The Department of Computer & Information Sciences offers a wide range of academic options to prepare you for the rapidly growing and changing field of computing.
The Department of Computer and Information Sciences, with over 40 faculty and 1,200 undergraduate majors, started one of the first undergraduate cybersecurity tracks in the nation and the first in Maryland.
The National Security Agency/Department of Homeland Security designated Towson University as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education in 2002 and in Cyber Operations in 2013. TU is one of only 19 institutions in the nation to receive the NSA/DHS Cyber Operations designation.
CIS faculty member and Chairperson Sidd Kaza received the 2018 University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents' Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching. The award is the highest honor presented by the Board of Regents to exemplary faculty members within the USM.
We are deeply saddened to share that our most beloved friend and colleague, Dr. Shiva Azadegan passed away after an extended battle with cancer. Shiva began her career in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at Towson University in 1992 and made enormous contributions to the department over the years. Students and colleagues alike remember her commitment, patience, mentorship, and completely genuine selflessness.
Dr. Wei Yu receives a 5-year grant from NIST expected to total $1,036,027 from 7/1/2018 to 6/30/2023. It is part of a professional research experience program to establish collaborative research among NIST scientists and our faculty, post-doc, and graduate/ undergraduate students.