WELCOME to Computer & Information Sciences
Welcome to the University of Delaware Department of Computer and Information Sciences (CIS). With close to six decades of experience in doing cutting-edge research, teaching generations of students, and serving the community, our department is full of stories of achievements and perpetual aspirations. Keep reading to learn more about what CIS has to offer and why people join the CIS family.
Faculty research is supported by NSF, NIH, DARPA, DOE and other federal and private funding sources and is carried out by an excellent cohort of graduate and undergraduate students. The Department’s sponsored research awards in the last year totals over $15 million.
FACTS AT A GLANCE
There are a number of initiatives that students, faculty and researchers will be able to leverage at the STAR Campus, including the FinTech Innovation Hub, the Chemours Discovery Hub, and the Ammon Pinizzotto Biopharmaceutical Innovation Center that houses the National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL), which just received $153 million in new federal funding in 2021.
UD, Delaware Technology Park (DTP) and Discover Bank partnered on the construction of a new building that continues the STAR Campus’s march into the future, adding a building block that taps into the evolving world of financial services technology — commonly called FinTech — with an eye on growth for Delaware. The six-story, 100,000-square feet structure will bring various facets of an industry together under one roof, in this case the academic, business and governmental segments of the financial world.
As the vast resource of new and diverse datasets are rapidly becoming available in nearly every aspect of life, data science has the potential to advance human understanding in all branches of science and humanities, and, address grand challenges facing society. The Institute plans to combine disparate, dynamic, and distributed datasets and enable everything from predicting the future behavior of complex systems to precise medical treatments, smart energy usage, and focused educational curricula.
The AI Center of Excellence goal is to increase UD’s competitiveness by stimulating and capitalizing on existing AI work across campus and to foster interdisciplinary AI work both within the university and with industrial and academic partners. We will catalyze interdisciplinary science collaborations, impacting research and education across campus, leveraging resources of world-class supercomputing for scientific innovations and advances, and complementing UD’s Data Science Institute through high-performance computing (HPC) and intelligent sensing.
Bioinformatics and computational biology is an emerging field where biological and computational disciplines converge. The Center for Bioinformatics & Computational Biology (CBCB) is an interdisciplinary, cross-campus and inter-institutional initiative for the Delaware research and education community, and is built on the Bioinformatics core at the Delaware Biotechnology Institute (DBI) and the bioinformatics infrastructure of the Protein Information Resource (PIR).
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With the world-famous Inner Harbor; renowned museums and attractions; award-winning restaurants; a locally loved music scene, and hip and historic neighborhoods, get ready to explore a truly authentic American city.
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