Message from the Chair

Walid Najjar
Professor and Chair

Stefano Lonardi
Professor and Vice-Chair

A decade ago, most of the ten largest corporations in the world were energy companies. Today, the overwhelming majority are computing companies. In less than a generation computer technology has permeated every aspect of our life: commerce, communication, education, social interaction, medicine, scientific research, transportation, finance, entertainment, etc. Hence the fast growing worldwide need for highly trained computer science and engineering professionals. The on-going computer revolution has lead to a historically unprecedented rate of data collection on every aspect of life.

CSE@UCR is a growing department with 35 faculty members and six full-time lecturers supporting three undergraduate degrees in Computer Science (CS), Computer Engineering (CEN) and Computer Science with Business Applications (CSBA) with a total enrollment of about 800. Our graduate program in Computer Science is the largest at UCR with over 240 students pursuing the MS and/or PhD degrees in CS.

Our faculty are involved in cutting-edge research in several areas of computing including computer security, data science, computer architecture, compilers, programming languages, embedded systems, high-performance computing, algorithms, computational biology, databases, machine learning, computer networks, distributed processing, artificial intelligence, software engineering, computer visualization, cryptography 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, six IEEE Fellows, five AAAS Fellows, and twelve NSF CAREER awardees. The department receives more than $9 million in funding per year from external sources, including federal agencies like the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Health, the Department of Defense, the Department of Energy as well as high-tech companies like Google, HP, Intel, AT&T, and Samsung.

Fostering groundbreaking research, 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 Research Council, the Princeton Review, and U.S. News & World Report.

Walid Najjar
Professor and Chair

Stefano Lonardi
Professor and Vice-Chair