Effective July 1 2012, the Department of Computer Science at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
has become the Division of Computer Science and Engineering within the newly formed School of
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), which resides in the College of Engineering.
The School consists of two divisions (officially recognized units) namely, CSE (Computer Science
and Engineering) and ECE (Electrical and Computer Engineering). Each division has separate budgets,
independent administrations, and its own Chairperson, who reports to the Dean of Engineering College.
This school's divisional model provides each division with an environment to advance within its discipline
and at the same time it provides a unique opportunity for interdivisional interactions to promote joint
research and educational activities of mutual interest and expertise. The CSE division offers an ABET
accredited BS program in Computer Science, offers MS degree program in Systems Science and PhD program
in Computer Science.
The Division of Computer Science believes that computer science is a rapidly evolving
discipline directly or indirectly affecting many other disciplines including science and
engineering, arts, business, etc. It is important that we contribute to computer science in a way
that our faculty and students can devote themselves to take the maximal advantage of modern
computer science to solve a wide range of complex scientific, technological and social problems.
The division continues promoting innovative research and education programs in the core
computer science as well as multidisciplinary application areas.
Our programs focus on several areas related to theoretical foundations, systems and architecture,
databases and data analytics, software, computational science, and digital media.
By selecting these contemporary and still maturing areas that also complement the skills of
existing division faculty based on the funding and
also achieving critical mass through new hires in these areas will have an immediate impact on
the division's competitiveness for more federal funding and ability to achieve national
The mission of the Division of Computer Science is to achieve national prominence by providing outstanding education and research training to our undergraduate and graduate students for their productive careers in industry, academia, and government. We strive for excellence in research, teaching and service covering the fundamental as well as applied aspects of computer science. Our faculty will establish nationally and internationally recognized research programs, including those of interdisciplinary nature, and actively engage our students in the research to provide broad educational and research experiences for them both in and out of the classroom. We will help our students develop the skills to solve the complex technological problems of modern society and also provide a framework for promoting collaborative and multidisciplinary activities.