Interim Dean: W. Bruce Croft
The College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS) offers a world-class curriculum in support of BA, BS, MS, and PhD degrees. CICS is internationally recognized for its research activities and has one of the highest ranked and most competitive graduate programs in the nation. The College is distinguished by its culture of collaboration and leadership in multi-disciplinary research.
Computer Science at UMass Amherst began (as a Department) in 1964 with three faculty members and has been growing ever since -- building on our strengths in machine learning, computer vision, information retrieval, software engineering, theoretical computer science, networking, and multi-agent systems, and expanding into new fields like graphics, multimedia learning technologies, distributed systems, security and privacy, digital forensics, and databases. We have grown dramatically since 2005 and now have a faculty of 44 -- promising vitality and innovation in emerging fields for years to come. In Fall 2012, the Department of Computer Science became the School of Computer Science. In Summer 2015, we became the College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS).