Computer and Information Science

Computer and Information Science (CIS) is one of the most rapidly growing professions worldwide.

About the CIS Department

CIS professionals offer expertise in the effective and efficient use of computer systems for tackling a broad spectrum of practical challenges emerged from all the aspects of our society. The CIS curriculum provides students with broad and deep knowledge and skills on computer systems and their applications. Currently, the CIS Department offers four B.S. degree programs, five M.S. degree programs, one Ph.D. degree program, and several dual/concurrent degree programs to fulfill students’ diverse career aspirations in CIS and its applications.

The CIS department currently has 20 full-time tenured/tenure-track faculty members with diverse teaching and research interests, plus a number of full-time/part-time teaching faculty members. Some of our faculty members are also affiliated with interdisciplinary research groups/institutes such as the Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS), the UM Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI), and the Michigan Interactive and Social Computing (MISC) in the University of Michigan system. The department prides itself on its faculty members who have been recognized with numerous distinguished academic awards/honors in their respective fields. Our outstanding graduates have attained positions in industry, education, government, and non-profit organizations locally and worldwide.

CIS Department is hiring an Assistant Professor for Fall 2024

The CIS Department invites applications for one tenure-track Assistant Professor in the general area of Computer Systems. The expected starting date is September 1, 2024. Please submit your application. For more details, please see the job description.

How to Reach Us

We will be conducting university business in-person and virtually. Our contact information and location are below.                                             

Our in-person office hours are:

Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
105 CIS                                                                                                                                                                                                      

You may also contact us at: [email protected].


Department Staff

Qiang Zhu

Professor and Department Chair, William E. Stirton Professor, Computer and Information Science

Sherry Boyd

Student Administrative Assistant Senior (Graduate Program Coordinator), Computer and Information Science (MS in Data Science Program)

Dana Dyson

Administrative Assistant Associate, Computer and Information Science

Kimberly LaPere

Student Administrative Assistant Senior (Graduate Program Coordinator), Computer and Information Science

Kate Markotan

Administrative Assistant, Computer and Information Science

Advisory Board

The Department continually seeks outside interactions with business, industries, and government through its Professional Advisory Board (PAB). The PAB is composed of senior computing technologists and industry leaders who provide valuable input and advice on curriculum development, potential employment for students, research opportunities for faculty, and a perspective on future challenges requiring collaboration. The current PAB members come from leading technology companies including eBay, Google, Amazon, IBM, GE, Ford, GM, Bosch, Workday, Carhartt, Lear, May Mobility, CNE Tech, etc.

Congratulations to Dr. Birhanu Eshete on receiving an NSF CAREER award (2023)!

Dr. Birhanu Eshete, Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science, received the prestigious NSF CAREER award in 2023 in the amount of $619,838.

Information about Dr. Eshete's NSF CAREER award

CIS Grader Positions

Grader positions for undergraduate and graduate courses are available at the beginning of each semester. If you are CIS students and interested in the positions, please send your resume and copies of your transcripts in to the department chair, Dr. Qiang Zhu, at [email protected], before a semester starts.

Computer and Information Science

105 - Computer and Information Science Building
4901 Evergreen Road
Dearborn, MI 48128
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Phone: 313-436-9145
Fax: 313-593-4256

Office Hours

Sunday: Closed
Monday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Saturday: Closed