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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

    link to News/20150630-Childs.php
    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 graduate student among nation's elite collegiate runners

    link to News/20150601-Geoghegan.php
    In running, said Will Geoghegan, you don’t always realize just how much you’re improving. “It’s really funny,” Geoghegan said in a phone interview from Eugene, Oregon. “I remember when I was a freshman in high school thinking that running under 10 (minutes) in the 2-mile seemed impossible. “I don’t know if I ever envisioned where I ...»
  • CIS Department Head Featured in UO CASCADE Magazine

    link to News/20150402-Sventek.php
    The Winter 2015 edition of UO CASCADE Magazine featured a profile article on the CIS Department Head, Joe Sventek. Here is a sample of the article: Computing For the Rest of Us Creating Networks for "Folks Who Aren't Geeks" The Internet was still a research project when Joe Sventek (pictured) realized that moving electrons through circuit boards ...»

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  • Dr. Joe Sventek Joins CIS as New Head of Department

    link to Profiles/20141215-Sventek.php
    "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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Graduation Ceremony: CIS Departmental Ceremony RSVP

Monday June 15, 2015

  • Colloquium: Scale Diversity

    September 1, 2015
    Hedda Rahel Schmidtke University of Oregon, Department of Geography
    A key phenomenon of the internet is to make space disappear: everything is here, now. Moreover, most computing systems in general are designed to ...»