Two students with robots

50 years of computing excellence

Xiaowei Jia

Ph.D. Graduate Wins Best Dissertation

Xiaowei Jia won the 2022 University of Minnesota Graduate School Best Dissertation Award in the "Physical Sciences and Engineering" category.

Two students working on research

Leveling the field in computing research

Through Google's exploreCSR program, CS&E professors Maria Gini and Shana Watters are exposing historically marginalized students to research. 

Jonah Calvo takes a mirror selfie wearing a winter hat

CSpotlight: Jonah Calvo

Recent B.S. graduate Jonah Calvo has been diving deeper into his interests since high school, which helped him build a strong resume of internships in computer science.

Xiaowei Jia

CS&E Ph.D. Graduate Wins 2022 Graduate School's Best Dissertation Award

Xiaowei Jia won the 2022 University of Minnesota Graduate School Best Dissertation Award in the "Physical Sciences and Engineering" category.
Yasamin Jafarian, Computer Science Ph.D. student

Jafarian Uses TikTok to Advance Computer Vision and Machine Learning

Computer science Ph.D. student Yasamin Jafarian is leveraging data from TikTok dances to design computer algorithms that create more realistic 3D digital avatars.
Jonah Calvo takes a mirror selfie wearing a winter hat

CSpotlight: Turning Interests into Opportunities

Recent B.S. graduate Jonah Calvo has been diving deeper into his interests since high school, which helped him build a strong resume of internships in computer science.

2,193

undergraduate students

572

graduate students

62

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.