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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 Daniel Lowd Receives Young Investigator Award for Work on Adversarial Machine Learning

    link to News/20150901-Lowd.php
    Assistant Professor Daniel Lowd has recently received the Army Research Office's (ARO) Young Investigator Award for his proposal on "Inferring Trustworthiness and Deceit in Adversarial Relational Models". This award will fund Lowd's project for $360,000 over three years. This project will develop methods for detecting malicious behavior such ...»
  • CIS Undergraduates Host 26.2-hour HackTown Hackathon

    link to News/20151101-Hackathon.php
    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 ...»
  • CIS PhD Alumnus Paea LePendu Featured for Research on Heart Attacks

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    The New York Times and NPR featured a story in June 2015 on a study linking heartburn medicine to heart attacks. The story is based on a journal paper co-authored by Paea LePendu, who finished his PhD at UO with CIS Associate Professor Dejing Dou in 2010. His research report, Proton Pump Inhibitor Usage and the Risk of Myocardial Infarction in ...»

Profiles »

  • 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 ...»

Events »

  • Colloquium: Inference and Learning with Deep Structured Distributions

    February 9, 2016
    Alexander Schwing University of Toronto; Toronto, Canada
    Many problems in real-world applications involve extracting information from data efficiently. Due to an ever increasing amount of collected ...»
  • Colloquium: Non-traditional DDoS Attacks and Defenses

    February 11, 2016
    Min Suk Kang Carnegie Mellon University
    Today's Internet has serious security problems. Of particular concern are distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, which coordinate large numbers ...»