CISE Facts

CISE is a premiere department that has made great strides in the last ten years

In 2010, CISE graduated 25 PhD students,  (3 times more than that number at 2000). We are bringing 5.5 million per year on research funding,  (almost 4 times the amount in 2000). We have 2 ACM Fellows,4 IEEE Fellows and 2 AAAS Fellows; many faculty have won other awards and are on prestigious editorial boards and program committeees. Almost all have active NSF or NIH funded research programs. 12 young faculty won NSF Career Awards, which is 22% of College total, (also 5 times more than 2000).  Over the last 5 years, we have won 11 best paper awards. we teach thousands of nonmajors, and approximately 600 undergraduate majors, 400 masters and 131 PhD’s with 32 tenure track faculty and at this moment, only 3 nontenure track faculty!  CISE is generating 17% of the college’s primary source of income (weighted student credit hours) while only costing only 10% of the college. The Dean herself admitted during her Apr. 12 interview with students that the CISE department has the highest revenue/cost ratio in the college.

Computer Engineering Degree Programs

As for 2010, 73% of the new enrolled student in the undergraduate Computer Engineering Program are in CISE department. Also 79% of the graduating students are in CISE department.

For more information about the stats, please see CISE department statistics

Information about the comparative performance of CISE and other UF college of engineering departments.


Some misunderstandings about CISE department

- we don’t have a CS phd degree

Not true, see http://www.cise.ufl.edu/academics/grad/phd/index.shtml

In fact, even the   CE PhD  is administered by our department exclusively, and all the CE PhD’s are getting software degree.

- we don’t have a ranking (many confuse CS and CE rankings)

Not true, see http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-science-schools/computer-science-rankings/page+2

- our faculty votes are ‘controlled’ by a few, that’s why we got unanimous negative votes for the merger/school proposals before this ordeal

Not true. Go check out the Detailed history of the interaction between the CISE department and the College of Engineering and you will see.

– our dept is financially unstable

Not true. We are one of the healthiest department in the college financially. We are generating 17% of the college’s primary source of income while only costing only 10% of the college. The Dean herself admitted during her Apr. 12 interview with students that the CISE department has the highest revenue/cost ratio in the college.

– we take students that we can’t support and use TA funds instead of RAships

Not true. We hire TAs because WE  NEED TAs for supporting our lectures with discussion sections and as consultants for programming courses — we teach thousands of nonmajors, and approximately 600 undergraduate majors, 400 masters and 131 PhD’s with 32 tenure track faculty! Most TAs are part teaching and part fellows or research assistants  (with the research assitantship coming from faculty research grants). Our faculty are integrated teacher-researchers and we train students to be teacher-researchers.

2 Responses to “CISE Facts”

  1. These are nice stats and it would even better to have someone talented in graphic design make some sort of infographic.

    • This is indeed an excellent idea. Data should be made easily readable, understandable, and shareable.

      A single gif can be shared amongst all of us on our facebook page for example.

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