Collectively, the list of achievements and awards received by the department’s 58 faculty include 17 NSF Career Award winners; eight IEEE Fellows; three ACM Fellows; three 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.


The Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering’s human constituents represent a diverse mix of individuals, including distinguished faculty, committed staff and talented students. Use the information on this page to lookup details (such as contact information and job duties) about staff members, including office staff, student advisors, IT staff and other personnel.

Departmental Committees

In addition to the department administration, a number of administrative committees advise the chair and oversee various aspects of the department’s daily operations.


CISE employs four times the national average of black faculty members among the nation's computer science programs.
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CISE has the highest amount of black women faculty members among computer science departments nationwide.
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Top 5

CISE is ranked among the Top 5 for the most women faculty among computer science departments nationwide.
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Ranka Named UF Research Foundation Professor, Honoring Excellence in Research

Sanjay Ranka, Ph.D.The University of Florida Research Foundation (UFRF) has named Sanjay Ranka, Ph.D., a distinguished professor in the Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering, a UFRF Professor for 2023-2026. Dr. Ranka was one of 34 faculty members selected at the university.

His areas of expertise are data science, machine learning and high-performance computing. The focus of his current research is on using them for solving applications in Transportation, Health Care and Scientific Computing. His research is funded by the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Transportation and Florida Department of Transportation.

Dr. Ranka earned his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Minnesota and a B. Tech. in computer science from IIT, Kanpur, India. He has co-authored one book, four monographs, and over 300 journal and refereed conference articles. His work has received more than 14,700 citations with an h-index of 61 (based on Google Scholar) and he has consulted for several startups and Fortune 500 companies.

He is a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, an Asia-Pacific Artificial Intelligence Association Fellow, and a past member of the IFIP Committee on System Modeling and Optimization. In 2020, he received the IEEE Technical Committee on Cloud Computing Impact Award and was also awarded the 2022 Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He is an associate Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing and an associate editor for the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Computing Surveys, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Sustainable Computing: Systems and Informatics, Knowledge and Information Systems, and International Journal of Computing.

Dr. Ranka was previously named a UFRF professor in 2018.

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