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Ph.D Candidate James Gentile studies the effects of using several video sources–while also developing appropriate algorithms–to identify key frames from the videos in order to maximize overall recognition performance.

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The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Notre Dame is now accepting applications for the following degrees:

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering
  • Ph.D. in Bioengineering
  • M.S. in Computer Science and Engineering (non Ph.D track)

Our faculty have won many distinctions, and include four IEEE fellows, one IBM fellow, and many NSF CAREER and ONR Young Investigator awardees. Our research areas span many fields, including algorithms and theory; artificial intelligence and robotics; bioinformatics and computational biology; biometrics and computer vision; clusters, clouds, and grids; computer architecture and nanotechnology; data mining and complex networks; operating systems and networks; security, privacy, and cryptography. Our faculty and students collaborate with researchers in many other fields including physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics and other departments in the University.

Our graduates go on to take leadership positions throughout the world. Some of our recent graduates have gone to:

  • Universities: Princeton University, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, University of California - San Diego, University of Chicago, University of New Mexico, University of Iowa, Washington University - St. Louis.
  •  Industry: Amazon, Cisco, EMC, NAVTEQ, Samsung, TeraData, VMWare.
  •  National Labs: Argonne National Laboratory, IBM Research, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories

Our admissions policy is highly selective. We are looking for highly motivated, independent students, with excellent technical and communication skills. We welcome applications from students holding a relevant bachelor's or master's degree. Students that hold degrees in fields other than computer science, but have some computer science background are encouraged to apply.  Applicants must provide a transcript of grades from all prior degrees, three letters of recommendation, and GRE scores. For applicants whose first language is not English, the TOEFL score is required and the TSE score is recommended.

Students in the M.S. program pay tuition while taking courses full time.  Students in the Ph.D. program are generally supported with a regular stipend via fellowships, teaching assistantships, and research assistantships, along with a tuition scholarship and health insurance.  Applicants intending to pursue the Ph.D. should apply to the Ph.D. program regardless of whether they hold the B.S. or M.S. degree.

Our application deadline is January 15th for the fall semester.  For the spring semester, we admit a small number of students with an October 15th deadline.  Late applicants may be considered if space is available.

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