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									Computer Science &
Engineering Department

 Alexander Russell
      Associate Department Head


     acr@engr.uconn.edu
About Our Department
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Computer Science and Engineering
    21 Faculty members in Storrs
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    CS, CSE, CE
    Balance of computing theory and
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    Integration of research and education:
    opportunities for undergraduates
    Extensive hands-on experience to
    enhance the material presented in the
    classroom
Degree Programs
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 Undergraduate
   Computer Science & Engineering (CSE)
     135 students
   Computer S i
   C        Science (CS)
     99 students
   Computer Engineering (CE)
     61 students
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 Graduate, 100 students
   M.S. in CSE
   Ph.D. in CSE
Undergraduate programs
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 Each of the three programs includes central
 areas of computer science:
   Theory and Algorithms
     Computation and it mathematical f
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   Software Systems
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     Programming, operating systems, compilers, …  ,
   Hardware Systems,
     Architecture, organization, logic design, …
 Programs diff in their emphasis and
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 advanced topics
B S E in C o m p u t e r S c ie n c e
and Engineering (CSE)
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  CSE: Broad education in Computing
     Software Systems & Engineering
     Computer Algorithms & Theory
     Computer Hardware & Architecture
     Computer Applications Areas
       Artificial Intelligence
       Databases
       Networks
       Computer Security
       Graphics
       Bioinformatics
CSE is for students interested
in:
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 Areas requiring background in both
 hardware and software
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   Graphics and animation systems
   Robotics
   Hardware/software co-design
 Applying computing to engineering
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   Simulation of engineering solutions
   Design of CAD/CAM systems
BSE in Computer Engineering
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 Emphasis on Computer Hardware and
 Architecture
 Basic coursework in Computer
 Science and Engineering
 Joint program with Electrical and
 Computer Engineering
Computer Engineering is for
students interested in:
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  Design and manufacture of computer
  systems
  The physical components of computer
  networks
  Interfacing devices to computers
  Embedded computer systems
B.S.
B S in Computer Science
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 Emphasis on computer software and
 computing theory
 Includes advanced courses in an
 applications area outside of
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 Flexibility
   More free electives
   Broader selection of science courses
Computer Science is for students
interested in:
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  Combining computer science with
  study/work in other fields
    Bioinformatics
    Graphic arts
    Geographic Information Systems
    Business
    Interface design
    Education
  Graduate studies in CS
What if I don’t know which
program I want?
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 same for the first semester
 All of the computing programs are
 the same for the first year, and
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 adjustments to deal with indecision
 can be made for the sophomore year
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 Introductory engineering courses help
 students make career decisions
Other Opportunities
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 Internships and Co-op Work
 Experience
 Minors
   Bioinformatics
                         Materials Engineering
   Business
    us ess               Mathematics
   Engineering Physics
 Junior Year Abroad
 Euro-Tech Program
Accreditation: ABET
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 Accreditation Board for Engineering
 and Technology (ABET) accredited
 programs:
   Computer Science and Engineering
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   Computer Science
   Computer Engineering

 Ensuring that programs meet
 standards, and are committed to
 continuous improvement
New hot topics courses
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 Software reliability
 Wireless networking lab
 Scientific visualization
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 Bioinformatics
 Seminar in professional responsibility,
 ethics, & current issues
Capstone design course
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 Senior-level, team-oriented, design-
 intensive course
 Provides an extensive design
 opportunity, taking a project from
 idea to realization
 Increased emphasis on technical
 written and oral communications

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Departmental growth
 New faculty from:
   Brown                   Faculty   New
   CUNY GS           20
   Duke
   Georgia Tech      15
   MIT
   Harvard           10
   Princeton
   UCLA              5
   UC Davis
   U. Buffalo        0
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   U. Mariland
   U. Mass
NSF CAREER awards




 2007   2006 2007 2007 2007    2005   2000     2001   2008

 The National Science Foundation’s prestigious research award
 for young faculty.
New building and facilities
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 2003: Engineering Technology
 Engineering Building
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   Home of CSE and ECE departments
   Research Labs and Faculty Offices
   Undergraduate
    Instruction &
    Laboratories
Why UConn CSE?
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 Internationally-recognized facultyy
 Excellent student/faculty ratio, <15
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 Outstanding fellow students
 State of the art curriculum
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 Flexible offerings
 Opportunity to succeed

 Ask the students when you tour
 around!
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What about jobs?




                   Increase
How long until I finish?
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 Computer Science degree is 120
 credits

 Computer Science & Engineering and
 Computer Engineering degrees are
 126 credits
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       The next four years
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        Intro software design
        Data structures and discrete math
        Algorithms, software engineering, theory of
        computing, computer architecture
        Operating systems, compilers
        Advanced professional electives:
        performance analysis, parallel computing,
        databases,           intelligence
        databases artificial intelligence, computer
        security, networks, …
        Senior-level design labs
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Computer Science
and Engineering
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 Thank you!
 Questions?
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