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The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities invites applications for multiple tenure-track faculty positions in cyber security and in support of a University-wide initiative (MnDRIVE) on robotics, sensors, and advanced manufacturing.

Here is an update on the Spring TA situation:

  1. We didn't get the first round of offers out last week, but it should be out soon (today or tomorrow if all goes well).
  2. There will be a second round of offers in about a week. I expect this round will contain about 2 dozen offers, but the exact number will depend on how many first round offers are declined.
  3. Class assignments will be made in about a week as well.
  4. If you have a Fall appointment, are interested in a Spring TA, but do not get an offer in the first round, you will be considered in the second round.
  5. There will likely be some (maybe a half dozen) offers to students who do not currently have a TA in the second round, plus some additional ones for the third round. 

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Excerpt from The University News Service’s article, “Three named University of Minnesota Regents Professors

The University of Minnesota Board of Regents has named R. Lawrence Edwards, Vipin Kumar and Michael Osterholm Regents Professors. The designation is the highest level of recognition given to faculty by the University.

"These three professors exemplify the qualities of teaching, research and scholarship that this honor requires,” said University President Eric Kaler. "Pioneers in their respective disciplines, each have made field-shaping discoveries that benefit Minnesotans, the nation and the world.”

William Norris Professor and Department Head Vipin Kumar is world renowned for his work in high performance computing and scientific data mining. He has played a pioneering role in bringing Big Data and earth science together to address one of the grand challenges of our times —understanding the impact of human induced changes on the earth system and its environment.

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Reem Ali, Best Paper SIGSPATIAL 2015

Congratulations go out to PhD student Reem Ali who was recently honored at two spatial computing events for her work on connected cars.

Her paper, "Future Connected Vehicles: Challenges and Opportunities for Spatio-temporal Computing," received the second Best Vision Paper Award at the...

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Solar Powered UAV

The National Science Foundation has awarded a grant of $1,525,000 to a UMN team led by Prof. Nikos Papanikolopoulos to develop the world's smallest solar-powered unmanned air vehicle (UAV) capable of multi-day flight. Equipped with environmental sensors, the solar powered UAV will facilitate...

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Through the U.S. Department of Education’s Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) program, CS&E PhD students from underrepresented communities will have an easier time funding their academic pursuits in the coming years.

Prof. Maria Gini headed up the pursuit of this...

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The Department of Computer Science and Engineering mourns the death of alumna Rebecca Schatz, who passed away surrounded by family on July 13, 2015.

Schatz was dedicated to encouraging kids and teens to explore their curiosity.  She was the founder and executive director of...

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