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50 years of computing excellence

Colloquium with Casey Fiesler on Nov. 30

Her talk will be focused on ethics integration in computing education.

Now hiring for new CS&E faculty

We're looking for outstanding candidates with interests in machine learning.

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An illustration of the method for inferring thoughts within patterns of brain activity, based on observing behavior. In an experiment, an animal tried to determine if fruit was ripe (red) or not (green). All fruit were unripe (box, lower left), but the animal behaved as if it thought some were ripe (blue thought bubble).

AI helps scientists understand brain activity behind thoughts

CS&E associate professor Paul Schrater is part of the team who, for the first time, developed a method to measure thoughts.
Dan Knights standing next to a screen

Knights named 2020 Highly Cited Researcher

Associate Professor Knights is one of the most influential researchers in his fields, according to analysis of citation counts by Clarivate Analytics.
Bird electric scooters lined up on a sidewalk

Team receives $1.2 million NSF grant to develop smart e-scooters

CS&E assistant professor Ju Sun is part of the team aiming to add tracking systems on electric scooters to improve safety of riders on the road.


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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.