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50 years of computing excellence

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Building confidence in uncertain times

As chief information security officer at Five Star Bank, Adolph Barclift (B.S. 2006) leads their information and cybersecurity program.

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Leveling the field in computing research

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

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CSpotlight: Christopher Brewer

B.A. student Christopher Brewer was first exposed to programming at age five by his dad, which led to his new interest in interactive graphics.

Maria Gini with robot

Maria Gini wins the 2022 ACM/SIGAI Autonomous Agents Research Award

Maria Gini's research and leadership within robotics and multi-agent systems earned her this prestigious award.
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CSpotlight: Growing Up with Computer Science

B.A. student Christopher Brewer was first exposed to programming at age five by his dad, which led to his new interest in interactive graphics.
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CSpotlight: Inspiring the Next Generation

Serving as a mentor, and the VP for Data Analytics for Women in Business, B.S. student Anushka Angamuthu aims to give back to the computing community.

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.