Computer and Information Research Scientist

Average Salary
Degree Requirements
Master's Degree

Did you know that the first computer took 3 years to build and weighed over 50 tons?! Thanks to the work of computer and information research scientists, computers are now small enough to fit on your wrist, and process data 100,000 times faster. These scientists develop innovative ways to improve the efficiency and functionality of complex computing systems, enabling us to access information more quickly, store data more securely and automate tasks and processes. Their work advances agriculture, healthcare, business and education, helping make all aspects of life more productive.

Also known as: Computer Scientist, Computer Specialist, Control System Computer Scientist, High Performance Computing Applications Manager, Research Scientist, Scientific Programmer Analyst
Learning Strategies
Operations Analysis
Social Perceptiveness
Systems Analysis
Systems Evaluation
Technology Design
Explore issues in computing
Develop theories and models to tackle problems in computing technology
Work closely with scientists and engineers to solve complex computing issues
Simplify algorithms to help computers operate more efficiently
Test and analyze the operation of software systems
Identify and address software vulnerabilities
Experiment with and improve software systems

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