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Computer and Information Sciences

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Computer and information sciences have revolutionized our world and will continue to do so at an ever-increasing rate.

The Computer and Information Science department at Fordham prepares students to become astute, adaptable, and innovative leaders in our information-driven society.

Our graduates go on to successful careers as software developers, programmers, UX designers, data scientists, cybersecurity engineers, and web developers. Many are entrepreneurs who have started their own companies.

We offer CIS degree and certificate programs at both the graduate and undergraduate levels at Fordham's Rose Hill (RH) campus in the Bronx and Lincoln Center (LC) campus in Manhattan.

The Department of Computer and Information Sciences is pleased to announce that the University has received New York State Approval for the Department's proposal to begin a Ph.D. program in Computer Science. This new program will address an unmet need for CS doctorates with strong research methods and skills as well as training in ethics and pedagogy. It is currently expected that the program will be open for applications starting in Fall 2021 with a program start date of Fall 2022.

Students Are Our Top Priority

Our class sizes are small allowing for more interaction with our faculty, who are nationally and internationally known and distinguished as scholars and teachers. We value frequent academic advisement so that your advisers can truly mentor you and understand your career goals.

We provide a state-of-the-art education in modern facilities using contemporary software so your classroom experience will mirror that of the workplace.

Our Informatics and Data Mining Lab conducts research in the emerging fields of computational intelligence and informatics related to:

  • bioinformatics, brain informatics, cognitive informatics, and neuroinformatics
  • financial computing and informatics
  • business analytics and business intelligence

Our Robotics and Computer Vision Lab investigates the frontiers of robotics, including developing software to built robot systems for defense and visual homing systems inspired by ants and bees.

Supported by National Science Foundation funding, our WISDM (Wireless Sensor Data Mining) Lab collects, mines, and analyzes sensor data from smartphones and other mobile devices and has received a Google Faculty Research Award.