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50 years of computing excellence

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'Smart hug' tech aims to improve health

Prototype system uses voice-based conversation and physiological data to monitor the stress level of a user, and if needed, offers a calming hug.

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Karypis wins top award from PAKDD

He was selected for the PAKDD Distinguished Contributions Award for outstanding contributions to data mining and knowledge discovery.

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CSpotlight: Madeline Miehle

This self-described introvert B.S. student has stepped outside her comfort zone and become a quiet leader in computer science.

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CSpotlight: At home with computer science research

Recent B.A. graduate (and Minneapolis native) Gabe Mersy discovered that computer science offered the perfect blend of math, statistics, and coding.
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Six CS&E faculty members receive tenure and/or promotion

Congratulations to Dan Keefe, Rui Kuang, Feng Qian, Paul Schrater, Eric Van Wyk, & Catherine Zhao on the next step in their careers at the University of Minnesota.
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CS&E mourns the loss of long-time supporter John W. Champine

Champine was a pioneer in Minnesota's computing industry and served as chair of the University of Minnesota's Department of Computer Science Advisory Board.


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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.