UTEP’s Computer Science Department has broad expertise in four flagship research areas: development of theory for practical applications, software engineering, interactive systems (human-computer interaction), computer systems and high performance computing. Many of the department’s faculty serve on national advisory boards, editorial boards for prestigious journals, and program committees for national and international conferences. Three of the department’s faculty are past or present National Science Foundation CAREER awardees, NSF’s most prestigious award for early career faculty. In education, faculty members contribute to national models for STEM learning. The department offers the following five graduate programs: M.S. in Computer Science, M.S. in Information Technology, M.S. in Software Engineering, Ph.D. in CS, and Graduate Certificate in Cyber-Security.