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50 years of computing excellence

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In Memoriam: Kris Frankowski

Frankowski was a founding faculty member of the Department of Computer Science and a pioneer in compilers and assemblers research.

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CS&E part of $25M AI-based climate modeling center

The NSF-funded center will leverage big data and machine learning to improve climate projections.

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CSpotlight: Carson DeSotel

His interests in computer science & geography mesh well, with geography providing a problem, and computer science offering the toolset.

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CSpotlight: The universal versatility of data science

International student Miguel Miguélez Díaz discovered that the University of Minnesota was the perfect spot to pursue a stronger foundation in data science.
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Closing the STEM gap

Maximilian N. Lando Scholarship recipient Swati Rampali co-founded the student group Code the Gap, which is introducing underrepresented kids to science and technology fields.
An expansion of the 2021 Bakken Medical Devices Center Internship Program gave two teams of science and engineering students the opportunity to explore the world of medical device cybersecurity and interact with Center for Medical Device Cybersecurity industry members. These students, photographed in June 2021, focused on developing an efficient system to help hospitals authenticate users of medical devices to ensure patient wellbeing.

University launches Center for Medical Device Cybersecurity

The new center will foster university-industry-government collaborations to ensure that medical devices are safe from cybersecurity threats.


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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.