Two students with robots


AI CLIMATE researching gather around map for conversation

AI for a Changing World

CS&E researchers are applying AI techniques to combat climate change, improve medical outcomes, and help humans better understand and utilize technology.

Shana Watters poses in Keller Hall

Watters Earns Striebel Equity Award

The award recognizes a U of M faculty or staff member who goes above and beyond daily responsibilities to build capacity for diverse and equitable campus communities. 

Lind Hall Diversity Wall

Lind Hall Diversity Wall

The third floor of Lind Hall now features the Diversity Wall, which highlights the computer science contributions of marginalized groups throughout history.

Jesus Garcia Garcia posing

From Immigrant to Successful Scholar

Jesus Garcia Garcia’s journey on how he became a successful scholar.
Catherine Zhao poses in Keller Hall

Catherine Zhao appointed Dean’s Fellow for College’s AI strategy

During this two semester role, Zhao will work closely with CSE Associate Dean for Research Joseph Konstan on shaping the college’s strategy around artificial intelligence (AI).
Mathew Fichbach poses in front of the wall.

Combining Biochemistry and Computer Science

Mathew Fischbach talks about his journey of combining his two degrees for his research work.


undergraduate students


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.