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

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 basketball player Nick Ward gets an assist from Spartan Engineering's technology and talent.
Alex Liu and Yadu Pokhrel recognized with top 2019 awards for excellence in scholarship.
Seven honored with top Withrow teaching awards following student nominations.
Fifteen receive top honors at the 29th Annual Engineering Awards Luncheon.
H. Metin Aktulga to use NSF CAREER Award to tackle extreme-scale scientific computing and analytics.


Check the listing for the next lecture
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 8:30am to 3:00pm
Friday, April 26, 2019 - 7:30am to 2:30pm
Friday, April 26, 2019 - 10:00pm
Friday, May 3, 2019 - 12:30pm to Sunday, May 5, 2019 - 4:00pm