The Department of Computer Science strives to provide and promote the highest quality of research and teaching in computer science and its related areas, as well as to provide outreach and service to the campus, to the community, to the state of Missouri, and to the nation. Our mission is to promote the creation and application of state-of-the-art computational models and technologies as well as to provide students with opportunities to advance careers and become productive members of the local and global society. Our mission is also to help create new knowledge, by fostering computational science research – foundational and applied – that will lead to improving the quality of life for all.