The courses in our department will provide you with a solid knowledge base in such wide-ranging areas as software development, discrete mathematics, and environmental ethics, all the while helping you improve your quantitative and abstract reasoning, and your comprehension, analysis, and integration of knowledge. In keeping with our dedication to the ideals of the liberal arts, our department is committed to interdisciplinary education and research, no matter in which direction you choose to orient your studies. Additionally, our Technology and Cognition Lab, which conducts research funded by the likes of the Mellon Foundation, will allow you to observe and participate in the diverse projects that your professors collaborate on with colleagues from other universities and research labs.

Faculty

  • Elena Berg

    Assistant Professor

  • Taylor Coffman

    Junior Lecturer

  • Ruth Corran

    Department Chair, Associate Professor

  • Marie-France Derhy

    Associate Professor

  • Lynn Farah

    Lecturer

  • Antonio Kung

    Lecturer

  • Tomer Libal

    Lecturer

  • Eric Pallant

  • Claudio Piani

    Department Co-Chair, Associate Professor

  • Claudia Roda

    Dean of Assessment, Learning, and Institutional Research, Professor

  • Georgi Stojanov

    Professor

  • Alexandra Svoronou

    Associate Professor

Alumni Careers
What our students are doing

MAXIMILIAN SCHLEICH '14

Methods in computer science and mathematics are essential in handling the complexity of today’s economies and to prove economic theories, for this reason, Maximilian decided to develop his own self-designed major in computational mathematics to accompany a second major in international economics. For both majors, Maximilian completed a thesis – an econometrical analysis of OECD panel data and an agent based model of information flow in a network. Maximilian was both departmental representative within the student senate, and the captain of the Futsal team. After graduating from AUP, Maximilian worked as an Associate Consultant at GEP, a consulting firm based in London. Maximilian will pursue his MSc in Computer Science at the University of Oxford in Fall 2014.

DANA KIANFAR '14

While pursuing his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science at The American University of Paris with a minor in Applied Mathematics, Dana has been the CSMS department's representative at the Student Senate for two semesters and has worked with the IT Services department at AUP to design and develop the institution's 50th anniversary website. In Spring 2013, Dana worked at the first Digital Health Innovation Lab at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston called RHINNO (Rapid Health Innovation), in collaboration with the Harvard Medical School. While finishing his degree, Dana is a member of the the semantic web start-up Sepage where he works on projects for Pernod Ricard and the French Ministry of Culture. In the past, he has collaborated with Hypios where he worked on an expert crowd-sourcing application using Semantic Web technologies. Dana will continue his studies in a fully-funded PhD program in Machine Learning at the Digital Humanities laboratory at EPFL (École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne).

ALBAN DEMIRAJ '13

While pursuing his double major in Computer Science and International Economics, Alban served for two years as senator to the University's student government representing the Department of Computer Science, Math and Science. During his senior year, and in collaboration with his close friend Anas Bouzoubaa, Alban developed the "Can-Collecting Autonomous Mobile Robot" which was lauded as the best senior project across all disciplines and awarded the Sin-ming Shaw award. Upon graduating from THe American University of Paris, Alban was admitted for fall 2013 entry to the MSc in Computer Science at the University of Oxford.

ANAS BOUZOUBA '12

Anas was awarded the Sin-ming Shaw award for his senior project in Computer Science (together with his fellow student Alban Demiraj). Anas and Alban developed the hardware and software for a Can-Collecting Autonomous Mobile Robot. During his studies Anas also completed an internship working on the server side and client side of a community management platform. After graduating Anas has completed an internship at RHINNO a Digital Health Innovation Lab at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston in collaboration with the Harvard Medical School and he has worked as a software engineer for a health IT company in New York.

EUGENIO OSKIAN '12

Eugenio developed his self-designed major around the topic of computational methods for applied mathematics and studied how to develop automated, rigorous ways to analyze large datasets and to extract information and structure from unstructured data. Upon graduating from AUP, Eugenio decided to continue his studies pursuing a Masters in Finance at MIT.

MARA DUMITRU '12

While pursuing a double major in Computer Science (ICT track) and Psychology and a minor in Art History at The American University of Paris, Mara completed several projects including an ontology-based museum recommender as well as research on digital identity which she presented at the workshop on "Identity and Narratives in the Digital Age" at the Narrative Matters 2012 conference. Following her graduation, Mara completed an internship at UNESCO and was asked by the French Ministry of Culture to further develop Muséophile, her ontology based museum recommender system. Mara decided to continue her studies her studies in Paris pursuing a Master 2 at Paris Sud in the HCI program.

ACADIA WEBBER '12

While studying at AUP, Acadia completed an internship in applied behavior analysis therapy at the Paris Ideal School and a web design internship at the International Chamber of Commerce of Paris. She also volunteered as an English teacher at an école maternelle, assisted the Director of AUP’s Division of Arts and Sciences, and regularly contributed to The Planet, AUP’s student newspaper. After completing her double major in Computer Science (ICT track) and Psychology, Acadia continued her studies at Columbia University’s Post-baccalaureate Premedical Program.