Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York

A Message from the CIS Department Chair

Dr. Mohammad S. Obaidat
Chair and Professor
I am delighted to be the Chair of the Department of Computer and Information Science (CIS) at Fordham University. Fordham is a highly reputed university that has a worldwide reputation in all of its programs.
Computer and Information sciences are among the key fields that have revolutionized our world and will continue to do so in the next years of the 21st century. The Department is strong due to its outstanding faculty and staff, as well as its excellent curricula, facilities and other resources. Our graduates are very successful and have secured excellent positions and some of them have started their own successful companies.
At the Department of Computer and Information Science, students are given top priority. This is reflected by our superb advising methods, small class sizes, and state of the art laboratories and classrooms.
The CIS Department provides state of the art education using modern facilities, curricula and resources. We are meeting our mission to produce graduates who are well prepared to enter the job market.
The CIS department is an active and energetic place, with nationally and internationally known faculty members who are distinguished scholars and teachers. We prepare our students to become leaders in our computer and information driven society. The CIS department offers degree and certificate programs at both the graduate and undergraduate levels at Fordham's Rose Hill (RH) campus in the Bronx and the Lincoln Center (LC) campus in Manhattan. We invite you to visit our department and feel free to contact our department office with any general questions at the address shown below:
Department of Computer & Information Science
340 John Mulcahy Hall
441 East Fordham Road, Bronx NY 10458
Phone: 718-817-4480
For specific program-related questions, please contact the appropriate associate chair.
Our class size is small which gives more interaction between the instructor and students. We stress a lot on advising of our students as this guarantees their academic success. The contents and structures of the programs are comparable to those offered by top national and worldwide prominent universities. In addition, the programs are designed to be compliant with the recommendations of the leading professional organizations.
There are so many ways you can be part of and accomplish in the department: come visit us and find out what prospects we can present you as a potential student; look to us on how to offer student talent as an employer; bring us the state-of-the-art updates about what is happening with you as a graduate and investigate with us on how we can expedite collaborations either in research or education if you have any ideas of your own. I am always ready to have a dialogue on any of the issues related to the enhancement of the programs and will try to make these matters equally stimulating to you.
We seek excellence as we believe the societal and economic challenges due to ICT technologies and their impact on all aspects of our lives are so important that we must stress on the highest standards of education, learning, discovery, investigation and analysis. As a community of use-inspired computing educators and scholars, we are capable of the deep, broad, and concerted efforts in education and research activities that will be required for any nation to succeed in this millennium.
We cordially invite you to visit our facilities and laboratories and meet with our distinguished faculty members. Here at the Fordham Department of Computer and Information Science, we improve minds, ignite curiosity and delineate the promise of tomorrow.
Dr. Mohammad S. Obaidat
Chair and Professor
Fellow of IEEE and Fellow of SCS
Editor-in-Chief of the Intl. Journal of Communication Systems, Wiley
Inductee of SCS Hall of Fame-Life Achievement Award
Past President of SCS


Recent CIS News


Current Events and News
Key note on "Data Privacy and Computerized Personal Data: controls, assurance and maturity assessment in an international organization" by Cheif ICT Auditor, UN Dino C. Dell' Accio on Dec 01, 2015 1PM at JMH312

The CIS MS Program in Data Analytics has been approved by the New York State Education Department (NYSED) in Nov 2015. More to come soon. The porgram will start to be offered on Fall 2016.

Chair and Professor Dr. Obaidat is featured in Faculty Profiles at Fordham News

Course listings for Spring 2016 Rose Hill and Lincoln Center Campuses

Key note on "Experts provide Feedback on Patterns produced by a Temporal Discovery Workbench" by Prof. Derek Sleeman, Department of Computing Science,University of Aberdeen, UK on Oct 13, 2015 1PM at JMH312

Nov 11, 2015
JMH-312 1:00pm
Seminar on "Combining Static Analysis and Machine Learning for Industrial-quality Information-flow-security Enforcement" by Dr. Marco Pistoia, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center in New York

Assistant Professor Daniel Leeds conducted a reasearch which helps a computer to see better

Team from WISDM Lab Wins Award for Most Impactful Biometrics Paper

CIS is hiring two tenure track Assistant Professors

May 5, 2015
Lowenstein 816 11:30am-1:00pm
Celebrating Scholarship and Creativity Series: Big Data

April 17, 2015
Law School Room, 3-04 6:00pm-7:00pm
Dr. Marios Polycarpou
Intelligent Big-Data Monitoring of Critical Infrastructure Systems

March 12, 2015
Lowenstein South Lounge 3:00pm-5:00pm
Mary Flanagan
Humanist Games

March 2, 2015
John Mulcahy Hall 302 1:00pm-2:00pm
Dr. Minh Hoai Nguyen
Toward large-scale human behavior analysis

February 12, 2015
John Mulcahy Hall 302 1:00pm-2:00pm
Dr. Ishfaq Ahmad
Optimization techniques for sustainability in high-performance computing

February 12, 2015
Lowenstein South Lounge 4:00pm-6:00pm
Beth Noveck
Government With the People: Digital Media and Re/Designing Government

February 11, 2015
Keating Hall 110 3:30pm-4:30pm
Mr. Arif Khan
From the Front Lines: All About the Data

February 5, 2015
John Mulcahy Hall 302 1:00pm-2:00pm
Dr. Mohammad Obaidat
Key Enabling ICT Systems for Smart Homes and Cities: Trends, Challenges and Samples of Our Related Works

May 2, 2014
Lincoln Center, LL305 6:00-7:00pm
Dr. Jiming Liu
Data Driven Modeling and Hidden Cause Discovery in Global Healthcare

With graduation around the corner, check out our
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Feb 15 - Mar 15
Application fee is reduced to $35 (50% off!!)
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