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50 years of computing excellence

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Attend the 2021 Grace Hopper Celebration

Interested students should fill out the interest form by July 14 (priority deadline). Keep in mind that filling out the form does not guarantee a ticket.

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Spatial AI expert to join CS&E faculty

Yao-Yi Chiang specializes in spatial artificial intelligence and GeoAI, and will further strengthen the already-stellar CS&E spatial computing team.

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CSpotlight: Kerem Ersöz

This biochemistry student realized he was more intrigued by computational coursework, so he decided to switch his major to computer science.

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CSpotlight: Blending math and computer science

Recent B.S. graduate Agnes Folga came to the U of M with a strong interest in STEM, but she was totally new to the study of computer science.
Learning High Fidelity Depths of Dressed Humans by Watching Social Media Dance Videos (CVPR 2021)

CS&E paper in running for top award at CVPR 2021

The work by Ph.D. student Yasamin Jafarian and assistant professor Hyun Soo Park used TikTok dance videos to learn high fidelity depths of dressed humans.
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Department faculty ranked among top CS researchers in the world

Professors Vipin Kumar, George Karypis, and Joe Konstan were among the leading 1,000 computing researchers worldwide in the latest Guide2Research rankings.


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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.