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50 years of computing excellence

The ReaLSAT dataset is a comprehensive global dataset of lakes and reservoirs, tracking changes over the last 30+ years

Data Scientists Create Lakes and Reservoirs Dataset

CS&E data scientists published a comprehensive global dataset of lakes and reservoirs, tracking changes over the last 30+ years.

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Leveling the field in computing research

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

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CSpotlight: Zahara Spilka

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

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CS&E Wins 2022 SDM Best Paper Award

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

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.
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CSpotlight: Accessible Art Through Virtual Reality

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

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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.