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The Department of Computer and Information Science (CIS) at the University of Oregon offers students and faculty a close-knit community in which to learn, discover, and innovate, in a shared quest for computational solutions to a spectrum of challenging problems.

CIS faculty are international leaders in their fields, including informatics, networking, security, software engineering, assistive technologies, theory, scientific visualization, and high performance computing. Recent interdisciplinary research initiatives with biologists, physicists, neuroscientists, and networking engineers have resulted in prominent research grants from the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, and the National Institutes of Health. ...»

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  • Professor Lowd Awarded NSF EAGER Grant to Fund Research in Machine Learning in Adversarial Settings

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    Assistant Professor Daniel Lowd was recently awarded an NSF EAGER grant, which will fund preliminary research on using machine learning in adversarial settings, such as spam filtering and malware detection. The goal is to better understand how attackers can evade machine learning systems and make these systems more robust to such attacks. For ...»
  • CIS graduate student among nation's elite collegiate runners

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    In running, said Will Geoghegan, you don’t always realize just how much you’re improving. “It’s really funny,” Geoghegan said in a phone interview from Eugene, Oregon. “I remember when I was a freshman in high school thinking that running under 10 (minutes) in the 2-mile seemed impossible. “I don’t know if I ever envisioned where I ...»
  • Professor Anthony Hornof Invited to Editorial Board for Leading ACM Journal

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    Associate Professor Anthony Hornof was recently invited to the editorial board of the leading ACM journal on human-computer interaction, entitled ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction. The mission statement of this organization is "...to be the premier archival journal in the multidisciplinary field of human-computer interaction. Since ...»

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  • Dr. Joe Sventek Joins CIS as New Head of Department

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    "The Internet was still a research project when Joe Sventek realized that moving electrons through circuit boards might be more interesting than splitting atoms." "Although the revelation came halfway through a doctoral program in nuclear physics, Sventek decided to reboot his academic plan and embrace what was then the new field of computer science. He never looked back." "Now, after more than 30 years of investigating how to make computer networks faster and smarter, Sventek is the new head of the Department of Computer and Information Science at the University of Oregon. He moved into his ...»