B.S., Middle East Technical University (Turkey), 1987; M.S., North Carolina State University, Raleigh, 1988; Ph.D., 1992
B. Tech, Indian Institute of Technology, 2004; M.S., University of Massachusetts, 2007; Ph.D., 2009
B.S., B.S., University of Maryland, College Park, 2000; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2006
Gary M. Carter
B.S., University of Washington, 1967; M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1969; Ph.D., 1975
B.S., Soochow University (Taiwan), 1973; M.S., National Tsing Hua University (Taiwan), 1975; M.A., State University of New York, 1977; M.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1980; M.S., 1982; Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park, 1986
B.S., Clarkson University, 1986; M.S., Cornell University, 1989; Ph.D., 1991
B.S., National Taiwan University, 1980; M.S., State University of New York at Buffalo, 1985; Ph.D., 1988
Ph.D., University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2020
B.S., Brown University, 2000; M.S., 2001; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 2006
B.S., B.S., University of Rochester, 2011; M.S.E, Johns Hopkins University, 2013; Ph.D., 2017
B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1971; M.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1977; Ph.D., 1980
Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz, 2017
B.S., Polytechnic Institute of New York, 1975; Ph.D., City College of New York, 1981
B. Tech, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, 1989; M.S., Purdue University, 1991; Ph.D., 1993
B.S., University of Patras (Greece), 1989; M.S., University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 1992; Ph.D., 1994
B.Sc., University of Tehran, 1997; M.Sc., 2002; Ph.D., 2010
B.S., Seoul National University (South Korea), 1996; M.S., 1998; Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara, 2005
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 2017
B.S., St. Louis University, 1961; Ph.D., Princeton University, 1964
B.S., The University of Texas at Austin, 2000; M.S, University of Washington, 2010; Ph.D., 2014
Curtis R. Menyuk
B.S., M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1976; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 1981
B.S., Sharif University of Technology (Iran), 1999; M.S., Rice University, 2003; Ph.D., University of California, Davis, 2010
B.S., University of Michigan-Flint, 1979; M.S., Ohio State University, 1982; Ph.D., 1988
B.S., B.S., North Carolina State University, 1989; M.S., University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 1997; Ph.D., 2000
B.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1990; Ph.D., University of North Carolina, 1998
B.S., University of South Gujarat, 1999; M.S., University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 2001; Ph.D., 2004
Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2002
B. Tech, Indian Institute of Technology, 1985; M.S., University of Massachusetts Amherst, 1990; Ph.D., 1994
B.S., University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 2002; M.S., Georgia Institute of Technology, 2004; Ph.D., 2009
Alan T. Sherman
B.Sc., Brown University, 1978; S.M., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1981; Ph.D., 1987
B.S., University of Kansas, 1966; M.S., State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1973; Ph.D., 1979
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 2008
B.S., University of Science and Technology, 1982; M.S., University of Maryland, College Park, 1986; Ph.D.,1989
B.S., Tel-Aviv University (Israel), 1973; M.S., Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel), 1974; Ph.D., 1979
B.S., Alexandria University (Egypt), 1987; M.S., 1992; Ph.D., New Jersey Institute of Technology, 1997
Ph.D., University of Zaragoza, 2016
B.S., Zhejiang University, 2001; M.S., 2004; M.S., University of Minnesota, 2009; Ph.D., 2010
B.A., Catawba College, 1997; M.S., Shippensburg University, 1999; M.B.A., M.S., Johns Hopkins University, 2009; D.Sc. Towson University, 2016
Mohammad ‘Khash’ Donyaee
B.Sc., Kerman University, 1988; M.Sc., Concordia University, Montreal, 2001; Ph.D., 2008
A.A., Valley Forge Military College, 1992; B.A., American University, 1994; M.A., Salve Regina University, 2002; Ph.D., Curtin University of Technology (Australia), 2010
Ph.D., University of Rochester, New York, 2019
B.S., University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 2007; M.S., University of Maryland, College Park, 2009
B. Tech, Indian Institute of Technology, 1982; M.S., 1984; Ph.D., Indiana University, 1989
B.S., University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 2006; M.S., 2010; Ph.D., 2013
B.S., B.S., Brigham Young University, 1984; M.S., University of Southern California, 1993
B.S., Binghamton University, 2011; M.S., 2014
Ph.D., George Washington University, 2016
Gerald S. Tompkins
M.S., The Johns Hopkins University, 1994
B.S., Iran University of Science and Technology, 2011; M.S., North Dakota State University, 2013
Matthias K. Gobbert - Professor, Mathematics
B.Sc., Technical University of Darmstadt (Germany), 1990; M.N.S, Arizona State University, 1993; Ph.D., 1996
Robinson Kuis - Research Assistant Professor
B.S., New Jersey Institute of Technology, 2001; Ph.D., University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 2010
Janet Rutledge - Dean and Vice Provost for Graduate Education. Associate Professor, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering
B.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1983; M.S., Georgia Institute of Technology, 1989; Ph.D., 1990
Arno Wacker - Visiting Research Professor
Diplom, University of Stuttgart, 2001; Dr. rer. nat., 2007
Zois Boukouvalas, Visiting Assistant Professor
Justin Brooks, Visiting Research Assistant
Craig Formby, Research Professor
Susan Hoban, Affiliate Associate Professor
Keith Mayes, Visiting Research Professor
Edward Raff, Visiting Assistant Professor
Yihong Yang, Visiting Research Professor
Professor of the Practice
B.Sc., St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata, 1980; M.Sc., University of Calcutta, 1983; M.S., University of Tulsa, 1992; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2013
E.F. Charles LaBerge
B.E.S, Johns Hopkins University, 1974; M.S.E., 1975; Ph.D., University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 2003
Ph.D., George Washington University, 2013
B.S., Mary Washington College, 1987; M.S., University of Virginia, 1990; Ph.D., 1994
Ergun Simsek - Graduate Program Director for Data Science at UMBC
B.S., Bilkent University (Turkey), 2001; M.S., University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, 2003; Ph.D., Duke University, 2006
B.S., National Tsing Hua University (Taiwan), 1969; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1976
Joel Morris - Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering
B.S., Howard University, 1966; M.S., Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, 1970; Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 1975
B.S., Harbin Engineering Institute (China), 1970; M.S., Wayne State University, 1981; Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park, 1985
B.S.E. Princeton University, 1964; M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1966; Ph.D.,1967
Senior Lecturer Emeritus
B.A., University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 1979; M.S., 2009; Ph.D., 2012; M.S., Johns Hopkins University, 1983
Courses in this program are listed under CMSC and CMPE.
The Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering offers two programs of undergraduate study: one leading to a Computer Science, B.S. , and the other leading to a Computer Engineering, B.S. Both programs provide a balanced, practical, and theoretical approach to the study of software and hardware that includes the latest advances in these two areas.
These programs emphasize the development of problem-solving skills applied to the analysis and design of real-world problems. Students in these programs also are given a broad background in the fundamentals of mathematics and the physical sciences. Because of the similarities of the two programs, students cannot double major in computer science and computer engineering, nor can they major in computer engineering and minor in computer science.
The two programs differ in emphasis. Computer engineering focuses upon problems that arise from hardware and hardware development, whereas computer science concentrates on issues in computer applications and software development. Students are encouraged to develop hybrid programs of study that combine computer science/computer engineering with other disciplines, such as biology, chemistry, economics, geography, management science, mathematics, physics, or visual arts.
Graduates of the computer science program are well prepared for advanced studies and for problem-solving across the breadth of the discipline—the theory, design, development, and applications of computers and computer systems. Major areas within the computer science program include programming languages, algorithms, operating systems, computer architecture, database systems, artificial intelligence, graphics, and the theory of computation. The program is designed to provide students with a firm grounding in the basics in each of these areas and deeper understanding in several of them.
Computer science is a rich and diverse discipline. Areas of interest to computer scientists range from theoretical studies to software engineering (performance analysis, human factors, software development tools) to the very practical development of software for business and industry.
Computer scientists find that their skills have wide applicability in academic and industrial settings.
Computer engineering is a field that combines training in classical electrical engineering disciplines with in-depth preparation in computer science topics. The result is a trained problem solver who understands both the hardware and software aspects of computers and who can design and implement solutions on both sides of the hardware/software interface. Computer engineers are employed across the wide range of growing industries associated with communications, control, and signal processing and microelectronic fabrication: from the “smart grid” to “software defined radios”; from intelligent vehicle systems to information security for national and commercial customers; from telecommunications to medical instrumentation; from consumer electronics to space-based systems; from microprocessors to supercomputers to MP3 players; from the design of integrated circuits to development of computer-vision capabilities. A significant portion of our graduates pursue advanced study, primarily in computer engineering, electrical engineering or computer science.
The department has close ties with nearby centers of research and development, such as NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the Department of Defense, the Center for Computing Sciences, Northrop Grumman and Verizon.
Career and Academic Paths
Graduates of the computer science and computer engineering programs at UMBC find employment in government, industry and business. They are well prepared for careers in software and hardware development. Graduates have been admitted to some of the top graduate programs in the nation. Others have found jobs with such employers as the Department of Defense, IBM, NASA, Northrop Grumman, Verizon, and many local industries, including numerous exciting startup companies. The department’s M.S. and Ph.D. programs in computer science, computer engineering, and electrical engineering provide advanced training in their respective areas. Each of these programs provides students with additional marketable skills for career opportunities in business, industry, government agencies, and academic environments. Outstanding undergraduate students are encouraged to enroll in graduate-level courses. The department also offers a combined B.S./M.S. program for talented students.
Students majoring in computer science are advised by Undergraduate Student Services in the College of Engineering and Information Technology until they are eligible to register for CMSC 341 . Once a student registers for CMSC 341 , he or she will be assigned an individual faculty advisor. Students majoring in computer engineering are assigned individual faculty advisors after they pass the gateway.
Evening sections of many computer science courses are offered. Many of the requirements for the computer science major can be fulfilled by attending evening courses. However, some required courses for the computer engineering major are offered only in daytime sections.
Students may elect to participate in internship or co-op programs during their undergraduate studies. For several reasons, the Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering recommends that every student seriously consider at least one tour of professional practice during his or her undergraduate program. The experience may clarify and help determine succeeding semester course choices. Those who co-op may earn enough money to pay tuition expenses for a subsequent semester. Additionally, a co-op experience can be used to earn up to three credits of upper-level academic elective credit. Finally, both internships and co-op tours arm the new college graduate with what most employers are looking for: experience. Co-op positions that extend beyond a single semester are normally full-time, paid experiences. Internships are part-time, professional, on-the-job positions that are completed within a semester. Eligibility is based upon the completion of 30 credits, 15 of which must be from a full-time semester on a University System of Maryland campus. The student must have at least a 2.5 GPA. Interested students should contact UMBC’s Shriver Center.
Two student-led councils of majors provide students the opportunity to meet and work with fellow computer science and computer engineering students on various projects.
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