In addition to the rich collection of student associations, clubs, athletic events, music and drama opportunities offered throughout the University, the CIS Department sponsors the Dining Philosophers, an undergraduate computer science society which hosts social events for the department, professional and research lectures, and general interest events.
WICS is an undergraduate
student-run organization at the University of Pennsylvania
that aims to support and promote women in computer science
by raising awareness of issues they face and fostering communication
and a sense of community among them. WICS also aims to help
and encourage women to pursue a college degree and a successful
career in a Computer Science related field.
Chair's Advisory Board provides a means for
students to have an impact on the shaping of the Computer
Science Department and curriculum. Its students
are motivated to improving the department and making it
a more enjoyable and social experience, both in and out
of class. Students who want to contribute their ideas for
new courses, social events and other departmental events
are highly encouraged to apply.
CIS Alumni Advisory Board
The purpose of this board is to provide timely feedback to the CIS department regarding the undergraduate program from the perspective of alumni. The board will provide advice and recommendations regarding the structure and content of the CS curriculum. It may also provide input regarding other issues it feels materially impact the experience of Penn CS undergraduates. The committee will consider how effectively the CIS undergraduate programs prepare our students for postgraduate education and for careers both within the field of computing and beyond. The committee will endeavor to identify ways in which the program could be enhanced and improved.
is a student chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH at the University of
Pennsylvania whose interests is in computer graphics range
from 3D visual effects to game design. Our mission is to
promote an increased knowledge of, and greater interest
in, the educational, artistic, and scientific aspects and
applications of modern computing in computer graphics as
well as to provide a means of communication between persons
having an interest in computer graphics.
CIS hosts a number
of top international researchers in computer science to
speak as part of our Colloquia series. Topics cover a variety
of areas in computer science. Colloquia are scheduled
for most Tuesdays (and some Thursdays) during the Fall and
Spring semesters from 3-4:30pm. Some topics
are aimed at graduate students while others are addressed
to undergraduate students or even general audiences.
Select "CIS Colloquia" above to see the schedule.
CIS sponsors a
series of faculty talks for undergraduate and graduate students.
These talks have a positive impact
on senior projects and are another way for CIS to reach
students and bind them to the department
and discipline. These talks are usually held on Thursdays
at 3pm throughout the semester.
Select "Faculty Research Seminars" above to
was one of the first programmers of the Harvard Mark I
calculator. She also developed the first compiler
for a computer programming language. Each Fall semester,
SEAS sponsors a Grace Hopper Lecture Series to serve the
dual purpose of recognizing successful women in engineering
and of inspiring students to achieve at the highest level.
Grace Hopper is a wonderful example of a visionary in
her field who exhibited the type of pioneering spirit
that is an inspiration to all of us.
This event was
established in honor of the late Professor Saul Gorn who
played a key role in the establishment of the Computer
Science Graduate Group in the Moore School, which later
became the Department of Computer and Information Science. Each Spring the department sponsors a distinguished lecturer
for this event.
This event was established to celebrate the accomplishments and graduation of our senior computer science students. Seniors get to suggest venues for this affair and are welcome to roast the faculty.
programs have been established at several acredited international
institutions. Students gain University credit while studying
abroad. For further details, contact the
Office of International Programs .