Message to Students

Come and explore the world of Computer Science!

On Wikipedia, Computer Science is described as "the study of the theoretical
foundations of information and computation and their implementation and application in computer systems". The history of Computer Science predates the invention of the modern digital computer. Early computer scientists such as Church and Turing devoted their life to solving the problem of computability: what can be computed by simply following a list of instructions with paper and pencil? Their motivation is to construct a mechanical system capable of performing all possible tasks. The creation of such a concept of universal computer marked the birth of modern computer science.

So, what can you do by studying Computer Science? Be able to design a computer language so powerful and elegant that the most difficult problems in the world can be solved? To write a mathematical proof to testify that a program is correct or erroneous? To develop an algorithm to beat the human mind in a chess game? To write a search engine that is as influential as that of Google? To write a program that can pick the best stocks? To develop an early warning system for earthquake or tsunami?

Or you want to CHANGE the world?

If any of the above inspires you and matches your specific interest, Computer Science is the discipline for you. I would urge you to come and visit our Department and we will be more than happy to share with you our study and learning experience!

Department of Computer Science
Rm 301 Chow Yei Ching Building
The University of Hong Kong
Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong

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