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.

2019 Spring Graduates

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

Tyler Derr won the best student poster award from one of the best data mining conferences SIAM on Data Mining (SDM).
Please vote for CSE's student organizations representatives.
Voting is now open at: https://secure.cse.msu.edu/AcmVoting/
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 Engineering celebrates the graduation of almost 900 students.
Eight alumni honored for their significant accomplishments.
Innovations to help society and business featured at 2019 Spring Design Day.
Former Professor and Chair of Computer Science and Engineering Anthony S. Wojcik dies at 73.
MSU Engineering celebrates the winners of the 2019 Engineering Graduate Research Symposium.


Check the listing for the next lecture
Thursday, July 4, 2019 - 8:00am to 10:00pm