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College of Engineering and Computing

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Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Faculty and students in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering are advancing the theories, principles and applications of computing to design computers, software, networks and processes. Our academic programs provide a foundation in one of the fastest growing fields in the world, and the faculty members engaged in research at UofSC ensure that we remain at the forefront of computing.

Department Highlights

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Research Spotlight: We’re measuring online conversation to track the social and mental health issues surfacing during the coronavirus pandemic

Social media posts and news reports are rich sources of data about people’s attitudes and behaviors. Performing this analysis during the COVID-19 pandemic is revealing the damage the pandemic is doing to the social and psychological well-being of the U.S. Amit Sheth, Founding Director, Artificial Intelligence Institute professor writes for The Conversation on examining online conversation about COVID-19.

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Faculty Spotlight: Rekleitis receives NSF Early CAREER Award to create autonomous underwater robot

Through a 2020 NSF Early CAREER Development Award, Rekleitis plans to increase the autonomy of his underwater robots to allow for improved shipwreck mapping, coral reef monitoring, and underwater cave exploration and surveying.

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Undergraduate Student Spotlight: Spring 2020 Computer Science and Engineering Outstanding Senior Award recipients

Every semester, outstanding seniors are recognized by the college’s faculty and the SCSPE. Here are the computer science and engineering department’s Spring 2020 Outstanding Senior Award recipients.

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Graduate Student Spotlight: AI Institute sends three students to national women’s cohort

The workshop will provide the opportunity to network with and learn from 20 senior female researchers and professionals in the field of computing.

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Alumni Spotlight: Gagnon reaches pinnacle of success as first-generation college graduate

Kevin Gagnon's parents did not have the opportunity to receive four-year college degrees, but they worked hard to make sure he did. In Kevin's four years at UofSC, he gave his parents plenty to be proud of.

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