Collectively, the list of achievements and awards received by the faculty include 17 NSF Career Award winners; six 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 below to lookup details (including contact information) about staff members, including office staff, student advisors, IT staff and other personnel.

Departmental Committees

In addition to the senior officers listed above, a number of administrative committees advise the chair and oversee various aspects of the departments daily operations.


CISE employs three 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 15

CISE is ranked among the top 15 largest computer science departments nationwide.
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Helal Named a 2019 AAAS Fellow

Abdelsalam (Sumi) Helal, Ph.D., a professor in CISE, was named a 2019 Fellow of the  American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for distinguished contributions to the field of pervasive computing, particularly in assistive environments supportive of aging and independent living.

Dr. Helal is an IEEE Fellow and Finland Distinguished Professor. He was named to the AAAS Section on Information, Computing and Communication.

Prospective AAAS Fellows are nominated from the AAAS general membership and elected via a process that is finalized by the AAAS Council, the organization’s member-elected governing body. This year, 443 members nationwide have been awarded this honor by AAAS because of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.

The tradition of AAAS Fellows began in 1874. AAAS Fellow’s lifetime honor comes with an expectation that recipients maintain the highest standards of professional ethics and scientific integrity.

Visit AAAS for more information on its Fellows.

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