In 2012, several students from the Computer Science Department participated in the pilot season of the National Cyber League Security Competition. Schools from all over the United States participate in this competition, and Linfield's team consistently boasted scores landing them in the top 10 of the Wester Conference for each week in the season. The Linfield Cyber Defense Team ranked number 5 in the Western Conference, with an ordinal score of 18. The National Cyber League website has more information on current scores and standings.
Linfield has also sent teams to regional rounds of the Association for Computer Machinery International Collegiate Programming Contest, better known as the Battle of the Brains. In the course of five hours, teams test their programming skills by solving complex, real-world problems.
Alumnus Cody Levien '12 created an Android platform game called "Tap N Dash" as his Spring 2012 capstone project.
Robert Ferresse '11 created an Android platform game called "Penguin Slopes" in September 2010. Since its release, "Penguin Slopes" has received more than 11,000 downloads. In February 2011, Clayton Martin '11 and Ferrese created an Android game called "Pirates vs. Ninjas: Tower Defense". Since its release, "Pirates vs. Ninjas Tower Defense" has received more than 10,000 downloads.
In 2011, Robert Ferrese '11 was the first from the department to have his research published in Quercus: Linfield Journal of Undergraduate Research. Ferresse's research, "Simultaneous Localization and Mapping Using Stereoscopic Computer Vision for Autonomous Vehicles", is available online.