Departments

Department of Bioinformatics and Genomics
The Department of Bioinformatics and Genomics was established within the College of Computing and Informatics in 2009 to foster research and education in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. Located in the Bioinformatics Building on UNC Charlotte’s CRI Campus, the Department offers a Ph.D. in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, a Professional Science Master’s in Bioinformatics, Graduate Certificates in Bioinformatics, and an undergraduate Minor in Bioinformatics and Genomics. The building has both wet and dry laboratories, and includes core facilities for molecular biology, genomics, and high-performance computing. Currently, the Department has 14 full-time faculty, 24 Ph.D. students, 25 Master’s students, and a professional staff of 12.

Department of Computer Science
The Department of Computer Science encompasses areas of traditional computer science but also has efforts in broader areas of computing, analytics, and informatics. These include cutting edge efforts in visualization/visual analytics, serious games, and knowledge systems/discovery. The breadth of CS is revealed in both its curriculum and research. The CS Department has 30 faculty members, a large Ph.D. program, and over 750 students. It has leading research efforts in visualization and visual analytics, robotics, machine intelligence, serious games, mobile networked systems, and databases and knowledge discovery.

Department of Software and Information Systems
The Software and Information Systems Department is a pioneer in Information Technology research and education. We offer a wide selection of courses in Information Technology and Software Engineering emphasizing on designing and deploying IT infrastructures that deliver integrated, secure, reliable, and easy-to-use services. We have partnerships with the Departments Computer Science (CS), and Geography and Earth Sciences (GES) delivering specific concentrations for our students. Our security and Privacy program is recognized by the National Security Agency as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education.