Computer Science and Engineering

Chair's Message

Chair's Message


Welcome to Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at the University of California, Riverside!

Fostering groundbreaking research and producing graduates who are in demand, our department has established itself as a leader in the field of computer science and engineering. In recognition of the quality of our research and educational opportunities, the department has been highly ranked by the National Review Council, the Princeton Review, U.S. News & World Report, and csrankings.org.

Our department offers a variety of degrees for undergraduates and graduates in computing-related areas. All degree programs combine the teaching of core principles with hands-on laboratory experience, preparing students for exciting careers in industry and academia. Students at all levels can enrich their educational experience by participating in sponsored research projects and professional student organizations like ACM or IEEE. The majority of our undergraduates go on to work in the computer industry at major companies like Google, Microsoft, or Facebook, while others get involved in start-ups, work for government agencies, or continue their education in graduate school. A number of our graduate students continue into careers in academia.

Our department’s 33 faculty are involved in cutting-edge research in many areas of computer science including computer architecture, compilers, embedded systems, algorithms, computational biology, databases, data mining, machine learning, computer networks, computer security, distributed processing, artificial intelligence, software engineering, and graphics. Attesting to the quality and impact of the research conducted in our laboratories are the prestigious awards won by our faculty, who include four ACM Fellows, five IEEE Fellows, five AAAS Fellows, and eleven NSF CAREER awardees. Research in the department is funded by federal agencies like NSF, NIH, and DARPA as well as high-tech companies like Google, HP, Intel, AT&T, and Samsung, at funding levels exceeding six million USD per year.

Nestled in the foothills of Box Springs Mountains, with its warm and dry climate, the campus offers beautiful scenery and year-round opportunities for outdoor activities. UCR students enjoy the benefits of a smaller campus, a relaxed atmosphere, personal attention and guidance, and opportunities for informal, one-on-one interaction with our faculty and staff. I invite you to learn more about the innovative research and learning taking place in CSE at UCR.

Marek Chrobak
Professor and Chair, CSE Department

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Riverside, CA 92521
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Department of Computer Science and Engineering
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