What is computer science and engineering? Learn about the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University and hear directly from a student in the program.
My name is Diva Kohli, and I'm a junior computer science major at Texas A&M. So when I was in high school, I really enjoyed math. And I knew that I wanted to major in something with STEM fields, something that involves math and logic. But at the same time, I was also really creative. And I wanted to do something that would allow me to express my creativity and, you know, build things the way I wanted to. Another thing that I loved about computer science and engineering was the fact that it was challenging, but also really rewarding. I've always loved trying to solve challenges and trying to, you know, figure out solutions for problems. So computer science was a great fit for me in that way. I often spend like hours trying to create something or trying to fix my code. But I think that the satisfaction that you get when it actually works, or when you actually see your, you know, your code or program or something in action, doing what you want it to do, I think that satisfaction makes it all worthwhile.Laura Simmons:
From the time we wake up to the moment we go to sleep, computers impact nearly every aspect of our daily lives. Computer scientists work all over the world in all types of businesses and organizations and fields such as healthcare, robotics, transportation, and food production. The computer science curriculum is designed to prepare students to enter the rapidly expanding field of computing. Students in our program study topics ranging from algorithms to computer architecture, from operating systems to the design and implementation of programming languages, as well as other software systems. Join us as we work to develop the human and intellectual resources needed to meet the future technological challenges in the field of computing and make the world a better place.Unknown:
I'd definitely say that computer science and engineering, it's like a rapidly growing field. There's always new problems, always new ways to solve them and new things to learn. Data Science and Artificial Intelligence are two that interests me a lot. So data science, I think it has a lot of potential because the more data we collect, the more like important it is to analyze it and use it to you know, understand society, and to perhaps enhance user experiences and things like that. And then with artificial intelligence, and machine learning, sort of in the same category, we're essentially like teaching machines to think like us in a way. And there's so much that, you know, that can be used to do in the future. You know, even now, we have things like image classification, face recognition, you know, voice recognition, and there's so many possible applications of the things in terms of, you know, health care and other you know, security reasons, things like that. It's an incredible community of really, really intelligent people. And I've learned a lot from my professors, my peers, everyone that I've met within the department. And I think that because computer science is one of those fields where you can think very differently from someone else, but still, like arrive at a solution to a problem. It's been really great working with my peers and seeing you know, how everyone approaches a problem differently. It's definitely helped me build my skills and become a better programmer. I think that you know, overall, it's just a community that inspires me every day and I'm so grateful to be a part of it.Laura Simmons:
Learn more about the Computer Science and Engineering Department by visiting engineering.tmu.edu backslash CSE.