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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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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.

McNamara Alumni Center

Please join the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, our alumni, students and industry partners at the McNamara Alumni Center on November 2, 2015. We have planned a wonderful program this year that includes research exhibits from our faculty and industry partners, our Distinguished... Read more »

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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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The video is of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) hovering down a row of apple trees at Pine Tree Apple Orchard.  There are two students in the shot, but as the UAV lifts they quickly dance away to let the...

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