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Computer Science and Engineering

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering is one of seven departments in the College of Engineering, the fourth-largest engineering college in Texas. Its mission is to serve the needs of the region, the state, and the nation by providing quality educational and innovative, relevant research programs in computer science and engineering. The department strives to offer first-rate undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education opportunities; conduct research and development technologies in selected areas, and facilitate technology transfer for the betterment of the quality of life. Its internationally recognized faculty members are engaged in breakthrough research across the leading areas of computer science and engineering.

The department was established in 1981, and it is one of the first departments in the nation to have an undergraduate program accredited by both the Engineering Accreditation Commission and the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET. At this time, we offer undergraduate degrees in Computer Engineering, Computer Science and Software Engineering, Master’s in Computer Engineering, Computer Science and Software Engineering, and PhD degrees in Computer Engineering and Computer Science. Currently we have 36 full-time faculty and over 1500 undergraduate and graduate students. Our undergraduate programs Computer Engineering, Computer Science and Software Engineering are ABET accredited.

The department's graduates work at America's leading companies and governmental agencies and in other sectors. UT Arlington's location in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex - one of the nation's two most influential technology corridors - and strong relationship with major technology companies such as Lockheed Martin, Nokia, L-3, BNSF, Fidelity, Sabre Holdings, American Airlines, and many others, provides students with outstanding opportunities for internships and jobs.

The department has a number of teaching and research laboratories, centers and other facilities that support its educational and teaching mission. These include the Biocomputing and Vision Laboratory (BioVIL), Computational Science Lab (CSL), Database Exploration Laboratory (DBXLAB), Distributed and Parallel Computing Lab, Embedded Systems and Instrumentation Lab, Health and Assistive Technology Laboratory (ASSIST), Heracleia Human-Centered Computing Laboratory, Information Security Lab (iSec), Information Technology Lab, Innovative Database and Information Systems Research Lab (IDIR), Learning and Adaptive Robotics Laboratory (LEARN), Multimedia Lab, Software Engineering Lab (SERC), Wireless Networks and Systems Lab (WINS), and the Vision-Learning-Mining Lab (VLM).

Faculty Highlight

Jia Rao

January 31, 2017
Jia Rao, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor at the CSE Department. His research interests lie in the broad area of operating systems, distributed and parallel computing, and machine learning. His research focuses on improving the quality-of-service (QoS) of multi-tenant systems, including cloud systems and BigData analytics. Find out more about Dr. Rao's story.

Jiang Ming

January 30, 2017
Jiang Ming, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of CSE Department. His research focuses on security, especially software security and malware defense, including secure information flow analysis, software plagiarism detection, malicious binary code analysis, and software analysis for security issues.Jiang Ming has extensive academic and industry experience in computer security. Find out more about Dr. Ming's story.

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Facts and Statistics

Overall

  • 1,270 Bachelor’s students, 634 Master's students, 110 Ph.D. students (Fall 2017)
  • Over $4M per year in research expenditures for the last 3 years
  • $7.6M research grants in FY17, growing from $3.1M in FY16

National Rankings

  • Computer Engineering #64, Computer Science #90 [U.S. News & World Report]
  • #57 overall, #4 AI, #10 OS, #19 Databases, #20 High-Performance Computing, #21 Bioinformatics, #33 Security, #46 Machine Learning and Data Mining [csrankings.org, by average 2016- 2017 publications, as of September 2017]
  • UT-Arlington: R1 university (Carnegie Classification), Hispanic-Serving Institution, 5th in the nation for undergraduate diversity [U.S. News & World Report], No.1 four-year college in Texas for veterans [Military Times’ 2017 Best for Vets list]; 2nd lowest average student debt among U.S. universities [U.S. News & World Report]

Faculty and Student Achievements

  • 3 IEEE Fellows
  • 4 current NSF CAREER awardees, 6 NSF CAREER, 1 AFOSR YIP, and 1 NSF CRII awardees since 2006
  • Authors with 10,000+ citations (source: Google scholar)
  • Author of one of the most popular database textbooks
  • General/Program Chairs of SIGMOD, DaWaK, DEBS, PerCom, BIBM, IPCCC
  • ACM SIGKDD doctoral dissertation award, ACM TOSEM distinguished referee, HP innovation research awards, ICDE 10-year best paper, Microsoft Research faculty summit speaker, Outstanding Associate Award of NIST, paper awards at paper awards at ASE, APSys, CIDR, ICDM, ECMLPKDD, IUI, ISSRE, ISSTA, PPREW, PSIVT, SIGMOD, VLDB
  • Recent graduates work at Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, HP, IBM, Intel, LinkedIn, Lockheed-Martin, Microsoft, NASA, Pivotal, Raytheon, Sabre, Salesforce, Teradata, Texas Instruments, Uber, and many other great companies
  • Recent Ph.D. graduates secured tenure-track faculty positions at Colorado School of Mines, Kennesaw State University, Texas State University, Univ. of Colorado at Denver, Univ. of Mississippi, Univ. of Texas Rio Grande Valley, and researcher positions at HP Labs, Huawei, IBM Research India, QCRI, Visa Research

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