Ph.D. in Computing and Information Systems, SIS Track

SIS Track

New curriculum was approved in late 2015 that applies to incoming students in Fall 2016. Details will be provided in Spring 2016. 
​- Jan 2016

Our Ph.D. in Computing and Information Systems program is uniquely designed to train Ph.D. students in innovative, interdisciplinary research of societal relevance centered on computing and informatics. It is the largest and fastest growing Ph.D. program on campus. It is staffed with a strong faculty of international stature and ranked in the top 10 in faculty productivity among 375 top research universities in the US in 2007.

Research funding is from major federal agencies, including NSF, NIH, DOD, DOE, DHS, ARO, etc. The program also receives funding from the Department of Education.

This program was originally named "Ph.D. in Information Technology". The new name became effective in July 2011.

Ph.D. in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

The Ph.D. in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology is an interdisciplinary program at the intersection of the disciplines of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Statistics, Computing and Informatics, and Engineering. It is expected that students entering the program will have completed an undergraduate major in either a life science or a quantitative discipline. The degree includes additional training and demonstrated competence in both life sciences and scientific programming. The program is structured to provide students with the skills and knowledge to develop, evaluate, and deploy bioinformatics and computational biology applications. The program is designed to prepare students for employment in academia and in the biotechnology sector, where the need for knowledgeable life scientists with quantitative and computational skills has exploded in the past decade.