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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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  • CIS Associate Professor Rejaie Featured in UO CASCADE Magazine

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    The Winter 2015 edition of UO CASCADE Magazine featured an article on Associate Professor Reza Rejaie's research on mapping internet connections around the world. Here is a sample of the article: Averting Internet Disaster Mapping "Carrier Hotels" to Predict Descriptions and Potential Fixes A classic art deco building in Manhattan—60 Hudson ...»
  • CIS Student Nominated for National Prestigious Scholarship

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    Computer science major David Widder is one of four outstanding students nominated by the University of Oregon for the national prestigious Goldwater scholarship. The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was created in 1986 to encourage outstanding students to pursue careers in mathematics, natural sciences, or ...»
  • 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 ...»

Profiles »

  • 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 ...»

Events »

  • Colloquium: The Power and Limits of Quantum Computers

    February 26, 2015
    Xiaodi Wu, Postdoctoral Associate Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    The possibility of quantum computers, especially its power to break cryptographic systems and to provide efficient physical simulation, has attracted ...»
  • Colloquium: People-centric Natural Language Processing

    March 3, 2015
    David Bamman Carnegie Mellon University
    Machine learning and natural language processing provide a framework for extracting meaning from text, and have given us great advances over the past ...»
  • Colloquium: Provable Safety for High-Consequence Systems

    March 4, 2015
    Geoff Hulette Sandia National Labs
    Increasingly, digital systems are being deployed in high-consequence applications. In these domains, such as transportation and defense, "bugs" may ...»