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.

Nhi Dang and Maria Gini headshots

CS&E Earns Three DEI Leadership Showcase Awards

Professor Maria Gini earned a faculty award, and Nhi Dang and Lauren Hagen earned undergraduate student awards.

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.

Rhett Olson posing in the CS&E building

CS&E’s Rhett Olson Places Third at the ACM Student Research Competition Grand Finals

Undergraduate student Rhett Olson talks about his research and experience preparing for the ACM Research Competition.
Stuti Shah posing in a coffee shop

Internship Spotlight: The importance of asking questions

Interview with undergraduate Stuti Shah about her internship with META.
Phil Barry poses in Keller Hall

Phil Barry Earns UMN Provost’s Unit Service Award

In particular, this award honors Barry’s tireless efforts to make sure CS&E courses are scheduled with teachers, and students are well served with the course offerings.


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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.