Degree programs are taught primarily by Ph.D. faculty dedicated to teaching and research.
The research interests of the CIS faculty include artificial intelligence, complex systems, computational game theory, computer graphics, data management, data science, game design, graphical models, machine learning, multimedia, natural language processing, networking security, wearable sensing and health informatics, and software engineering. The research projects conducted by the CIS faculty have been sponsored by both federal funding agencies and industrial companies, including National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), US Department of State (DOS), IBM, HP, Ford Motor Company, Chrysler LLC/Brightstar Corp., TRW Automotive, Microsoft, Motorola, and Amazon. Several faculty members received NSF CAREER Awards. The CIS faculty has also actively served the research community via editorships in IEEE/ACM/Springer/Elsevier journals and memberships of program/organizing committees for numerous technical conferences.