About the department. CSEE is UMBC’s largest department, with 34 tenure-track faculty, six teaching faculty and 16 research faculty. We currently have about 1100 undergraduate students in two programs, computer science and computer engineering, and 250 graduate students in three core programs, computer science, computer engineering and electrical engineering. In addition to our strong, traditional undergraduate computer science and computer engineering programs, which are both ABET accredited, we have special concentrations in security and information assurance and game development. We are a designated Center of Academic Excellence in both Information Assurance Education and Research by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. The department also manages a graduate program in cybersecurity.
About our research. The CSEE department has a diverse research portfolio with over $6M of research expenditures per year from government and industrial sponsors and partners. Our location in the Baltimore-DC corridor puts us in the center of one of the largest concentrations of federal agencies and research and development centers as well as many industrial research labs. Our EE and CS Ph.D. programs were highly ranked by the 2010 NRC study for research productivity. The department has produced a total of 220 Ph.D.s in the past 25 years.
About UMBC. A selective, medium-sized public research university ranked by the Carnegie Foundation in the category of Research Universities with high research activity. This fall, for the fourth year in a row, U.S. News & World Report ranked UMBC number one among “Up and Coming” national universities, “schools everyone should be watching.” UMBC also is fourth on their list of top national universities “where the faculty has an unusual commitment to undergraduate teaching.” UMBC is a two-time winner of the U.S. Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring. The Center for Women In Technology (CWIT) is dedicated to increasing the representation of women in creating technology and in engineering and information technology fields and helps to attract and retain women majors in our programs. Our well known Meyerhoff Scholars Program produces a large number of graduate students from underrepresented minorities.
Our location. UMBC’s convenient, suburban campus is located just minutes off I-95 between Baltimore and Washington DC, and less than 10 minutes from the BWI Airport. It is surrounded by one of the greatest concentrations of commercial, cultural and scientific activity in the nation. Located at the head of the Chesapeake Bay, Baltimore has all the advantages of modern, urban living, including professional sports, major art galleries, theaters and a symphony orchestra. The city’s famous Inner Harbor area is an exciting center for entertainment and commerce. The nations capital, Washington, DC, is a great tourist attraction with its historical monuments and museums. Just 10 minutes from downtown Baltimore and 30 minutes from the Washington Beltway, UMBC offers easy access to the region’s resources by car or public transportation.