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Chair's Message

Welcome to the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of South Florida! Prospective students will find up-to-date information available on our website. Our students have been successful in getting jobs in software development,   hardware design and test, the computer security industry and more. Computer Science, Computer Engineering and Information Technology have consistently been ranked among the highest paying Bachelor’s degrees and the most in demand degrees.

We have recently integrated programs in Information Technology into our Department. These programs are all online enabling you to take them anytime from anywhere. We have also gotten a recent TEAm grant from the State of Florida to expand the pipeline of graduates from our degree programs. So, we are adding faculty, teaching assistants and classes to enable more students to get a high quality education in a timely manner.

Our dedicated faculty provides an excellent set of courses combined with individual attention to make the learning experience a great one. We have an excellent wireless network available, modern and useful computer labs and a great staff to help you have a great educational experience. We offer undergraduate degrees in Computer Science, Computer Engineering and Information Technology. We offer Masters degrees in Computer Science, Computer Engineering and Information Technology. We offer the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and Engineering. There is an accelerated program in which you can get your Bachelors and Masters degree in five years for Computer Science and Computer Engineering. For undergraduates, we offer a Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program, as well as the opportunity to do meaningful senior projects in conjunction with local industry. We have Teaching and Research Assistantships available for Masters and Ph.D. students that include a stipend and tuition waiver. Our caring faculty includes a number of IEEE Fellows, IAPR Fellows, an ACM fellow, many NSF CAREER award recipients, and two Distinguished University Professors. The faculty does outstanding research in Computer Vision/Pattern Recognition, Biometrics, Computer Security, Distributed computing, VLSI design including low-power chips, Networks, Computer Graphics, Robotics, Databases, AI/Data Mining, Bioinformatics and more! The research leads to interesting electives for undergraduates and stimulating courses and areas of research for graduate students. We are located in the beautiful Tampa Bay area, which has several of the top ranked beaches in the world, a mild sunny climate, and many opportunities for recreation as well as cultural activities.  Please consider joining us.

For visitors or alumni, please see our Newsletter or News links to keep up with the latest happenings within the Department. To everyone reading this, thank you for your interest in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of South Florida. 

Sincerely, 


Larry Hall 

Distinguished University Professor and Chair

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