Facts and Figures

  • #26 on where professors of the top 50 universities get their doctorate degrees (as of January 2016)
  • Ranked #4 academic institution in data mining by Microsoft Academic Research (as of January 2014)
  • Ranked #10 U.S. academic institution in human computer interaction by Microsoft Academic Research (as of January 2014)
  • The University of Minnesota ranks sixth in the world for technology and transfer commercialization according to the Milken Institute of Technology. This means that students and faculty are bringing their research to real-world business applications.
  • Ranked 7th nationally among public universities according to "Essential Science Indicators."
  • The University of Minnesota ranks fourth among U.S. research universities among patents earned, according to Scientist Magazine's "Patent Powerhouses."
  • CSE alumnus Jeff Dean presented with highest University honor, the Outstanding Alumni Award in 2013.
  • 23 CS&E faculty members received the NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, since the inception of the program in 1995. This number of awards is among the highest for Computer Science departments nationwide.
  • 15 Faculty members awarded McKnight Land-Grant Professorships
  • Ranked 15th for annual number of conferred doctorates (CRA U.S. Ph.D. Production and Graduate Enrollment)
  • Over $35 million in new research funding in the past 2 years
  • Current department faculty members have authored more than 2,500 refereed publications, including 800 journal articles.
  • Alumni have founded more than 180 companies.