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Computer Science and Engineering

Welcome to the Computer Science and Engineering Department


Our Mission: The mission of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering is to empower everyone to learn cutting edge computing skills through hands-on and foundational education and research to meet real-world challenges in Michigan and beyond.

Our Vision: To be a department of choice for anyone in Michigan and beyond who wants to use computing to positively impact their community.

Our Values: 

Transparency | Fairness | Diversity | Equity | Inclusion | Respect | Integrity | Shared governance | Excellence | Responsibility | Flexibility | Freedom | Care

Undergraduate Programs: We offer four separate undergraduate majors in Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science, Information Technology, and Cybersecurity.

Combined B.S./M.S. Programs: We offer six combined bachelor/masters degrees that provide students with an opportunity to complete a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in less time that would be necessary if the two degrees were obtained independently. These combined programs create an integrated learning experience along several knowledge paths.

• Computer Science, B.S., Software Engineering and Information Technology, M.S.
• Computer Science, B.S./Cybersecurity, M.S.
• Computer Science, Combined B.S./M.S.
• Information Technology, B.S./Computer Science, M.S.,
• Information Technology, B.S./Cybersecurity, M.S.
• Information Technology, B.S./Software Engineering and Information Technology, M.S.

Graduate Programs: We offer the following graduate programs: MS in Computer Science, MS in Software Engineering and Information Technology, MS in Cybersecurity, MS in Artificial Intelligence, and the Ph.D. in Computer Science and Informatics.

Department of Computer Science and Engineering
546 Engineering Center
(248) 370-2200
Fax: (248) 370-4625

CSE Department Chair
Hua Ming, Ph.D.
Professor and Interim Chair
Office: EC 546
(248) 370-3769
Fax: (248) 370-4625
[email protected]

CSE Faculty & Staff DirectoryCSE Research

It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at Oakland University.

CSE is home to more than 900 students as we are the largest department at Oakland University. We offer ABET-accredited 5-year BS degrees in Computer Science and Information Technology, producing graduates who have gone on to great success in industry and academia. Our MS programs in Computer Science, Software Engineering and Information Technology, and Cyber Security are designed to serve the needs of our students targeting multiple career paths in both academia and industry. The Ph.D. program in Computer Science and Informatics allows students to work with CSE faculty members to expand their knowledge in a variety of CSE areas. Together, these programs offer our students at all levels the opportunity to engage in research, experiential learning, and depth of study within the discipline, alongside dedicated faculty and a strong team of student-centered advisors and staff. Our faculty are dedicated to teaching and providing an engaging, rigorous, and welcoming classroom environment.

The department is also privileged to work with a large network of alumni and an advisory board that includes members from leading technical companies, including the local industry. This enables us to maintain a relevant curriculum and strong network for our new graduates, leading to a high job placement rate. Our research profile is also strong and growing (tripled in 2022), with several million dollars of grants awarded recently and several new tenure-track faculty with excellent research profiles. Recently, the CSE department was ranked the second largest department at OU in terms of research expenditure. Active research areas within the department include artificial intelligence, software engineering, cyber security, cryptography, data science, distributed systems, graphics and visualization, machine learning and pattern recognition, and programming languages.

We are particularly proud of our graduates. Our alumni are active near and far, developing innovative technologies and solving hard multidisciplinary problems. Please share your success stories with us, and we will highlight selected stories on our website.

I am extremely honored and humbled to lead our department into the future as we continue to move forward to embrace new opportunities and overcome new challenges. I hope that as you look further into our programs you will find that we have what you are looking for.  This will inspire and equip you so that you can make a difference, with people who make a difference, at a time when it makes a difference.

At OU CSE, you can help build the future of computer science and engineering, going beyond technical instruction to creating an ethical, inclusive, and multidisciplinary discipline that makes a positive impact on the world. We invite you to learn more about our work and to join us. We continue to grow and improve as we strive to be an environment where students, staff and faculty can all work together to enable each other’s success!

  • Sami Ben Romdhane, Vice President, eBay
  • Tim Bates, CTO, Lenovo
  • John Thompson, Global Head, AI & Rapid Data Lab, CSL BEHRING
  • Karim Beguir, CEO, InstaDeep
  • Ben Amaba, Vice President, Clarifai
  • Jaison Busby, IT Director, DTE
  • Sanjay Khunger, Head, Smart Connected Mobility, Cognizant
  • Ali Husain, Director, Vehicle Software and AI, R&D, Ford Motor Company.
  • Denise Graves, University Relations Director, Michigan Economic Development Corporation
  • Mary Isrow, Director, TACOM Data & Analytics Directorate (D&AD), TACOM Chief Data & Analytics Officer (CD&AO)
  • Neda Cvijetic, Head of AI, Stellantis
  • Sanjeev Katariya, Director of Engineering, Airbnb
  • Said Ouissal, CEO, ZEDEDA
  • Fred Killeen, Chief Technology Officer, General Motors
  • Berta Rodriguez-Hervas, VP of AI, Stellantis
  • Jeff Baetz, CTO, Global Technology Industry / Manufacturing, IBM
  • Steve Marney, Chief Technologist, DMI Digital Management, Inc
  • Andre Weimerskirch, Vice president, Cyber Security, Lear Cooperation
  • Steve Polakowski, President, ESG Automotive USA
  • Jamal Farhat, VP and Chief Information OfficerVP and Chief Information Officer, BorgWarner Inc. 
  • Dominic Dabish, Senior Software Engineer, Google
  • Usman Mansoor, Senior Manager, Amazon
  • Nabil Raad, Vice President, Data Science, General Motors Financial
  • Ramesh S, Technical Fellow, General Motors
  • Rob Tiffany, Managing Director, Digital Insights
  • Samir Tata, Senior Engineering Manager, LinkedIn
  • Chaima Abid, Senior Scientist, Microsoft
  • Tara Vatcher, Senior Vice President, Stellantis
  • Khalil Othman, Global Manager Cyber Security, Stellantis
  • William (Bill) Lambertson, Vice President Cloud, 5G and Edge, IBM
  • Tony G. Geara, Deputy Chief of Mobility Innovation, City of Detroit
  • David J Corliss, Vice President of Data Science, OnStar Insurance
  • Nick Curcuru, Head of Solutions and Analytics, Venafi

BS in Artificial Intelligence
BS in Computer Science
BS in Cybersecurity
BS in Information Technology

Contact the SECS Academic Advising office for an appointment or visit them during open office hours.

Students interested in learning more about a minor in Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science, or Information Technology should contact the Minor Faculty Adviser, Dr. Dae-Kyoo Kim. Once approved by Dr. Kim,  contact CSE Administrative Assistant, Sherry Rank ([email protected]), to add the minor.

School of Engineering and Computer Science

Engineering Center, Room 301
115 Library Drive
Rochester , MI 48309-447
(location map)
Dean's Office (248) 370-2217
Academic Advising (248) 370-2201