THE GRADUATE PROGRAM
The graduate program comprises the Master's Degree the Doctorate Degree in Computer Science courses. The program started in 1972, and has graduated since then more than 740 people. Nowadays it attends an average of 195 graduates.
The graduate may develop his researches in several fields of computation, which includes: Data Base, Bioinformatics, Combinatory and Graphs, Computer Graphics, Parallel Computing, Computer Music, Cryptography, Software Engineering, Informatics in Education, Artificial Intelligence, Games, Computational Logics, Continuous Optimization, Planning and Scheduling, Image Processing, Pattern Recognition, Collaborative Systems, Distributed Systems, FLOSS, Automata Theory and Computer Vision.
In order to keep the high level of the teaching and learning, the candidates to both the master's degree and the doctorate degree go through an admission process, which involves an exam and the analysis of the curriculum vitae. The curriculum is examined in academic terms, like complementary activities, education, scholarships, recommendation letters, awards, publications, participation in conferences and scientific events among others.
The DCC develops projects with partners outside USP, bringing forth knowledge to both the students and the society in general. The graduate may profit from these projects by obtaining scholarships, education and integration to the market.
The department's excellence in researching and forming high qualified human resources is attested by the very often publications of the graduates as well as by their awards.
An online library that contains some of the graduate’s theses and dissertations is available here (in portuguese).