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Governor Tim Walz Declares Computer Science Education Week

Posted December 5, 2022

In honor of Grace Hopper's birthday, educators, students, schools and colleges are encouraged to celebrate and actively explore computer science education activities.

Members of the Robotics: Perception and Manipulation (RPM) Lab pose with the yellow Spot Robot.
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Desingh Lab Unpacks First Spot Robot from Boston Dynamics

Posted December 2, 2022

Led by Assistant Professor Karthik Desingh, the Robotics: Perception and Manipulation (RPM) Lab plans to work with the Spot Robot to build intelligent capabilities for these and future robots so they can sense, perceive, reason, and learn to manipulate objects in order to perform tasks

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Meet the Faculty - Sebastiaan Joosten

Posted December 1, 2022

Lecturer Sebastiaan Joosten joined the Department of Computer Science and Engineering in fall 2022. He teaches discrete mathematics and advanced programming principles.

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CSpotlight

CSpotlight: Research and Industry Experience

Posted November 21, 2022

Master’s student Jeevan Prakash discusses his internship experience at Qualcomm and the importance of being involved at the University.

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Faculty awards and honors

Yarosh’s Group Wins Distinguished Paper Award for Self-tracking Addiction Recovery Applications

Posted November 18, 2022

Their paper, “Be Consistent, Work the Program, Be Present Every Day: Exploring Technologies for Self-Tracking in Early Recovery”, examines technologies that can aid in the recovery process for individuals with substance abuse disorders.

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Alumni news

Alumni Corner: Varun Chandola, NSF Program Director for Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure

Posted November 17, 2022

CS&E alum Varun Chandola (Ph.D. 2009) was appointed the NSF Program Director for the Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure in September 2021.

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Department news

Celebrating the Life of James Parker

Posted November 15, 2022

Earlier this month, the Department of Computer Science & Engineering hosted a special celebration of life for James Parker at the Campus Club in the Coffman Memorial Union.

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CSpotlight

CSpotlight: An International Perspective

Posted November 9, 2022

Computer Science B.S. Ngan Nguyen shares her personal experiences as an international student and her internship with Linkedin.

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CSpotlight

CSpotlight: Comedy + Computing

Posted November 2, 2022

Undergraduate Jeylin Yavas discusses her gap year in Turkey and merging her passion for comedy into her studies.

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Faculty awards and honors

Meet the Faculty - Chang Ge

Posted November 2, 2022

Assistant professor Chang Ge joined the Department of Computer Science and Engineering in fall 2022. His work focuses on data management.