Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Computer Datacenter

What do Computer Engineers, Computer Scientists and Software Engineers Do?

Computer engineers research, design, develop, and test computer systems and components. Computer scientists explore fundamental issues in computing and develop theories and models to invent and design new approaches to computing technology and find innovative uses for existing technology. Software engineers are the creative minds behind computer programs, such as developing the applications that allow people to do specific tasks on computers or other devices and developing the underlying systems that run devices or control networks.

Your Story Could Be Next

Software Engineering Major -

Meet Kadjo

I like UTA because it's a very diverse campus and you get to know different personalities and cultures from around the world.

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Computer Engineering Major -

Meet Joe

My NASA intern application stood out because of my research experience at UTA. Opportunities for undergraduate research are definitely something to...

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Computer Engineering Major -

Meet Jezreel

Knowing that my actions and manifestation of solutions to problems may help a life is a fulfilling way to live.

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Computer Science Major -

Meet Rajvi

I am one of the 1,000 Forbes Under 30 scholars around the world for 2019; the résumé I built at UTA was key to achieving this.

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Software Engineering Major -

Meet Sonia

The first research project I ever saw on campus was about a robot analyzing a sick patient using artificial intelligence.

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Computer Science Major -

Meet Cody

I chose to come to UT Arlington because I felt that it was the best decision for me.

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Computer Engineering Major -

Edwin Diaz

I like engineering because I can’t see a better way to live life. 

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National Reputation

The growth in students and research expenditures in the past five years bolsters the national reputation of Computer Science and Engineering at UTA.


Students in 2021

1818 Bachelors, 1071 Master's, 151 Ph.D. in the fall of 2021

$5 M

Research Expenditures

Department research expenditures in 2021


Hispanic-serving Institution

Designation by the U.S. Department of Education


In the Nation for Undergraduate Diversity

U.S. News & World Report, 2021


Doctoral University

Very High Research Activity designation by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education


In the Nation for Veterans and their Families

Military Times, 2020

Remaining A Top Computer Science and Engineering Program

Texas Tier One Designation

UTA is designated as a Texas Tier One university, a significant milestone of excellence in academics and research that brings with it access to the state National Research University Fund (NRUF). Texas Tier One status not only signifies that UTA is a leading research university, but also provides additional resources to ensure the University continues to recruit top faculty, pursue groundbreaking research and prepare students to enter one of the strongest workforces in the country.

Faculty Achievements

  • 37 tenure-track, 21 teaching faculty members
  • 4 IEEE Fellows
  • 6 current NSF CAREER awardees, 8 NSF CAREER, 1 AFOSR YIP, and 5 NSF CRII awardees since 2006
  • 5 authors with 10,000+ citations
  • Author of one of the most popular database textbooks

U.S. News & World Report

Computer Engineering #86, Computer Science #91 [U.S. News & World Report 2020]

Ranked #60 overall: #23 operating systems; #23 high-performance computing; #30 mobile computing; #32 databases; #45 computer security; #48 software engineering; #61 AI, machine learning & data mining [, 2017-2021 publications in all venues including non-default ones, as of September 2021].

Recent Graduates at Work

Recent graduates work at Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, HP, IBM, Intel, LinkedIn, Lockheed-Martin, Microsoft, NASA, Pivotal, Raytheon, RedHat, Sabre, Salesforce, Teradata, Texas Instruments, Uber, and many other great companies.

Recent Ph.D Graduates

Recent Ph.D. graduates secured tenure-track faculty positions at Colorado School of Mines, Kennesaw State University, NJIT, Penn State Abington, Texas State University, Univ. of Colorado at Denver, UIC, Univ. of Maryland-College Park, Univ. of Mississippi, UT-Rio Grande Valley, Utah State University, researcher positions at HP Labs, Huawei, IBM Research India, QCRI, Walmart Labs, Visa Research, and post-doctorate research positions at Microsoft Research, Michigan, and Stony Brook University.

Research Areas

  • Big Data and Large-Scale Computing
  • Biocomputing and Health Informatics
  • Computer Networks
  • Computer Vision and Multimedia
  • Database and Information Systems
  • Embedded Systems and Mobile Computing
  • Machine Learning and Data Mining
  • Robotics and AI
  • Security and Privacy
  • Software Engineering
  • Sustainable Computing
About Our Research

Faculty Hiring

Learn more about open faculty positions in the Computer Science and Engineering Department

Open faculty positions in the Computer Science and Engineering Department

Departmental Scholarships/Awards

Several scholarships are awarded by the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. Students should apply for scholarships at Mav Scholarshop.

Department Scholarships

CSE Alumni Directory

The Computer Science and Engineering Department is growing an online directory of Alumni. If you are an alum of one of our academic programs, visit the directory and add your profile.

CSE Alumni Directory


Hong Jiang
Nedderman Professor and Chair
639 ERB | 817-272-3567

Ramez Elmasri
Professor and Associate Chair
634/654 ERB | 817-272-2348

Chengkai Li
Professor and Associate Chair
628 ERB | 817-272-0162

CSE Staff Directory