Computer Science and Engineering
A drone flies through a dark room The Department: By the Numbers


775 B.S. students


52 M.S. students

59 Ph.D. students

Academic Programs

B.S., M.S., Ph.D. in computer science and engineering

Minor and graduate certificate in cyber security

Minors in big data, digital interactive games, and unmanned autonomous systems

Faculty & Grants

21 tenure-track faculty

2 lecturers

Department News
Aerial robot in an underground mine
Team CERBERUS awarded prestigious multi-year DARPA Subterranean Challenge grant
A diver in a pool with a VR headset
Paul MacNeilage and Eelke Folmer working together to bring a virtual space walk to the University of Nevada, Reno pool  
Nevada Discovery Museum staff training with a small blue robot
New collaboration with Nevada Discovery Museum teaches area school children about robotics through museum field trips, follow-up classroom lessons 
Shamik Sengupta
University cybersecurity grant works to better safeguard the cyber landscape  
Feng Yan_ Xinying Wang and Dongfang Zhao at the IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing in San Francisco
The award was presented at the IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing 
wind turbine
Lei Yang is using information from individual wind turbines to create wind power data models  
David Feil-Seifer_ assistant professor of computer science and engineering chats with Amee Lombardi_ teacher at Damonte Ranch High School_ about her research poster
NSF-funded program gives middle and high school teachers the tools to teach online security, privacy and more in their classrooms

Ready for the competition are Biggest Little Makers Natali Salas-Espa_a_ Carlos Bean_ John Kirkpatrick and Daniel Smith_ along with Innevation Center Makerspace manager and team mentor Crystal Harvey
University of Nevada, Reno engineering team is making final preparations for their nationally televised maker challenge in Maryland
5 members of Nevada_s cyber club Cyber Club scores big in National Cyber League Competition

Nevada Cyber Club's main competition team came in second in the National Cyber League team competition late in April

New Faculty
Emily Hand
Emily Hand
Assistant Professor
Intelligent & Autonomous Systems
Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park
Alireza Tavakkoli
Alireza Tavakkoli
Associate Professor
Intelligent & Autonomous Systems
Ph.D., University of Nevada, Reno
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