Department news

Maria Gini with two robots
MnRI, Research

Building a brighter future with robotics

Posted December 2, 2020

From exploring shipwrecks to air-dropping supplies in a pandemic, CS&E faculty and students are designing robots for the 21st century.

An illustration of the method for inferring thoughts within patterns of brain activity, based on observing behavior. In an experiment, an animal tried to determine if fruit was ripe (red) or not (green). All fruit were unripe (box, lower left), but the animal behaved as if it thought some were ripe (blue thought bubble).

AI helps scientists understand brain activity behind thoughts

Posted November 25, 2020

CS&E associate professor Paul Schrater is part of the team who, for the first time, developed a method to measure thoughts.

Dan Knights standing next to a screen
Faculty awards and honors

Knights named 2020 Highly Cited Researcher

Posted November 24, 2020

Associate Professor Knights is one of the most influential researchers in his fields, according to analysis of citation counts by Clarivate Analytics.

Bird electric scooters lined up on a sidewalk

Team receives $1.2 million NSF grant to develop smart e-scooters

Posted November 17, 2020

CS&E assistant professor Ju Sun is part of the team aiming to add tracking systems on electric scooters to improve safety of riders on the road.

Lucas Kramer headshot
Faculty awards and honors, Research, Student awards and honors

MELT group wins Distinguish Paper award at SLE2020

Posted November 17, 2020

This research was done by Ph.D. student Lucas Kramer and assosciate professor Eric Van Wyk from the Minnesota Extensible Language Tools (MELT group).

Illustration for a female sitting at a computer with the words "Code the Gap" on the screen
Diversity and inclusion

Code the Gap strives to diversify STEM fields

Posted November 9, 2020

A new student group at the University, founded by computer science students, is focused on closing the gaps in representation in STEM fields.

PhD students Bhavtosh Rath and Sabirat Rubya
Graduate program news, Research

Ph.D candidates partake in CSE's Three Minute Thesis competition

Posted November 5, 2020

Bhavtosh Rath and Sabirat Rubya shared quick snapshots of their thesis research during the College-wide competition on October 29.

Ruyuan Wan
Research, Student awards and honors

M.S. student receives Outstanding Poster recognition at CSCW 2020

Posted November 3, 2020

The poster presented research by Ruyuan Wan, a data science student, into the impact of likes and comments on CaringBridge user retention.

Spring on campus
Graduate program news, Undergraduate news

Update on courses for Spring 2021

Posted November 3, 2020

Students should check the Schedule Builder frequently for updates on the modality of courses for spring 2021.

Courtney Hutton headshot
Student awards and honors

Ph.D. student Courtney Hutton Pospick selected as ARCS Scholar

Posted November 2, 2020

She is a 5th year Ph.D. candidate in the Illusioneering Lab. Her research focuses on user interaction in augmented and virtual reality.