Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical Engineering

We perform basic research on algorithms for language processing, and apply these to neurological disorders for diagnostic, remedial, and assistive purposes. We offer graduate degrees in computer science and electrical engineering.

Program Overview

The Computer Science and Electrical Engineering programs represent the education mission of the Center for Spoken Language Understanding (CSLU). We train students to be able to understand, design, and apply computer algorithms and signal processing techniques.  Unlike many other programs, ours is focused on solving complex problems in:

  • speech and language processing,
  • machine learning,
  • biomedical problems.

You are welcome to enroll as a non-degree student for a total of 12 credits prior to matriculating into a formal Graduate degree program. Contact the Registrar's office for details.


Our work on language processing, using symbolic reasoning, falls within the domain of CS, while our work on signal processing falls within EE.  However, much of our work, such as machine learning, speech signal processing, and using statistical techniques for language processing, falls within the intersection of CS and EE.  Similarly, some of the courses we offer are listed as CS, some as EE, and some are cross-listed for both.

Reflecting CSLU's interest in applying speech and language process and machine learning to help unravel neurological diseases, CSLU joined the Institute on Development and Disability in July 2012.

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Recent News

07/16/2014 Faculty Promotion
07/09/2014 Student Papers Accepted at ACL 2014

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