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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 Professor Hank Childs awarded UO Early Career Research Excellence Award for 2015

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    The CIS Department congratulates Assistant Professor Hank Childs for receiving the University of Oregon's Early Career Research Excellence Award, which is the highest university award for early career faculty. Prof. Childs was one of only two recipients across campus. Award selection was based on scholarship and research. Prof. Childs is a ...»
  • CIS Undergraduates Host 26.2-hour HackTown Hackathon

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    CIS undergraduate students held an inaugural and very successful HackTown Hackathon from 10.48a Saturday, 10/24, until 1p Sunday, 10/25 (26.2 hours), in Room 100 Deschutes. Forty CIS undergraduate students signed up for the hackathon, filling all available spots. Participants included students from Dev Club, Security Club, WiCS, and ACM, and ...»
  • Professor Michel Kinsy featured for work with Young Scholars Program

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    Professor Michel Kinsy was highlighted in the article, Young Scholars Program Boosts Student Confidence, College Prep on "Around the O". Read more to check out the great work that he is doing to improve the accessibility of computer science to young students. ...»

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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 ...»

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