Rice University

The department at Rice has a three-sided mission: to create knowledge, to disseminate knowledge, and to provide service to their communities - the local Rice community and the broader community beyond the campus. From anti lock brakes to airbags, secondary oil recovery to weather prediction, advanced imaging technology to digital enhancement in the cinema, computation is changing the world. Contrary to popular belief, the job market in computer science and information technology is robust and growing (a fact highlighted by the recent ACM task force on Outsourcing, chaired by their own Moshe Vardi).