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About CISE

CISE is concerned with the theory, design, development and application of computer systems and information-processing techniques.

The mission of the Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering is to educate students, as well as the broader campus community, in the fundamental concepts of the computing discipline; to create and disseminate computing knowledge and technology; and to use expertise in computing to help society solve problems.

The department has a diverse faculty including two name professors, one distinguished professor, 14 professors, 16 associate professors, 11 assistant professors and two lecturers. Collectively, the list of achievements and awards received by the faculty include one recent Fulbright Scholar; 13 NSF Career Awards; four IEEE Fellows; two ACM Fellows; two AAAS Fellows; one member of the European Academy of Sciences; one IEEE Computer Society Taylor Booth Education Award; one IEEE Computer Society Wallace McDowell Award; and one ACM Karl Karlstrom Education Award.

CISE researchers study the theory, design, development and application of computer systems and information processing techniques. Research areas in the department include:

  • Computer Graphics
  • Modeling and Art
  • Computer Systems
  • Database and Information Systems
  • High-Performance Computing/Applied Algorithms
  • Intelligent Systems and Computer Vision
  • Networks and Security

Research expenditures for the 2012-2013 academic year was over $4 million in direct cost and 1.1 million in indirect cost. Combined it was over $5.2 million.