Advances in computing and engineering impact every aspect of daily life, in addition to the key contributions they make to all fields of science and engineering.
The impact of computing has reached far and the future offers even greater promise. We cannot tell you what technologies you will be working on in four or five years, but we know that there will be exciting opportunities for you to help society move forward.
The Department of Computer Science Electrical Engineering (CSEE) is at the
center of the science and technologies that improve the many ways in which
people interact with each other and the world to create, collect, connect,
network, manipulate, disseminate, and incorporate information.
The department is home to three ABET-accredited undergraduate degrees in Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Information Technology. In this unique combination — the only such department in the U.S. — you can get the educational background needed for a successful career in these integrated and rapidly evolving fields. Furthermore, being located in the heart of Kansas City with its many corporations and industries, there is an abundance of professional internships and part-time job opportunities.
CSEE also offers Master of Science degrees in Computer Science and in Electrical Engineering, with course work that reflects foundational theories and exciting practical applications, as well as cutting edge expositions to emerging fields. Our doctoral program is the most intense degree program, allowing you to make a mark on the future of your own generation.
You will find that many of our faculty has national and international reputations for not only their research, but for several interesting projects as well. Among our faculty, we have a UMKC Curators’ Professor, Faculty Fellow honorees, and Fulbright Senior Specialists. Much of their research and coursework are concentrated in the broad areas of Networking and (Tele) communications, Signal and Image processing, Software Engineering and Systems, Electromagnetics and Mixed Signals, Database and Information Management, VLSI and Embedded Systems, and Bioinformatics. Their excellent research records are supported by grants from government organizations as the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA), the National Institute of Health (NIH) and from various industries.
Graduates of our degree programs build successful careers. They have joined small and large companies, or started their own, and some can be found in the board- rooms of Fortune 100 companies.
Perhaps the most famous computer scientist from UMKC is Juris Hartmanis, who graduated in 1951 with an M.S. degree in Applied Math ('51). He established the foundations of computational complexity theory and established one of the first CS departments in the world at Cornell University. For his contributions, he shared the 1993 ACM Turing Award (often referred to as the “Nobel Prize of Computing”) and UMKC honored him with an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters in 1999.
As you look through our website, I hope that you will gain a sense of the level of energy that is propelling us through these times for the electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, and information technology professions. We hope that our website is effective in answering your questions and in encouraging you to learn more about the great career opportunities in these areas.
Again, on behalf of our faculty, staff, and students, CSEE welcomes you!
To learn more about our degree programs or the department, please peruse our website or contact us to set up an appointment.
Ghulam M. Chaudhry, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Each undergraduate program administered by the CSEE Department has an Advisory Board Of Constituents (ABC), comprised of industry, community professionals and alumni. They provide input and feedback on academic and curricular issues and work to increase interaction between students, faculty and the professional community in the region. They support the promotion, development and expansion of the education programs and facilities in the School and recognize significant achievements of the Computer Science Electrical Engineering alumni and supporters. They also advise and assist the faculty in maintaining and improving the relevancy of the degree programs and curricula with respect to the needs of the community.
Collectively, our ABC members represent the following companies, many of which are headquartered in the Greater Kansas City Area.
Black & Veatch
Burns & McDonnell
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Johnson, David O
Owens, Dennis P
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Founding Director of Computer Science Telecommunications Program
Assistant Professor Emeritus
Gao, Wen, Ph.D.
Deputy President and Professor
Student Services Coordinator
Student Adviser for all departments (Ph.D., MSEE, MSCS, BSCS, BACS, and BIT)
Student Adviser for Undergraduate ECE students
Current and admitted students
Department of Computer Science Electrical Engineering
546 Robert H. Flarsheim Hall
5110 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO 64110-2499
ABET, Inc., is the recognized accreditor for college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering and technology.