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The phrase computer science is a noun.  Computer Science means (1) the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures.
The following articles and web pages elaborate on the phrase computer science.
  • Carnegie Mellon School of Computer Science
    The website for the School of Computer Science has 6 divisions that are fully described, plus a number of Institutes within the divisions such as the Robotics Institute, Entertainment Technology, and others. The school offers degrees at both the Undergraduate and Graduate levels. Information about the programs, how to apply, and much more is available on the website.
    http://www.cs.cmu.edu
  • UW-Madison Computer Science Homepage
    The University of Wisconsin Computer Science site is a full description of the programs, students, and application procedures. The Program, which started in 1963, serves both undergraduate and graduate students. There is also information about faculty and student research, a link to the computer science library, and publications.
    http://www.cs.wisc.edu/
  • Bren School of Information and Computer Science
    The Donald Bren School, part of the UC Irvine campus of the University of California, was founded as a Department in 1968 and established as an independent School in 2002. There are about 1200 students, undergraduate and graduate, and 60 faculty members. The Bren School is the largest computing program in the UC system. Information about applying, visiting, and more on the website.
    http://www.ics.uci.edu/
  • CiteSeer
    CiteSeer is a Scientific Literature Digital Library, hosted by Penn State University School of Information Sciences and Technology. The citations are mostly to articles in computer science and technology. CiteSeer is unique in that it allows searching by algorithm, data, metadata, services, techniques, and software as well as author, title, and subject.
    http://citeseer.ist.psu.edu/
  • The Computer Laboratory, Cambridge University
    The Computer Laboratory at Cambridge University in the UK is an academic department which encompasses computer science, engineering, technology and mathematics. There are 35 faculty and 140 PhD students. There is a specialized library and access to a publications database. Information about the faculty, research, applying, and job openings are all found on the website.
    http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/
  • I&C School of Computer and Communication SCI
    The school, part of the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne is located in Lausanne, Switzerland. It is one of the major European centers of teaching and research in information technology. The school has about 1000 students at all levels and a faculty of 40. There is also information in French about applying.
    http://ic.epfl.ch/
  • Microsoft Research
    In 1991, Microsoft became the first computer company to establish its own research laboratories. There are five labs worldwide and researchers come from academia and business. The website provides information about the labs, the projects, and some of the outcomes.
    http://research.microsoft.com/
  • ACM: Association for Computing Machinery
    The ACM is the primary organization in the field of Computing Machinery and promotes computing as a science and a profession. The site has a digital library with online articles from some of the journals published by ACM. There are also book lists, Special interest groups, a career service center and more.
    http://www.acm.org/
  • Computer Society
    The Society has over 100,000 computer professional members. It was founded in 1946 and is the largest of the IEEE societies. The Society holds conferences, publishes journals, has technical and standards committees, and works with accrediting boards. There are numerous local chapters.
    http://www.computer.org/
  • Debian
    Debian is a computer operating system based on Linux. The system was developed by a student in 1993 and is now an organization of volunteers. The software can be downloaded for free from the Debian site or a CD can be purchased. The pros and cons of downloading or purchasing are discussed on the website.
    http://www.debian.org/
  • FreeBSD
    FreeBSD is an advanced computer operating system developed at the University of California, Berkeley. It is derived from BSD, a Unix system. Users are also invited to submit improvements and suggestions to the Organization.
    http://www.freebsd.org/
  • National Center for Supercomputing Applications
    First open in 1986, NCSA is one of the original five major National Science Foundation Supercomputer Centers. It is located on the campus of the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign. The Center develops large extremely powerful supercomputers and the software to run them.
    http://www.ncsa.edu/
  • Perl
    Perl is a computer programming language. The website contains resources on downloading and installing Perl, a 6-part tutorial on learning it, Perl articles, and Perl weblogs.
    http://www.perl.com/
  • PHP
    PHP is a widely-used, general purpose scripting language suited for web development and can be embedded in HTML. The website offers a tutorial, information for downloading, and information about updates to the program.
    http://www.php.net/
  • Python
    This is the official website for the Python Programming Language. Python is free and can be downloaded from the website which also offers tutorials and support. NASA and many other important businesses and organizations use Python.
    http://www.python.org/
  • Ruby Programming Language
    Ruby is an open-source programming language was released in 1995. It is a mix of a number of other programming languages that has been growing in popularity for its simplicity and flexibility of use. It also works on most platforms. The website contains technical information about Ruby, how to download and use, and user groups, blogs, mailing lists, and more.
    http://www.ruby-lang.org/
  • San Diego Supercomputer Center
    SDSC was founded with an NSF grant in 1995. It is a research center of the University of California, San Diego. Its mission is to further research and development in computational science and high performance computing.
    http://www.sdsc.edu
  • TOP500 Supercomputing Sites
    In 1993, the top500 organization began to compile statistics and keep a list of the top 500 supercomputing sites. The list is updated twice a year. Linpack is the benchmark system that is used to measure other supercomputers against. The site also contains news and upcoming events involving supercomputers.
    http://www.top500.org/
  • Cornell University Library, arXiv.org
    Produced at Cornell University, this is a listing of open access e-prints in the subjects of Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, and Statistics. It is searchable by subject.
    http://arxiv.org/
  • Concordia University
    Concordia University, located in Montreal, Canada, was founded in 1974. There are almost 31,000 students, 3500 of whom are international students. The school offers an extensive adult education program. Students enroll in one of four schools--Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Fine Arts, and The Molson School of Business. Complete information about applying is on the website.
    http://www.concordia.ca/
  • ERCIM
    The members of The European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics are leading research organizations from 18 countries in Europe. Their aim is to foster collaborative work between people in the fields of applied mathematics and computer science.
    http://www.ercim.org/

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