My answer on Quora to the question “How good is the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) for Masters in CS?”
The Computer Science and Electrical Engineering (CSEE) department provides good opportunities in terms of advanced course work, pursuing research at the Master’s level, and good faculty in the research areas especially in Artificial Intelligence (Machine Learning, Robotics, Semantic Web), Computer Graphics and Vision, Security. The department encourages students to pursue research both at the undergraduate and at the master’s level as well. As a graduate assistant and international graduate student, I found the CSEE staff extremely patient and helpful (especially with the international students). The professors in the department are very helpful and approachable. It is also good to see that they are very active in both research as well as teaching. The CSEE department has been recruiting faculties who have graduated from top schools. The most recent hires in the past 3-5 years come with PhDs/Post-doc experience from MIT, University of Washington, University of Massachusetts Amherst.