Imagine working as an FBI agent investigating and solving computer security crimes; instead of CSI: Miami, it is CSI: MSU. Sound farfetched? Well, that dream is attainable if you study and specialize in forensics. The Center for Computer Security Research is one of only five university programs in computer forensics offered across the nation. Here students work in modern laboratories that provide state-of-the art equipment and practical experience to defend information infrastructures, as well as studying forensics to gather evidence for prosecution.
CSE offers multiples areas of study and interests where students have opportunities to work with state-of-the-art computer software and hardware. For instance, the High Performance Computing Collaboratory (HPC2) is one of the top supercomputing centers in the world. It is here where researchers and their students are working with government and private industry to create innovative advances in the bio-medical, aerospace, environmental, oceanic, and atmospheric fields.
If you’re considering working in entertainment, then the augmented reality research project taking place at the Institute for Neurocognitive Science and Technology (INST) is where you can find our scientists, faculty, and students working with augmented reality—the technology of the future that could bring Hollywood blockbusters and gamers’ dreams to life.