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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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Did a graduate teaching assistant help you learn Computer Science?  Nominate them for the John T. Riedl Memorial Graduate Teaching Assistant Award.

The Computer Science and Engineering Department is seeking nominations for the John T. Riedl Memorial Graduate Teaching Assistant Award. This award recognizes graduate teaching assistants whose efforts have helped other students learn. If you have had an exceptional graduate teaching assistant, please consider nominating them to receive this award.

Nominations can be submitted by individual students or groups of students. Be sure to include:

  • Who you are
  • The graduate teaching assistant's name
  • The CSci course and semester you had the course
  • A statement about why your nominee deserves recognition
Email your nominating letter by April 20th, 2019 to Prof. Nicholas Hopper ( cscidugs@umn.edu ) (in PDF, MSWord, or plain text form, and with the subject "Riedl Graduate Teaching Assistant Award")

Before his untimely passing away in 2013, Professor John Riedl, himself a devoted, exceptional teacher, asked that funds contributed by his friends and colleagues be used to establish this memorial award.

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Junaed Sattar, founding director of the University of Minnesota’s Interactive Robotics and Vision Lab, shares how his team is contributing to underwater robotics research and efforts to safeguard our environment.

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The Department of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities is hiring to fill multiple tenure-track positions at the assistant professor level, although higher levels of appointments may be considered when commensurate with experience and accomplishments.... Read more »

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Associate Professor Daniel Keefe has received the 2018-19 Horace T. Morse award from the University of Minnesota Alumni Association Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education.

Keefe specializes in interactive computer graphics and scientific data visualization. Over the...

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Ph.D. student Xinyue Hu received the best poster award at MinneWIC 2019, ACM-W’s celebration of women in computing in the Upper Midwest. She was honored for her poster “Data-Driven Power Flow Analysis for Smart Grids.”

The focus of the poster is on analyzing the power flow of smart grid...

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Professor Daniel Boley has received the 2018-19 Award for Outstanding Contributions to Post Baccalaureate, Graduate and Professional Education. As part of the award, Professor Boley will become a member of the Academy of Distinguished Teachers and have the opportunity to have his work publicized...

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Assistant Professor Hyun Soo Park received the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) CAREER award. The award supports junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research. Park received the award...

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