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Computer and Information Science


On behalf of faculty, staff and students I am proud to welcome you to the Computer and Information Science Department’s (CIS) website at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

Our faculty members are involved in research and professional activities in many major areas of computing such as:

  • Database Systems
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Robotics, Mobile Agent Systems, Multi-Agent Systems (MAS)
  • Software Engineering, Model-Based Software Development, Formal Verification And Validation
  • Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Neural Networks, Pattern Recognition
  • Data Science, Data Mining, Data Visualization, Computer Provenance, Social Media Analytics
  • Distributed Systems, Web Services, Peer-To-Peer (P2P) Computing
  • Internet Security, Reliability Engineering
  • Bioinformatics, Computational Biology

Some of these research activities were sponsored by grants from institutions such as:

  • National Science Foundation
  • National Institutes of Health
  • Office of Naval Research, Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Newport, Rhode Island
  • US Department of Energy
  • Commonwealth Information Technology Initiative
  • UMASS Dartmouth Foundation 

Students who study computer and information science may be interested in pursuing advanced degrees, including the Ph.D. Program in Engineering and Applied Science.

The Department will continue its Computer Camp for middle school children this year.

Our faculty and staff members are dedicated to excellence in education and computer science research. Please join us to study or to work with us on new ideas and visions of computing in the 21th century.

The undergraduate Computer Science program's enrollment and degree data are available here

Please contact me if you have any questions or you need assistance in your professional decisions related to computer science.

Dr. Haiping Xu
Department Chair