About CECS

The Computer Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) department has always been forward looking and adapting to change with no compromise for excellence. Former names of the department include AMACS and EMACS. This department is proud of its alumni and the Louisville community and the Commonwealth of Kentucky for their support. Our alumni have been successful in large corporation, entrepreneurial endeavors and in pursuing academic and research careers.

The department was established degrees in 1971 which now amounts to over 45 years of history in offering Computer Engineering and Computer Science education. The department is unique in offering programs combining Computer Engineering and Computer Science with a very large number of graduate students. The Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) doctoral program is highly regarded by many ranking metrics and has a very successful alumni network.

The Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
The Bachelor of Science degree is also accredited by the Computer Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

So, essentially, our BS degree in "CECS" is now accredited as both "Computer Engineering" and "Computer Science" a distinction that very few universities achieve.

We offer Graduate Certificates in 1) Data Science and 2) Cybersecurity -- both certificates and MSCS are also available online.

The department has research laboratories involved in areas such as Data Mining, Mobile and Distributed Software Systems, Intelligent Systems, Database, Information Security, Visualization, and Multimedia. Faculty research is supported by NIH, NSF, NSA, DHS, ONR, KSEF, NASA, FAA and several industrial partnerships.

Our department offices and research labs are now at the Duthie Center for Engineering (renovated Kersey Library building) and have modern labs and offices.