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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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  • Ph.D. Student Wins Best Paper Award at CHI 2014 and Then Heads to Summer Internship at IBM TJ Watson

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    Sixth-Year Ph.D. Student Yunfeng Zhang received a Best Paper Award at CHI 2014, the leading conference on human-computer interaction research, for his paper entitled “Understanding multitasking through strategy exploration and individualized cognitive modeling.” Yunfeng was first author on the paper, which he wrote with his Ph.D. advisor, ...»
  • UO CIS Alum Named Skype VP

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    Gurdeep Singh Pall takes the reins of Microsoft's Skype division Imagine: You're stuck in the checkout line so you say to your phone, "Hey, am I running late?" In an instant, your phone considers the time of day, your location, your 2 p.m. appointment and the traffic between you and there. "Yup—you're running late," your phone ...»
  • CIS professor Daniel Lowd granted a Google Faculty Research Award

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    The title of his winning proposal was "Learning Tractable Graphical Models with Latent Variables." Funds from this award will be used to support his ongoing work with Pedram Rooshenas on designing new learning algorithms that guarantee efficient and accurate reasoning in the learned models. Google assigns faculty research awards biannually ...»

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  • Dr. Boyana Norris Joins the Department

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    Dr. Boyana Norris joined the Computer and Information Science Department in September, 2013. Boyana received her Ph.D in Computer Science from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2000. She spent the next 13 years as a research computer scientist at Argonne National Laboratories, which is a national center for high-performance, scientific computing. Dr. Norris' research has focused on enabling technologies for high-performance simulations in computational science and engineering. The emphasis of this work has been on the automation of the development, deployment, testing, and ...»