• CIS Ph.D. student, Bryan Kolaczkowski, and UO assistant professor of biology, Joe Thornton, used a small cluster of Apple computers to simulate the evolution of thousands of gene sequences on a hypothetical evolutionary tree. They found that a simple logical method known as maximum parsimony is far more accurate under a wide range of conditions than the more widely used technique known as... Read more

    Updated: Jul 3, 2017
  • Dejing Dou portrait

    The CIS department welcomes our newest faculty member, Assistant Professor Dejing Dou, whose research focuses on practical as well as theoretical aspects of Artificial Intelligence, Databases, Biomedical Informatics and the Semantic Web.

    Dr. Dou’s work has focused on ontology integration and ontology translation for the Semantic Web and web-based databases. His current research work... Read more

    Updated: Jul 3, 2017
  • The Department recently hosted a special Colloquium honoring CIS theory faculty Dr. Andrzej Proskurowski on the occasion of his birthday.

    A set of international speakers reviewed research work with Dr. Proskurowski, who has over 50 collaborators as coauthors on publications in the area of graph theory and network algorithms.

    Speakers included: Art Farley of the University of... Read more

    Updated: Jul 3, 2017
  • Deschutes Hall front entrance

    April 12, 2000

    Contact: Ross West (541) 346-2060

    EUGENE–Pulitzer Prize-winning author Douglas Hofstadter will deliver a keynote address on Saturday, April 15, in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the University of Oregon Department of Computer and Information Science (CIS), one of the oldest computer science departments in the country.

    Hofstadter’s lecture, free and... Read more

    Updated: Jun 15, 2017