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.

Research Focus

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

UD professor Jason Gleghorn (right) and doctoral students Jasmine Shirazi (left) and Michael Donzanti (center)

34 Faculty

10 Female Faculty
24 Tenure-track Faculty
8 Continuing-track Faculty

UD professor Jason Gleghorn (right) and doctoral students Jasmine Shirazi (left) and Michael Donzanti (center)

110 Graduate Students

UD professor Jason Gleghorn (right) and doctoral students Jasmine Shirazi (left) and Michael Donzanti (center)

550 Undergraduate Students

Accomplishments

Cathy Wu

Data Science Leader

Cathy Wu, director of UD’s Data Science Institute, discusses the future of this fast-growing field.

Rudi Eigenmann AI

Harnessing Artificial Intelligence for the Masses

UD Prof. Rudolf Eigenmann is part of $20 million NSF cyberinfrastructure project.

Rudi Eigenmann AI

High Performance Computing Leader

The Exascale Computing Project selects Sunita Chandrasekaran as principal investigator of the SOLLVE Project.

Rudi Eigenmann AI

Studying the virus in real time

During a pandemic, curriculum becomes more real for computational biology students.

Holsapple

Making way for the whole student

Rising Honors junior Kristina Holsapple wins 2021 George and Margaret Seitz ‘We Are Blue Hens’ award.

Financial Technology (FInTech) Building

Final beam raised in fintech building

Financial innovation hub emerges on UD’s STAR Campus.

EXPANDING OPPORTUNITIES

There are a number of initiatives that the new Chair will be able to leverage at the STAR Campus, including the FinTech Innovation Hub, the Chemours Discovery Hub, as well as 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 professor Jason Gleghorn (right) and doctoral students Jasmine Shirazi (left) and Michael Donzanti (center)

The Future of FinTech

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.

UD professor Jason Gleghorn (right) and doctoral students Jasmine Shirazi (left) and Michael Donzanti (center)

Data Science Institute

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.

UD professor Jason Gleghorn (right) and doctoral students Jasmine Shirazi (left) and Michael Donzanti (center)

Center for Bioinformatics & Computational Biology

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).

EXPERIENCE DELAWARE

EXPERIENCE EAST COAST LIFE

The clock located on Main Street, Newark, Delaware

VISIT NEWARK

Newark is the third largest city in Delaware and home to the University of Delaware. Our award-winning downtown received the honor of becoming a Great American Main Street winner in 2011. We have over 17 miles of trails and 33 parks totaling over 650 acres of parkland that include the Newark Reservoir. The James F. Hall Trail is a part of the East Coast Greenway, a developing trail system, spanning nearly 3,000 miles.

The ocean waves crashing into rocks at Cape Henlopen Beach

VISIT DELAWARE

This coastal state offers miles of beautiful beaches, tax-free shopping, outdoor adventures, and much more. Discover what makes The First State so special.

Artist rendering of new Transit Hub at Newark Train Station

GETTING HERE

Newark is easily accessible from international airports in Philadelphia and Baltimore. Plus, we have a train station with Amtrak and Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) service. UD is within easy reach of DC and NYC, as well.

UD professor Jason Gleghorn (right) and doctoral students Jasmine Shirazi (left) and Michael Donzanti (center)

DISCOVER PHILADELPHIA

Famous as the birthplace of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, Philadelphia delivers one destination, five counties and countless things to do: fascinating museums, vibrant parks, national historic sites, and famous (and delicious) food. 

UD professor Jason Gleghorn (right) and doctoral students Jasmine Shirazi (left) and Michael Donzanti (center)

VISIT BALTIMORE

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.

UD professor Jason Gleghorn (right) and doctoral students Jasmine Shirazi (left) and Michael Donzanti (center)

VISIT WASHINGTON DC

Monuments and memorials, eclectic neighborhoods, true local flavor – Washington, DC is a place unlike any other.

WORKING @ UD

The University’s overall benefit plan has long been recognized and valued because of its comprehensiveness and competitiveness in the market.

UD professor Jason Gleghorn (right) and doctoral students Jasmine Shirazi (left) and Michael Donzanti (center)

BENEFITS

Learn more about our medical, prescription drug and dental benefits and more.

UD professor Jason Gleghorn (right) and doctoral students Jasmine Shirazi (left) and Michael Donzanti (center)

RETIREMENT

Learn more about retirement savings plans or pensions available to employees.

UD professor Jason Gleghorn (right) and doctoral students Jasmine Shirazi (left) and Michael Donzanti (center)

WELLNESS

UD strives to build a thriving culture where UD employees, spouses and retirees are healthy, fueled, and inspired to be their best self each day.

Visit Working @ UD for more information.