The School of Computer Science and Statistics was established in 2005 in a merger between the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Statistics.

The School, created following the amalgamation of the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Statistics, is centred in the O'Reilly and Lloyd Institutes at the east end of the campus. Since its formation, it has grown to become one of the largest Schools in the University with a community of 700 undergraduates, 480 postgraduates and in excess of 150 members of staff.

The School offers a wide range of undergraduate courses, encompassing subjects such as computer science, statistics, management science, business, European languages, computer engineering, electronic engineering and mathematics. Our five year Master's level degree in Computer Science, accredited by Engineers Ireland, includes a six month internship in the fourth year. The School also offers a dynamic range of research led taught Master's level programmes.

For prospective PhD students, your choice of research areas will be wide and varied, ranging from the theoretical to the practical. Our objective is to facilitate students in conducting quality research that is published in high-impact international journals and conferences and research which generates intellectual property that can be exploited by society at large. We are very proud of our School and its achievements, with past successes that include the formation of multi-million Euro companies such as Havok and the first Irish company to be floated on the NASDAQ, Iona Technologies. School start-ups to look out for in the future include Surewash


Heads of School

Date Head of School
Sept 2021 - Present Professor Gregory O'Hare
April 2021 - Aug 2021: Professor Carl Vogel (Interim)
Nov 2020 - March 2021: Professor Carol O'Sullivan (Interim)
July 2020 - Nov 2020: Professor Declan O'Sullivan (Interim)
2019 – 2020: Professor Jeremy Jones
2017 - 2019: Professor Carol O'Sullivan
2011 - 2017: Professor Jeremy Jones
2005 - 2011: Dr David Abrahamson