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50 years of computing excellence

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Cray Speaker Series is back November 8

CS&E is happy to welcome Doug Bowman (Virginia Tech), to talk about "User Experience Considerations for Everyday Augmented Reality."

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CS&E key player in new NSF institute

Professor Shashi Shekhar is a co-PI for the first data science and machine learning institute dedicated to research in polar regions.

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CSpotlight: Jacynda Alatoma

After spending her first semester out of state, this B.A. student returned to Minnesota and discovered her new passion for programming.

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Karypis and Kumar receive Test of Time award at SC21

Their 1998 paper, “Multilevel Algorithms for Multi-constraint Graph Partitioning," was recognized by the Supercomputing Conference for its influence on HPC.
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New research teaches AI to see the world in first-person

Hyun Soo Park is working with Facebook AI and the Ego4D University Consortium to create the biggest and most diverse computer vision dataset ever collected.
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CSpotlight: Building a peer support network

Moving to the U.S. from Vietnam was a huge change for B.S. student Dat Luong. Luckily, support from the SASE student group helped him navigate the transition.


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The Department of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Minnesota has come a long way in the past 50 years. We have made tremendous progress and have become one of the most vibrant and interdisciplinary departments within the College of Science and Engineering, the University of Minnesota, and the computer science field at large.

Watch and listen to stories of how the department started, the years of growth, and where we are headed in the future.