Department of Computer Science and Engineering celebrates 50 years

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) is celebrating 50 years of innovation and invention in the field of computer science and engineering, by honoring and celebrating its world-class faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends.

A Distinguished Speaker Series comprised of successful female computer scientists started on November 10, 2016 with Nancy Amato from Texas A & M University. Future speakers include Wendi Heinzelman (February 2), Ellen Zegura (April 20), Barbara Ryder (May 4) and Cynthia Rudin (May 11). The all-female line-up is also a way to commemorate the 110th birth year of Grace Hopper, a pioneer in the field of computer science.

On September 28, 29, 30 and October 1, 2017, a four-day celebration will be held that includes tours, notable guest speaking engagements, sessions with students to discuss current research activities, a golf outing, and a bon voyage brunch. For more information, visit