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Graduate Catalog | 2021-2022 
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College of Computing and Informatics

The College of Computing and Informatics at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte aspires to be a national leader in advancing the role of computing and informatics as a catalyst for the 21st Century economy.  As the only school of its kind in the Carolinas, students are prepared to shape the future of computing by participating in educational and research programs that respond directly to the needs of business and government.  Its research and educational programs offer students a combination of strong technical knowledge with broad domain understanding and workforce skills.  The world has become a computing and informatics-based society.  All industries require computing and informatics talent.  The demand for computing and informatics talent and innovation will continue to grow.  The UNC Charlotte College of Computing and Informatics advances the field with its combination of the latest science, industry expertise, and dedicated faculty and students.  The College is designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education by the National Security Agency and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.  Hard at work on a full spectrum of research topics, the College of Computing and Informatics has broken new ground in bioinformatics, computer security, data and visual analytics, data science, health informatics, human-centered computing, information technology, robotics, and visualization applications.

The primary mission of CCI includes:

  • Cultivating an inclusive culture dedicated to student success and equity in education
  • Stimulating innovative high-risk high-impact research and development
  • Maintaining a resilient and ethical society of educated, caring citizens

Areas of interest to College of Computing and Informatics researchers include:  Access Control, Authentication and Identification, Bioinformatics, Communication Networks, Complex Adaptive Systems, Computational Biophysics, Computational Mass Spectrometry, Computer Architecture, Computer Graphics, Computer Vision, Cryptography and Applications, Data Mining, Enterprise Security, Enterprising Integration, Evolutionary Computation, Genome Annotation, Genome Wide Association Analysis, Human Computer Interaction, Image/Video Processing, Information Security and Assurance, Insider Threat Prevention and Detection, Intelligent Systems, Intrusion Prevention and Detection, Knowledge Based Systems, Knowledge Discovery, Metagenomics, Modeling and Simulation of Information Infrastructure, Multi-Agent Systems, Multimedia Databases, Network and Distributed Systems Security, Neural Networks, Privacy Preserving Technology, Provably Secure Systems, Robotics, Scientific and Information Visualization,  Security Protocols, Soft Computing, Software Engineering, Software Verification and Validation, Software Testing, Structural Bioinformatics, Survivable Security Systems, Systems Biology, Virtual Reality, Web Security, Wireless Networks, and Wireless Security.

Graduate Programs

Bioinformatics and Genomics

Computer Science

Computing and Information Systems

Data Science and Business Analytics

Health Informatics and Analytics

Information Technology