University of Minnesota Department of Computer Science

Student and Faculty Research

UMD Computer Science students frequently work side-by-side with faculty to conduct research in a wide variety of areas. Some of the recent joint student-faculty conference presentations, journal articles, and other publications are shown here.


Graduate Student Theses

Graduate Students conduct research in an area of study as a part of their degree program. This website contains information about the theses they develop and explore during their tenure at UMD.


The Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP)

The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) is a great way for many students to get involved in undergraduate research. UROP solicits proposals from students twice a year at the beginnings of October and March. Generally, more than 70% of proposals are approved. Students with approved proposals are paid $1400 to carry out their research. UROP also provides absolutely necessary expenses of up to $300.


Faculty Research

The University of Minnesota is one of the premier research universities in the United States. UMD Computer Science Dept. faculty are actively pursuing research areas of interest to continue to be leaders in their respective fields. This translates into excellent learning opportunities for students because faculty skills remain current in a rapidly changing discipline.