College of EngineeringComputer Science and SoftwareAbout CSSEMessage from the Chair

Message from the Chair

Auburn University’s Computer Science and Software Engineering Department (CSSE) has seen significant growth in its faculty and students in recent years. It is on an upward trajectory in terms of education, research, and reputation. CSSE is the largest and highest ranked department in the State of Alabama, ranked fourth among SEC schools, 45th among departments at public universities, and among the top 15% of computer science departments nationwide according to the 2022 US News and World Report rankings . Research and instruction in CSSE are led by 31 faculty, among whom are recipients of the recipients of Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers and NSF CAREER awards, and Rhodes and Fulbright Scholars. Our faculty is diverse, international, dynamic, and excellent. We are home to more than 1500 undergraduate and graduate students pursuing one of three undergraduate degrees (BS in Computer Science, Bachelor of Software Engineering, and Bachelor of Computer Science), one of three Master’s degrees (MS in Data Science & Engineering, MS in Cybersecurity Engineering, and MS in CSSE), or PhD in CSSE. Our graduates are well-qualified for the top jobs in America today (50 Best Jobs in America for 2022, Glassdoor). Our research covers the full spectrum of topics in the discipline, with particular strengths in Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Machine Learning, and Security & Privacy. The Auburn Cyber Research Center is situated within the department, and we work closely with Auburn’s McCrary Institute for Cyber and Critical Infrastructure Security. Average ACT score of incoming freshmen stands well above 29, close to 10% of our undergraduates are Honors students, and our graduates are highly sought after by well-known companies such as Amazon, Google, and Visa, as well as federal agencies, regional and national industries, and graduate schools.

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department chair, hari narayanan

Department Chair Hari Narayanan