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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 PhD Student Downen wins Dissertation Fellowship

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    Ph.D. student Paul Downen has been awarded a UO College of Arts and Sciences Dissertation Research Fellowship, which will fully fund his tuition for the 2016-2017 academic year. The award is highly competitive and recognizes Downen's significant and original contribution to his discipline. Downen's research expands a relatively new "proofs as ...»
  • CIS Undergraduates featured in Fall 2016 CASCADE Magazine

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    The human brain can absorb piles of numbers. But it can’t easily convert them into an image of, say, wind speed patterns in a hurricane. It takes powerful computers running complex software to do those conversions. But that presents an ongoing problem: The computer programs that perform these transformations need to be constantly updated to keep ...»
  • UO Forges Partnership with Prague's Charles University

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    "Prestigious and a great win for the Ducks" is how UO Provost Scott Coltrane describes the university's new partnership with Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. The partnership is also an example of how research collaboration between UO faculty members and colleagues at other institutions can lead to wider opportunities. In this case, ...»
  • Colloquium: Graduate Research Forum-Conversation

    October 4, 2016
    CIS Graduate Students
    Follow-up to mini town-hall meeting for graduate students. ...»
  • Colloquium: PrivCount: A Distributed System for Safely Measuring Tor

    October 4, 2016
    Rob Jansen U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C.
    Tor is a popular network for anonymous communication. The usage and operation of Tor is not well-understood, however, because its privacy goals make ...»