computer science

The study of computers, especially of how they are designed and how they operate. Topics of interest include software and hardware and range from simple programming techniques to artificial intelligence research. Computer science is not just "tinkering around" with machines. It is the subject of serious research. David Gelernter, for example, is a Yale University computer scientist, the author of several books, and a leading figure in the third-generation AI.

See also : programmer  
NetLingo Classification: Technical Terms