Welcome to the Department of Computer Science and Engineering


Today computer science and engineering emphasizes activities that span many disciplines. Our faculty are international leaders in applying computational approaches to solve significant problems across the disciplines. They are working on educational, research, and service activities in a wide variety of areas.

You will find faculty working on AI, data mining, big data, internet of things, biological computing, telemedicine, and computational approaches for law enforcement, biometrics, and security. Faculty are developing sensor networking for effective environmental monitoring. Computational approaches in the humanities and social sciences are being developed. Our faculty are engaged in projects to transform computing education for science and engineering students. The department is involved in outreach to high school students in the formation of the Info Tech Empowerment Center in Lansing. The breadth of engagement across the disciplines is amazing.

Likewise, our alumni are developing innovative technologies and methods for applying computational approaches to multidisciplinary problems. We are proud of our alumni accomplishments. As a faculty, we are excited about the acceleration of innovation that will be part of our students’ future careers. We are determined to provide the educational programs to prepare them for these opportunities.

It is a privilege for me to take Professor Mutka's place as chairperson of the department. We are indebted to him for a decade of excellent service and leadership. I thank our alumni and friends for their support and look forward to hearing from many of you in the coming year.

— Yunhao Liu, Chairperson designee

Highlights RSS

The paper "Spoofing PRNU Patterns of Iris Sensors while Preserving Iris Recognition”, co-authored by CSE PhD students Sudipta Banerjee and Vahid Mirjalili along with their advisor Prof. Arun Ross, received the Best Paper Award at the 5th IEEE International Conference on Identity,
Metin Aktulga, Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, has just been notified to receive an NSF CAREER award.

Each year the department awards degrees in Computer Science for the BS,  MS, and PhD. In addition, the Department administers an undergraduate  Computer Engineering degree program jointly with the Department of  Electrical and Computer Engineering.

2018 Fall Graduates

At the end of each semester our graduates are honored at a special breakfast ceremony held at the KelloggCenter.

The Computer Science Doctoral Program at Michigan State University placed in the top 17% of the United States according to the recently released National Research Council's (NRC) ranking.


MSU to celebrate National Engineers Week with 'Invent Amazing' from Feb. 16-24.
Former Engineering Dean Satish Udpa named acting president of MSU.
MSU will highlight its 5,200-acre connected ecosystem at NAIAS in Detroit, Jan. 14-17.
These are among the many successes we have achieved in 2018:
Happy Holidays and thank you for your dedication and support - from Dean Kempel.


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