Dean’s Message

Carla BrodleyWelcome to Northeastern University’s College of Computer and Information Science (CCIS).  In today’s infor­ma­tion-driven age, it is more impor­tant than ever to inte­grate com­puting and infor­mation sci­ence into every aca­d­emic field. As the new dean, I look for­ward to working with fac­ulty, staff, and stu­dents to build upon the great momentum that has already made CCIS one of the nation’s most exciting inter­dis­ci­pli­nary colleges.

In recent years, the CCIS faculty has doubled in size. With plans for continued growth, the college will expand its PhD programs and build strength across computer and information science in addition to expanding its interdisciplinary approach to research and education.

We’re attracting strong students at all levels and enrolling record numbers. In addition to core programs in computer and information science, we offer our students a wide choice of interdisciplinary programs, including graduate professional programs in information assurance and health informatics, and undergraduate combined majors that pair computer and information science with business, science, engineering, psychology, game design, and other fields. Through Northeastern’s renowned cooperative education program, our students have new opportunities to apply what they learn across the country and around the world.

As dean of the college, I want to provide the leadership to build on these achievements and continue our upward trajectory. We are working with colleagues across Northeastern to expand expertise in key areas of importance to a global society. The new interdisciplinary PhD in Network Science program is a major breakthrough, the first of its kind in this emerging field that looks at the data and complex systems underlying everything from science to social media. Our interdisciplinary PhD in Personal Health Informatics program is in its nascent years and holds the promise to transform health and healthcare. We are well positioned to excel in our chosen focus areas, as well as in the field of computer and information science as a whole.

This is truly an exciting time to be a part of Northeastern’s College of Computer and Information Science—as a student, as a faculty member, as a graduate, and as a dean. I’m certainly looking forward to all that we can accomplish in the years ahead.


Dean Carla Brodley

College of Computer and Information Science