Diversity

The Allen School celebrates and values diversity as fundamental to our mission as a public educational institution. We strive to create an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds to enable our students, faculty, and staff to achieve their full potential.

 

Alumni

The Allen School recognized Joe Heitzeberg (B.S., 1995) and Tessa Lau (Ph.D., 2001) with 2019 Alumni Impact Awards in recognition of their contributions to the field of computing and to society. Yaw Anokwa (Ph.D., 2012) and Eileen Bjorkman (B.S., 1979) were our 2018 honorees.

Welcome to the Allen School

The Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering educates tomorrow’s innovators, conducts cutting-edge research in core and emerging areas of the field, and leads a broad range of multi-disciplinary initiatives that demonstrate the transformative power of computing. Consistently ranked among the top computer science programs in the nation, the Allen School is widely recognized for the excellence and impact of our research and teaching across the region and around the globe. As a leader in efforts to broaden participation in computing, we are committed to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in our program and in our field. Members of the Allen School actively work to cultivate a welcoming community in which students, faculty and staff with diverse backgrounds, identities and experiences can thrive.

We are located in the spectacular Paul G. Allen Center for Computer Science & Engineering and Bill & Melinda Gates Center for Computer Science & Engineering at the heart of the University of Washington campus in Seattle — a center of innovation in software, life sciences, global health, aerospace, and many other fields — where Allen School faculty, students and alumni are making an impact and changing the world.

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Fast Facts

#1 REQUESTED MAJOR
AMONG UW FRESHMAN
APPLICANTS

2,000 UNDERGRADUATE &
GRADUATE STUDENTS
ENROLLED

$39 MILLION IN RESEARCH
GRANTS & CONTRACTS
IN FY2019

TOP ACADEMIC INSTITUTION
FOR BEST PAPER AWARDS
IN COMPUTER SCIENCE