The Department of Computer Science and Engineering (DCSE, or Czech abbreviation KIV) was established in 1988 and builds upon the history of computer science education and its beginnings in former Czechoslovakia at the end of the 1960s.
Currently, the Department provides courses in the fields of computer science, information systems, and computer engineering for undergraduate, postgraduate as well as doctoral degrees. Furthermore, the Department is also entitled to initiate habilitation and professor appointment procedures.
The research activities of the Department focus on the domains of Medical Informatics, Computer Engineering and Networks, Computer Graphics & Data Visualization, Natural Language Processing & Data Mining, and Software Engineering and Reliability. The Department members including doctoral students participate in basic and applied research projects on the nation-wide as well as international scale. Also, the Department organizes both national and international conferences.
In addition, the Department actively cooperates with Czech and foreign universities within research and educational activities. Thanks to the Erasmus programme, exchange study stays abroad are made possible. The Department has lively contacts to eminent industry partners from the Czech Republic and abroad and it collaborates more closely with some of them within the Platform for Information Technologies.
Along with the research programme "P2: Advanced Computer and Information Technologies" of the faculty research and development centre "NTIS - New Technologies for the Information Society", the Department forms the School of Computing within the Faculty of Applied Sciences.