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. ...»
- Fifth-Year CIS Ph.D. Student Shangpu Jiang and his research advisors, Professor Dejing Dou and Professor Daniel Lowd, won the Best Paper Award at DEXA 2015 from among 128 papers. DEXA is a well-known international conference in database, information, and knowledge systems. This year is its 26th edition. Jiang is the first author on the paper ...»
CIS Professor Stephen Fickas Awarded $10,000 UO Williams Fellowship for Commitment to Undergraduate EducationIt is our pleasure to announce that Professor Steve Fickas has been awarded a Williams Fellowship. This is to acknowledge faculty members who have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to undergraduate education by challenging their students academically, creating an engaged learning environment, striving to improve the learning process, and ...»
- The New York Times and NPR featured a story in June 2015 on a study linking heartburn medicine to heart attacks. The story is based on a journal paper co-authored by Paea LePendu, who finished his PhD at UO with CIS Associate Professor Dejing Dou in 2010. His research report, Proton Pump Inhibitor Usage and the Risk of Myocardial Infarction in ...»
- "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 ...»