About the Department

The greatest revolution of the end of the twentieth century and the start of the twenty-first one is the computing revolution. Our life nowadays is completely different than what it was a few centuries ago. The computer appears everywhere, starting from the mobile and the GPS, and ending with car brakes and washing machines. The world knowledge is easily reachable and the future is still before us – unmanned cars, refrigerators that prepare for themselves shopping lists, etc…  


The engine of this revolution is the field of Computer Science …


Computer Science is a unique field that includes both the classic science: observation, information gathering, experimentation and drawing conclusions, and the mathematical aspect: theory construction and formal proofs. Nonetheless, Computer Science is a practical and applicative field that requires understanding of intelligent and complex systems.


If you would like to be part of the challenge of the most exciting revolution in our generation –
your best place is in the department of Computer Science in Bar-Ilan University.


Why Computer Science?


The Computer Science Department at Bar-Ilan is ranked in recognized international rankings between the 100 best academic Computer Science departments in the world!

The Computer Science Department at Bar-Ilan is one of the smallest in the country. This bears on the heavy specific gravity that its members have in the department. The department isn't a "factory". Its modest size leads to a familiar and homey environment, providing a personal and warm treatment to each student.


The department is among the leaders in futuristic fields such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Robotics, Natural Language Processing (NLP), and search in networks and digital libraries. The department members have developed the Responsa project that has won the Israel Prize in 2007.


In recent years, the department has absorbed several young and youthful members that bring forth current and innovative knowledge from research and industry, thus forwarding the department. The outcomes speak for themselves. The department's graduates integrate, in both research and higher degrees, in both the best universities in the world and the local high-tech industry, where ever more companies appreciate the contribution of our graduates.


For further information contact the Computer Science office: csoffice@cs.biu.ac.il, Tel: 03-5318866