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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.

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


Collectively, the list of achievements and awards received by the faculty include one Fulbright Scholar; 17 NSF Career Award winners; six IEEE Fellows; three ACM Fellows; two AAAS Fellows; one IEEE Computer Society Taylor L. Booth Education Award; one IEEE Computer Society W. Wallace-McDowell Award; and one ACM Karl Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award.



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Assistant ProfessorsLecturers


Juan E. Gilbert, Ph.D.Juan E. Gilbert, Ph.D.
The Banks Family Preeminence Endowed Professor
CISE Department chair
Tamer Kahveci, Ph.D.Tamer Kahveci, Ph.D.
Associate Chair of Academic Affairs
Patrick Traynor, Ph.D.
Patrick Traynor, Ph.D.
John H. and Mary Lou Dasburg Preeminent Chair in Engineering
Associate Chair for Research
Ahmed Helmy, Ph.D.Ahmed Helmy, Ph.D.
Graduate Coordinator
Richard Newman, Ph.D.Richard Newman, Ph.D.
Undergraduate Coordinator