr. Ray Richards of DARPA, GL-109, 12:00-12:50.
11 Aug 17

Phthon Intel Distro, GL 109, 12:00 - 12:50.  Presentations:

25 Jul 17 NASA - cyber security team visit.  10:00 -16:30
02 Dec 16 A Big Ideas special event: New Directions for Defense, IN-122, 1500-1700
15 Mar 16 Student-faculty mixer, GE-117 (and courtyard), 1:00 - 15:00.


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  • Produce US and Allied Officers who use computational processes to analyze and design solutions of complex problems
  • Focal areas in CS:
    • Cyber Security and Defense (CSD)
    • Network and Mobility (N&M)
    • Autonomous Systems and Data Science (ASDS)
    • Software Engineering
    • Cyber Operations
    • Modeling and Simulation
  • 80% students from non-CS backgrounds; all graduate with full MS

Degree-Granting Programs

Graduate Certificate Programs (Resident & DL)

  • Cyber Security Fundamentals
  • Cyber Security Defense
  • Cyber Security Adversarial Techniques
  • Info System Security Engineering

Time for MS + JPME

  • 18 months for recent BS, 24 months other
  • Computer Information Security Lab
  • Public Key Infrastructure Laboratory
  • Forensics Exploitation Lab
  • Wireless and Mobile Computing Laboratory
  • SCIF labs and classrooms
  • MOVES labs and facilities
  • More information here

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Computer Science Ph.D. Student Seminar

The Computer Science (CS) Department of the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) is pleased to announce the establishment of a Ph.D. student seminar series to promote academic exchange with students from other institutions. Starting from October 2017, the department will invite and pay for outstanding computer science Ph.D. candidates from around the country to visit NPS and present their current dissertation work as part of the Emerging Topics class (CS-4924). This seminar is open to all CS students and faculty. Visiting speakers will have opportunities for one-to-one meetings with NPS faculty and a student round table discussion with NPS students. 

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Fast Facts

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MS Degrees offered  |  PhD  |  DL


Technical Curricula

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Centers  |  Labs




Graduating students from non-CS backgrounds

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Computer Science Department

Address:  Computer Science Dept., Glasgow Hall East, Building 305, Room 311, 1411 Cunningham Rd, Monterey, CA, 93943

Phone: Admin: 831.656.3389, DSN 756-, Program Office: 831.656.7980/7981, DSN 756-. 

Fax:  Admin: 831. 656.2814, DSN 756-, Program Office:831.656.3681, DSN 756-

Email:  The following email addresses can be reached using the '@nps.edu' suffix:  Chairman - CS_Chair, Program Officer - ProgramOfficer_CS, Computer Science Academic Associate - AcademicAssociate_CS, Software Engineering Academic Associate - AcademicAssociate_SE, Computer Science Search Committee - cssrch, Additional contact information is available for CS Department faculty members.