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CS&E has 51 faculty members who provide leadership and expertise to our 600 undergraduate majors, and nearly 400 graduate students.

Our faculty members are highly productive educators and researchers. They are international leaders in their respective fields and authors of widely used software and textbooks. The distinction of our faculty locally and worldwide is confirmed by their long list of awards and honors in research and teaching.

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Robotics research at the University of Minnesota received a big boost with the completion of a new Robotics Lab in renovated space on first two floors of the Shepherd Labs building. The renovation also provides new space for the Solar Vehicle Project. The renovation was funded primarily by about $11 million private support in addition to about $2 million in state funding for the University's MnDRIVE initiative.


CS&E alum Tom Niccum sat down with us recently to talk about his circuitous route to success—from dropping out of school as a sophomore to graduating Magna Cum Laude ten years later to launching an extremely successful career as a serial entrepreneur with an aim to help the healthcare... Read more »

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The Department of Computer Science and Engineering has selected 26 undergraduate students to receive scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic year.

CS&E sends congratulations to all of this year’s recipients...

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Two teams of undergraduate students traveled to Glasgow, Scotland to present their research at ACM’s CHI Student Design Competition.

The teams presented work in the field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI).  Tab and Yongle Zhang presented on their proposed system called HelloBox,...

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CS&E graduate students Song Liu (Ph.D.) and Nikki Kyllonen (M.S.) have been awarded the John T. Riedl Memorial Graduate Teaching Assistant Award for 2019. The award recognizes graduate teaching assistants whose efforts have helped other students succeed in the classroom.

Nikki Kyllonen...

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Michel Fulton

Second-year Ph.D. student Michael Fulton was awarded a competitive and prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship for 2019.

Fulton was awarded the fellowship for his research into using autonomous underwater robots to find trash in large bodies of water. The goal...

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