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Department Description

The CSEE Department has 29 full-time faculty members, including two Curators' professors, a UMKC Trustee's professor and one Fulbright Senior Specialist. Our faculty is at the forefront in research with funding from NSF and industries. We have strong partnerships with:

Black & Veatch Honeywell             
Burns & McDonnell Intel
Cerner Netchemia, Inc.
Cisco NMR
Commerce Bank OpenMethods
Creative Capsule Phonefactor
Garmin Sprint Nextel
General Electric Starent Networks
Henderson Engineers 21Concepts

Most of our corporate supportors are headquartered in the Kansas City area.   Additionally, wiithin UMKC, there are ongoing collaborations with other schools.  In the life sciences area, we have partnerships with life and health sciences schools at UMKC and life sciences partners in the Kansas City area through the Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute (KCALSI).

We have research and teaching strengths in the following areas:

  • Networking and Telecommunications (design, protocols, routing, security, teletraffic modeling and analysis, monitoring, performance modeling, RF/wireless communication, optical, mobile computing, sensors, queueing theory, etc.).
  • Software Engineering and Systems (object-oriented design and analysis, database/information management, middleware, intelligent agents, peer-to-peer computing, mobile databases, data mining, knowledge discovery, intrusion detection, etc.).
  • Biomedical Informatics (machine learning and data mining methods for biological and medical data, modeling biological systems, biomedical information representation and sequence & structural analyses of biomolecules).
  • Communications, Signal and Image Processing (digital signal processing, computational electromagnetics, RF and antenna theory and design, biomedical image processing, biometrics, neural networks, etc.).
  • Computer Engineering (VLSI and mixed-signals chip design, performance and design of low power devices (including memories), embedded systems, System-On-Chip (SOC) and ASIC/FPGA design).
  • Algorithms (complexity, distributed and parallel computations, graph, optimization, and combinatorial algorithms).
  • Power Engineering

The CSEE department is committed to excellence in teaching. We stay on the top of the technology curve and continually offer new courses in emerging/hot topics. Our graduates are sought after by regional as well as national companies.

Approximately 700 students were enrolled in the CSEE department in the fall 2011 semester: 400 at the undergraduate level (all degree programs), 300 at the masters level (both CS and EE), and 40 students participated in UMKC's Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program through a discipline in CSEE.