of Computer and Information Sciences (CIS) offers the:
- B.S. (Computer
Science and Information Science),
- M.S. (in three
concentration areas: Computer Network and Security [INS], Computer
Architecture [IA] and Information Systems [IS]), and
degree in Computer Science and Computer Information Science
students to meet the demands of research and training in the
IT industry. Each program is designed to provide formal preparation
in core courses and research opportunities. The core courses
focus on critical technology areas such as information systems,
database technology, high performance computing and network security
and information assurance, programming languages, software engineering,
human-computer interaction and artificial intelligence.
The CIS Department's academic and research activities are strengthened
via major funded initiatives. These projects provide opportunities
for student participation in research/design efforts and related
laboratory work. The CIS Department is affiliated with research
institutions, government research laboratories and lay IT corporations
that facilitate student summer internships, job placement and
early research experience.
In the last few years, the CIS Department has made concerted
efforts to establish a competitive research and training base
and Ph.D. pipeline by enhancing its Computer Science academic
program, its research faculty, and its infrastructure. Major
research initiatives include the establishment of the Army
Center of Excellence in Information Science, a DOD-Sponsored
Information Security Research and Education Center (ISREC) and
a Web-based Interactive Training Lab sponsored by Intel.
Under the auspices of these programs, several research projects
are being conducted in the areas of computer security, Data Mining,
High-performance Computing, and Image Processing. These projects
are conducted by faculty members leading teams of graduate and
The CIS department consists of over 300 undergraduate students,
140 graduate students, ten full-time faculty, and five staff
members. The CIS Department places considerable emphasis on research,
and student participation in research activities has been made
an integral part of the student-training process.
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