|Programs of Study
The Department of Computer Engineering and Computer Science offers a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Degree in Computer Science and Engineering (CSE). Advanced studies may be pursued in a variety of areas including Parallel Computation and Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence, Security and forensics, Computer Architecture, Computer Communications, Computer Vision, Robotics, Database Design, Distributed Computing, Mobile Computing, Multimedia, Data Mining, Rapid Prototyping, Biocomputing, and E-Commerce, Neural Networks and Computational Intelligence, Signal Processing, Simulations, And Software Systems. A minimum of 72 semester hours of post-baccalaureate course work is required. Six semester hours are required in each of two core areas, and three semester hours are required in each of two remaining core areas. The four core areas are: Computer Software Engineering, Computer Hardware Engineering, Computationally Intensive Applications, and Advanced Mathematics. Up to 24 semester hours are awarded for dissertation research. Students are also required to participate in the CSE Seminar.
Research facilities are diverse and include departmental research laboratories and access to the University of Louisville Cardinal Cluster and many shared facilities. departmental research laboratories include 1) Aerial Robotics, 2) Multimedia, 3) Database, 4) Visulaization and Intensive Graphics, 5) Bioinformatics, 6) Innovative and Emerging Technologies, 7) Cybersecurity, 8) Knowledge Discovery and Web Mining, 9) Data Mining, 10) Mobile Information Networks and Distributed Systems.
A minimum GPA of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale, and a combined score of 1000 or more on the verbal and quantitative portions (or a 1800 or more if analytical score is counted) of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) with at least 1200 needed for qualication to our prestigeous Fellowships and Scholarships. At least two letters of recommendation are required. Students whose native language is not English must score 550 or higher on the TOEFL examination. Non-residents must present evidence of financial resources sufficient to support their educational and living expenses in the United States for at least one year.
Scholarships as well as teaching and research assistantships are available to qualified applicants on a very competitive basis. Tuition is waived for scholarship and assistantship recipients, and competitive monthly stipend with health insurance included in the support package. For more up to date information, visit the Financial Aid Office web page.
The metropolitan area of Louisville has a population of over 900,000. In addition to many campus activities, the area offers a variety of cultural and recreational opportunities including art, history, and science museums, opera, symphony, ballet, theaters, a zoo, parks, and professional sports. These are four other colleges in the area.
For admission applications and additional information on financial assistance, please contact the CECS department office.