Computer Scientist

Computer scientists design and use the hardware and software of the machines we call “computers.” These machines help people collect and analyze information. Applied Mathematician Bernard Chazelle, Professor of Computer Science at Princeton University, studies natural algorithms: the recipes behind the behavior of flocking birds, cells working together to make the human heart beat, and swarms of insects. Alissa Wilkinson used the skills she developed as an information technology and computer science major to combine coding and writing in her first few jobs. These days, she focuses on the writing, reviewing movies as a film critic.