Computing and Information Sciences and Engineering

The doctoral program in Computing and Information Sciences and Engineering (CISE) is designed to prepare researchers and leaders in computing innovation for highly qualified careers in academia, government, and industry. The program, which is rooted in the well-established tradition of research and innovation of the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez (UPRM), envisions computing and information sciences and engineering as an integrated activity resulting from a convergence of computer science, software and computer engineering, mathematics and statistics.

CISE is a joint program between the Computer Science and Engineering Department, and the Mathematical Sciences Department of UPRM. The program is administered by the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.


To train researchers and leaders of innovation in computing and information sciences and engineering that are endowed with a comprehensive vision of the discipline and its applications.

Program Objectives

  • Serve as a center of education and research at the highest level in computing and information sciences and engineering in Puerto Rico.
  • Contribute to the reorganization and generation of the country’s computing infrastructure development policies preparing professionals at the highest level.
  • Prepare professionals at the highest level capable of contributing to the social and economic development.
  • Develop professionals capable of contributing to education and research in computing and information sciences and engineering.
  • Develop professionals capable of generating research and development initiatives in industrial settings.
  • Develop professionals capable of working in interdisciplinary groups of scientific research and technology.

CISE Industry Collaboration

The goal of the CISE Industry Collaboration Program is to bring industrial fellows and CISE researchers together in a collaborative interaction to facilitate faster transfer of research results to industry, develop new research projects of interest to industry partners, and encourage industrial endowment to support educational and research activities.