Computer Science & Engineering

At the University of Nevada, Reno, we train aspiring computing professionals to use technology to solve important societal problems.

Whether we're working to help robots better understand human intentions or harnessing the power of big data to help researchers study climate change, we're excited about all the ways technology is changing our world.

Department of Computer Science & Engineering

High-impact research Our research has been supported by major agencies and industry partners including the National Science Foundation, NASA, Google and Microsoft.
Kostas Alexis and two graduate students carry a lighted drone in a dark tunnel
Versatile graduate programs Graduate students are the heart of our department. We offer both industry-oriented master's degree programs and a research intensive Ph.D. degree.
A graduate student demonstrates virtual reality hand motion using Google cardboard and an earbud
Industry-oriented undergraduate degrees Our rapidly growing undergraduate program includes a combined computer science & engineering degree as well as a number of interdisciplinary minors in emerging areas of computing.
A group of students work on computers in the Knowledge Center

Cybersecurity Center

Department news

Kostas with team and robot

Team CERBERUS finishes second round of urban robotics competition

DARPA Sub-T Challenge featured 10 international teams competing in abandoned nuclear power plant

A panel of speakers sit in front of a presentation with a graph on it.

Second annual Cybersecurity Conference brings together multiple sectors

Hosted by the University’s Cybersecurity Center, the program has grown to thirty faculty from eight disciplines

Two students pose with a robot in the lab.

Engineering undergraduate and her mentor participate in research focused on human-robot interaction

Eloisa Burton in the computer science and engineering department helped develop new autonomous robot capabilities with Ph.D. candidate Janelle Blankenburg