Message from the Chair
Safety first, right? That’s how most of us live our lives. That’s definitely how we set priorities in our department. Because whenever we turn on the news we see new threats with the potential to damage individuals and nations. At the UF Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering, we’re paying attention. We’re playing hardball with some of the world’s biggest security challenges.
Coming up with innovative ideas and solutions requires listening to, learning from, and collaborating with different voices and perspectives. Our department is home to an incredibly diverse and talented student body and faculty. Among computer science departments nationwide, we have the highest number of women faculty and employ twice the national average of black faculty members. And we’re growing. Over the past four years, we’ve hired 12 tenure-track faculty – including two IEEE Senior Members, four NSF Career Award winners, an AAAS Fellow, and a Sloan Research Fellow – all part of the university’s Preeminence initiative. The state invests in us because we are committed to serving you.
Here’s to a safer world for everyone.
Juan E. Gilbert, Ph.D.
The Banks Family Preeminence Endowed Professor
Chair, Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering