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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 Undergraduate Teaches, Inspires Teens to Pursue Software Engineering

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    Fourth-year undergraduate Chase Kelly-Reif spent his summer break at the University of Washington teaching teens some of the basics of software engineering. Over a 10-week period, Chase worked with iD Tech, one of the largest nationally-based computer camps, to take students from writing their very first hello world programs all the way to working ...»
  • Dr. Michel A. Kinsy Joins the CIS Department

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    Dr. Michel A. Kinsy joined the Computer and Information Science Department in August, 2014. Michel received his Ph.D in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2013. His doctoral work is one of the first to develop algorithms and computer hardware techniques to emulate and control ...»

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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 ...»