Department news

Leita Nguyen
CSpotlight

CSpotlight: Involvement for Personal Growth

Posted August 17, 2022

Undergraduate Leita Nguyen cultivates a well-rounded college experience with student groups, internships, and studying abroad.

kshitij Tayal
Student awards and honors

CS&E Wins 2022 SDM Best Paper Award

Posted August 8, 2022

Ph.D. candidate Kshitij Tayal (with advisor Regents Professor Vipin Kumar) won the Best Paper Award at the 2022 SIAM International Conference on Data Mining (SDM).

Gang Fang headshot
Alumni news

Gang Fang Promoted to Professor at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Posted August 3, 2022

Computer Science Ph.D. alumni Dr. Gang Fang was promoted to full Professor in Genetics and Genomic Sciences at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Zahara Spilka headshot
CSpotlight

CSpotlight: Accessible Art Through Virtual Reality

Posted July 26, 2022

Ph.D. student Zahara Spilka is blending art and psychology with virtual reality research to make art more accessible.

Collage of the 2022-23 scholarship recipients for the Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Student awards and honors, Undergraduate news

Congratulations to the 2022 CS&E scholarship recipients

Posted July 25, 2022

The department awards scholarships that recognize merit each spring. 38 students are receiving scholarships for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Zed Wu
CSpotlight

CSpotlight: Leveraging Linguistics in Computer Science

Posted July 11, 2022

Recent Computer Science B.S. graduate Zed Wu leveraged his linguistics minor to better understand coding languages.

Xiaowei Jia
Data science, Research, Student awards and honors

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

Posted July 6, 2022

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
Research

Jafarian Uses TikTok to Advance Computer Vision and Machine Learning

Posted June 21, 2022

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

CSpotlight: Turning Interests into Opportunities

Posted June 21, 2022

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.

Typing on laptop
Research

Unpaid social media moderators perform labor worth at least $3.4 million a year on Reddit alone

Posted June 9, 2022

CS&E assistant professor Stevie Chancellor joins Northwestern University researchers to examine the impact of unpaid social media contributors on Reddit.