PhD program welcomes candidates with strong training in any of
the disciplines related to modern information processing, with
an emphasis on computer science and mathematics. Research
and teaching form the essence of our doctoral program. Our
curriculum is designed to develop the intellectual skills essential
for the rapidly changing character of research and to meet the
demands of academe and industry. Students develop their
own advanced study focus, working with faculty mentors on topics
ranging from the core computer science discipline to diverse scholarly
interactions within the School of Engineering and the University.
studies in the Department of Computer and Information Science
offer the opportunity for rewarding exploration and research.
Research opportunities span a wide range of theoretical and application
topics including robotics, vision, natural language processing,
databases, formal methods, real-time systems, computer architecture,
machine learning, programming languages, graphics, network security,
software engineering, bioinformatics, as well as interdisciplinary
collaborations with fields such as biology, genetics, linguistics,
mathematics, and electrical engineering.
research laboratories offer myriad possibilities for exploration.
Presentations by outstanding leaders in their fields at our departmental
and laboratories' colloquia provide rigor, breadth, and relevance
to the research and education experience. The University
of Pennsylvania's twelve schools and fifty research centers create
an academic environment whose synergy informs research and education
in the Department of Computer and Information Science.
faculty prepare our doctoral students to be tomorrow's innovators,
leaders, and visionairies. The
Department of Computer and Information Science is an exciting
place to be - we invite you to join us .
about research opportunities can be found at www.cis.upenn.edu/departmental/research.shtml
about our faculty can be found at www.cis.upenn.edu/departmental/faculty/
Information about graduates of the doctoral program can be found at www.cis.upenn.edu/grad/phd-graduates.shtml
about courses can be found at www.cis.upenn.edu/ugrad/all-courses.shtml
about applying can be found at www.cis.upenn.edu/grad/applications.shtml
details on degree requirements can be found in the CIS
Click here to access a list of current graduate students.
Click here to read The Ph.D. Grind, A Ph.D. Student Memoir by Philip Guo.