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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.  USNews magazine has listed Computer Systems Analyst, Software Developer and Web Developer, which our program prepares students for, as among the 10 best jobs (

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 experience in CSE at USF. We offer undergraduate degrees in Computer Science and Computer Engineering. We offer Masters degrees in Computer Science and Computer Engineering. 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 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 include a number of IEEE Fellows, IAPR Fellows, an ACM fellow, several NSF career award winners, and several 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 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.


Larry Hall
Professor and Chair

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