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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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Now hiring for new CS&E faculty

Candidates in ethical and human-centered artificial intelligence, databases, software engineering, or robotics should apply by Dec. 15.

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CSpotlight: Reese Kneeland

This B.A. student has an appetite for technology, and currently works in a research lab, holds an internship, and does coding work on his own.

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Alumni spotlight: Aruna Nookala

Aruna Nookala (B.S. 1994) has built a successful career at two top Minnesota companies, and also is a strong supporter of empowering women and other groups who are underrepresented in tech.
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CSpotlight: Cracking the climate code

B.S student Audrey Kelly dreams of using her computer science degree to build a career where she can directly mitigate climate change.
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Karypis and Kumar receive Test of Time award at SC21

Their paper introduced algorithms that have been incorporated into METIS and ParMETIS, and enable the efficient parallel execution of complex computations.


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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.