We offer challenging degree programs at bachelors, Masters and PhD level that offer high quality teaching by outstanding and experienced faculty. Our programs prepare students for either continued graduate education or for careers in business, industry, or government. Further, our programs include a mix and balance of application oriented course work and study of the underlying theory and principles. Finally, our programs are designed to educate students whose technical knowledge and skills will not become rapidly outdated upon leaving the University. Towards those ends, all faculty in the School are involved in undergraduate education, including teaching beginning courses.
The School of Computing and Information Sciences was formed in 1987 from the former Department of Mathematical Sciences. The mission of the School has several dimensions, consistent with the overall mission of the University and consistent with its role as part of the College of Engineering and Computing.
- High Quality Undergraduate Program
- Graduate Degree Programs for MS and PhD
- Basic and Applied Research in CS
- Provide Course work & Support for Non-CS Students
- Respond to needs of local & regional industry/govt.
- Provide Technical expertise to entire University
Effective quality teaching is an essential part of the responsibilities of all faculty in the School, and special efforts are made to find ways of increasing that quality and effectiveness. Consistent with our status as part of the College of Engineering and Computing, the education of majors should not only include up-to-date technical material utilizing contemporary equipment but also should provide opportunity for students to take advantage of their educational opportunities to become broadly educated as citizens and individuals. Consistent with the mission of the University, the School of Computing and Information Sciences offers its programs to full and part-time degree seeking students and accommodates the special needs of mature students and lifelong learners.
S. S. Iyengar
Sundaraja Sitharama Iyengar is the Director and Ryder Professor at Florida International University’s School of Computing and Information Sciences in Miami, FL. Previously, he was the Roy Paul Daniels Professor and Chairman of the Computer Science Department at Louisiana State University. During his tenure at LSU he lead the Wireless Sensor Networks Laboratory and the Robotics Research Laboratory. After receiving his Ph.D. degree in 1974 from Mississippi State University, Professor Iyengar has directed over 42 Ph.D. students and 100 Master’s students, many of whom are now either faculty at major universities worldwide or scientists and engineers at National Labs/Industries around the world.
Mark Allen Weiss
Mark Allen Weiss is an Eminent Scholar Chaired Professor and Associate Director in the School of Computing and Information Sciences at Florida International University in Miami Florida and also serves as the Undergraduate Program Director.
He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from The Cooper Union in 1983, and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Princeton University in 1987, working under Bob Sedgewick. He has been at FIU since 1987, and was promoted to Professor in 1996. His interests include data structures, algorithms, and education, and he is most well-known for his highly-acclaimed Data Structures textbooks, which have been used at hundreds of universities worldwide.