Computer and Information Science (CIS) is one of the most rapidly growing professions worldwide.
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, three M.S. degree programs, and one Ph.D. degree program to fulfill students’ diverse career aspirations in CIS and its applications.
The CIS department currently has 16 full-time tenured/tenure-track faculty members with diverse teaching and research interests, plus a number of full-time/part-time teaching faculty. Some of our faculty members are also affiliated with interdisciplinary research groups/institutes such as the Michigan Interactive and Social Computing (MISC), the Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS), and the UM Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) in the University of Michigan system. The department prides itself on its faculty members who have been recognized with numerous academic awards/honors in their respective fields. Our outstanding graduates have attained positions in industry, education, government, and non-profit organizations locally and worldwide.
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.
Meet our advisory board members
Sami Ben-Romdhane, VP & Fellow, eBay Peter Gulisano, Sr. Manager, General Motors Ravi Bhadange, Manager, Bosch Nada Jiddou, Sr. Manager, Ford Motor Company Steve Brennan, VP, Carhartt, Inc. Ben Patel, Chief Technologist, EDS Jacob Crossman, CTO, Soar Automotive Keshav Rakshit, Senior Architect, IBM Conrad Foster, Partner, CNE Technologies Yuri Siradeghyan, Folger Hill Asset Management Richard Frost, Manager, General Motors Andre Weimerskirch, VP, Lear Corporation