计算机学科主要研究方向有现代远程教育，智能交通系统，人工智能与知识工程，并处理及计算机网络，数据挖掘技术，软件工程及应用小波理论及应用，故障诊断与测试，多媒体技术应用、网络数据库应用技术等，2010年学院人工神经网络研究领域在全球ESI排名中列第12名。学院目前是《小波、多分辨分析及其信息处理》（International Journal of Wavelets, Multiresolution and Information Processing (IJWMIP)）国际期刊挂牌单位，是全国高等学校计算机教育研究会、重庆市计算机学会的挂靠单位。原重庆大学校长吴中福教授目前担任国防远程教育资源建设专家组长和教育信息学科专家组专家；前任院长唐远炎教授是IEEESMC机器学习委员会主席，创建了重庆大学模式识别与小波分析创新团队，在模式识别与人工智能研究领域作有成效；学院新任院长、国家“千人计划”特聘专家沙行勉教授、国家“千人计划”专家杨元元教授等国际著名学者，通过多种渠道海纳四方贤才，建立了国家“千人计划”专家团队。
Chongqing is one of the largest cities in China, the only government-direct controlled city in the west of China, and has committed a lot of support and investment to promote research and education in information and technology. Chongqing University is the only “985-level” university in Chongqing. (The “985-level”universities are the league of top ones given special supports by the central government.)
College of Computer Science of Chongqing University is one of the earliest established among Chinese universities in computer science. Department of Computer Science of Chongqing University was founded in 1958. In 1978, the graduate program was established. Currently, College of Computer Science includes four departments: Department of Computer Science, Department of Information Technology, Department of Computer Engineering and Department of Fundamental Computing. Great attention is always paid to the education of students and conduct of advanced research. Graduates work in various areas, such as research institutes, universities, international industries, enterprises, etc.
After 50 years of development, College of Computer Science has built a comprehensive education system. The number of enrolled students is around 2200: 160 PhD. students, 881 master-degree students, and 1155 undergraduates. The college has 123 faculty members, of which 65 hold PhD. degrees, including 25 professors and 40 associate professors and senior engineers. Most faculty members conduct active research, publishing results in international conferences and journals. The research areas include (1) Service computing and technology, (2) Pattern recognition and information processing, (3) Information safety and computational intelligence, (4) Software technology and application, (5) System architecture and intelligent distributed computing.
College of Computer Science pays attention to international exchanges and collaborations. It has formed relationship with many international universities, research institutes and leading industries. Many of the teachers and students have been exchanged with these institutes. College of Computer Science is looking for further collaborations in education and research. The college is dedicated to becoming one of the best computer science colleges in Asia.