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Computer Science & Electrical Engineering

Introduction

The Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering has 40 full-time teaching and research faculty, 7 full-time lecturers and over 20 affiliate and part-time adjunct faculty. Current research concentrations include artificial intelligence, graphics and visualization, computer networks and systems, database and knowledge management, algorithms and computation theory, communications and signal processing, microelectronics, photonics and optical communications. The department has over 1200 undergraduate and 300 graduate students. It is centered in the new Information Technology and Engineering (ITE) building, which has an excellent laboratory and computing environment, and in the Technology Research Center, which has specialized research laboratories. A variety of governmental and industrial sponsors provided more than $7.4M in new sponsored research awards in the 2003 fiscal year.

The CSEE department offers degree programs leading to the B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science; the B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Engineering; and the M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering. The B.S. programs provide a balanced practical and theoretical approach to the study of software and hardware, an approach that includes the latest advances in these two areas. The curriculum emphasizes the development of problem-solving skills applied to the analysis and design of real-world problems. Students are also given a broad background in the fundamentals of mathematics and the physical sciences. Each graduate degree program shares a similar structure and set of minimum requirements, and leads to the M.S. (with or without a thesis) or Ph.D. degree. Academic ties are strong with other departments and programs, including Information Systems, Biology, and the Institute for Global Electronic Commerce, Geography, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Radiology (UMAB) and Visual Arts.

Main Office: ITE 325
Phone: 410-455-3500
Email: csee@umbc.edu
Department Website: http://www.cs.umbc.edu/CSEE/index.html
Department Head: Dr. Charles Nicholas
Sample Resumés: Computer Science

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