College of Computing and Information

By the Numbers

  • Total enrollment: 689
  • Bachelor's: 297
  • Master's: 261
  • Doctoral: 72

College of Computing and Information
www.albany.edu/cci

Major Highlights

The College of Computing and Information created a new Undergraduate Office to organize college-wide activities for undergraduates and engage faculty and staff in enhancing undergraduates' experience. Assistant Dean Jennifer Goodall was named the office's first director.

Assistant Professor of Computer Science Siwei Lyu made the front cover of Neural Computation with his article on the mathematical description of digital images.  His new book is Natural Image Statistics for Digital Image Forensics.

Distinguished Teaching Professor S.S. Ravi co-edited Fundamental Problems in Computing, a book of essays honoring Computer Science Professor Emeritus Daniel J. Rosenkrantz.  Turing Award Winner and Distinguished Professor Emeritus Richard Stearns wrote the book's foreword.

Rey Koslowski, associate professor of informatics and political science, co-authored a briefing paper, "The Battle for the Brains," for the 2009 Brussels Forum, an annual meeting of international leaders who address pressing challenges facing both sides of the Atlantic.
Dean Peter Bloniarz was elected Vice Chair of the Computing Research Association's IT Deans Group.


Awards and Recognition

Computer Science Professor S. S. Ravi was appointed a Distinguished Teaching Professor by the State University of New York Board of Trustees. 

Doctoral students Namjoo Choi and Andy Whitmore won an Outstanding Paper Award for their article in Information Management & Computer Security.

The Empowering Leadership Alliance awarded a scholarship to Patrick Zongo to attend the 2009 Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference.


Grants

Professor Paliath Narendran, $75,000, National Science Foundation, to help develop a new approach to analyzing computer security protocols.

Associate Professor Tomek Strzalkowski, $271,000, Commission of the European Communities to continue his participation in a consortium of 14 partners from across Europe and the U.S. working to develop a virtual conversational “Companion” for people. 

Assistant Professor Özlem Uzuner, $7,500, National Institutes of Health, to continue her participation in the research on Informatics for Integrating Biology and the Bedside.


Major Gifts

The Key Bank Foundation donated $15,000 to help introduce the young people to science and technology careers through CCI's Junior FIRST LEGO® League. View video news clip >>

A $10,000 grant from the William Gundry Broughton Charitable Private Foundation, Inc. will support CCI's 2009-10 Junior FIRST LEGO® League, which stimulates young people's interest in science and technology.

A $25,000 grant from The Pitney Bowes Foundation is supporting CCI's Women in Technology program.


Faculty Appointments

CCI welcomed new faculty members Jeong-Hyon Hwang and Siwei Lyu to the Department of Computer Science, and Donghee Sinn to the Department of Information Studies.