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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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Assistant Professor Dan Knight's explains the world of microbes living inside you and how they might affect your health for Ted Talks.

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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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Third-year Ph.D. candidate Song Liu was selected for the 2019 IBM Fellowship program for his research on 3D body motion capture and multi-modal sensor-based smart systems.

Advised by Professor Tian He, Liu is working at the intersection of multi-modal robotic systems and internet-of-things...

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The Solar Vehicle Project at the University of Minnesota is looking for Computer Science majors to join the team!

Working on a large design project provides you the opportunity to build yourself beyond your resume. The Solar Vehicle Project is a renowned group that offers an experience...

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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...

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Department of Computer Science and Engineering Professor Maria Gini has recently received the A. Nico Haberman Award. This award is given to a person who has made outstanding contributions toward increasing the numbers and/or successes of underrepresented members in the computing research...

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