What I nd most remarkable about the eld of computer science is its vast scope. Practically any topic you might imagine falls in some way under the umbrella of computer science. Many topics may seem to naturally belong there, such as research into advanced computer architectures, distributed and cloud computing (and their associated high-speed networking components), computer forensics, operating systems, and the details of many dierent programming languages. But these areas are just a few of a wider array of topics and activities found in computer science. Computer scientists spend a great deal of time and energy studying compression algorithms for images, video, and data; encryption techniques; ecient hardware computation pipelines; computer gaming and its associated articial intelligence; networking protocols that enable secure and reliable transmission of information; image processing; database technologies; and new ways of sharing information over the Internet.