Dr. Jenn Winikus teaches students from Buffalo Public Schools how to build their own simple smartphones using Raspberry Pi computer circuit boards as part of a camp program sponsored by UB and Liberty Partnerships Program. Students work on the electronics component of the project in Bonner Hall. Photo credit: Meredith Forrest Kulwicki
Students work on a project in Mike Buckley's CSE 453: Hardware/Software Integrated Design course, 2009. Photo credit: Douglas Levere
Brett Kolodny (CS BA candidate) and Angus Lam (CS BS and Linguistics BA candidate) demo Plantr, an automated hydroponics system with a self-regulating environment, at CSEdWeek '15, December 7, 2015. Plantr runs on Arduino and Python. Photo credit: Ken Smith
Computer Engineering is the design and prototyping of computing devices and systems. While sharing much history and many areas of interest with Computer Science, Computer Engineering concentrates its effort on the ways in which computing ideas are mapped into working physical systems.
Emerging equally from the disciplines of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering rests on the intellectual foundations of these disciplines, the basic physical sciences and mathematics.
CSE changed the Computer Engineering curriculum in Fall 2018. Read this document to learn how curriculum changes will affect you.
These industry and government employers represent a sample of where our undergraduate CEN program graduates work:
Alcatel, Apple, Bellcore, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Cisco, Conexant, General Electric (GE), Hewlett-Packard (HP), IBM Almaden Research Center, IBM's T. J. Watson Research Center, Kodak Research Labs, Lucent Technologies, Microsoft, Motorola-Lexicus Division, NASA-Ames, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Oracle, Panasonic, Qualcomm, Ricoh California Research Center, Samsung, Viewlogic Systems
Other important topics in Computer Engineering include Display Engineering, Image and Speech Processing, Pattern Recognition, Robotics, Sensors and Computer Perception.
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