Two grad students with robots

50 years of computing excellence

Jelani Nelson headshot

Hear from Jelani Nelson on April 19

His talk for the Cray Distinguished Speaker Series is titled "Sketching Algorithms".

Female winner of Riedl award receiving the award from Professor Nick Hopper


Nominate a TA for the Riedl Teaching Award

Help CS&E recognize our top graduate TAs who have helped you succeed.

Lana Yarosh

Yarosh honored with Morse-Alumni Award

This award acknowledges outstanding contributions to undergraduate education. 

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New papers from CS&E researchers shared at NDSI '21

Assistant Professor Feng Qian and Ph.D. student Yi Ding collaborated on papers for the USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation.
Jared Willard headshot

CSpotlight: Saving the planet with data science

Ph.D. student Jared Willard is committed to computing for the public good, and is currently using data mining techniques to track and predict water temperatures.
Cowbot (an autonomous mower) in the field

COVID-19 can't stop the Cowbot autonomous mower!

The project is a collaboration between the West Central Research and Outreach Center (WCROC), The Toro Company, and CS&E's Robotic Sensor Networks Lab.


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graduate students


faculty members

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.