The department of Computer Information Systems (CIS) was originally established in 2000 as a part of the Computer Science and Information Systems Department. In 2003, the CIS department split from the Computer Science and Information Systems department. The primary objective of the CIS department is to graduate internationally competitive and highly qualified students.
The enrollment rate is about 70 students per academic year coming from more than 20 nationalities. Our state-of-the-art computer labs are under the disposal of our staff, students and local community all working weekdays. Besides being a friendly environment, the department is also active in serving the local community.
As part of its mission, the department emphasizes high quality teaching and research, dedication to community service, and partnership with the industrial sector. The department has set a solid and advanced curriculum for the undergraduate degree in computer information systems, which conforms to guidelines laid down by the IEEE/ACM task force. This curriculum is designed to deliver advanced knowledge in computer information systems while responding to the needs of the local community.
Currently, the department has 11 faculty members and 2 joint members, 7 lecturers, and 10 teaching assistants. The department is in the prospect of recruiting additional highly-qualified faculty members.
Considering research, the department has already embarked on emphasizing the significance of conducting advanced research, especially in applied studies. The department has attained a remarkable progress in this area. A quick glance through the standards of the faculty publications, departmental seminars and final year students' projects clearly exhibit this fact. The department is developing a Data Science graduate program through which we hope to give our research output a state-of-the-art and a progressive boost to cope up with new trends in the market.
Such a graduate program should be able to see through state-of-the-art research dealing with various computing, Data Analytics, new trends in Data Security, Cloud Technologies, Big Data Management, Internet of Things, among others.
Our students are the focal and centric point in all our efforts. The department aims at establishing a strong sense of attachment within the students and their academic atmosphere. This would emphasize creative performance, outstanding achievements, and acquisition of advanced knowledge and practical skills during their study.