Welcome to Computer Science and Computer Information Systems
at the University of Michigan-Flint

Computer Science encompasses the theory, design, and implementation of algorithms employed to manipulate and transform information. This relatively new science has broad-ranging impacts on most modern endeavors and continues to reshape our world.

Students completing a concentration in Computer Science are exposed to a commitment to life-long learning in a highly dynamic field, an awareness of the broad applicability of computing, and a deep appreciation for the interplay of theory and practice.

Looking to gain marketable skills in a supportive environment? Computer Science & Information Systems at UM-Flint combines small class sizes with expert faculty to provide you a learning experience designed to prepare you for what comes next. 

When you study with us, you can choose from: 

  • Undergraduate programs in computer science & information systems 
  • A master's degree along with three graduate certificates in data science, intelligent systems, and security
  • and an undergraduate minor to complement your primary area of study.

No matter what you are looking for, chances are we have an academic offering to meet your needs. 

Learn more about our programs 

Computer Science, Info Systems News & Stories

UM-Flint Professor on Internet-of-Things Security, Presents at International Cyber Conference Summit

Suleyman Uludag, an associate professor of computer science at UM-Flint, researches IoT security. This expertise puts Uludag in high demand as a consultant and speaker. On October 7, he spoke at the North American International Cyber Summit, an event hosted by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer that brought together cybersecurity professionals from government, business, and academia. There he outlined why IoT attacks are increasing and what public policy can do to help. Click the "More" below to keep reading! 

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Faculty Research Spotlight: Dr. Halil Bisgin Uses AI to Study Diseases, Food Contamination

Two of his most recent collaborations have been with the Food & Drug Administration and Beaumont Health System. Bisgin worked with the Food & Drug Administration to create an AI system that automatically detects insect contaminants from images. With an overall accuracy of 80%, Bisgin’s program can quickly identify the species contaminating stored foods, which in turn informs possible causes and solutions to the infestation. In a collaboration with the Beaumont Health System, Bisgin used machine learning to identify specific biomarkers associated with a condition known as Intrauterine Growth Restriction (IUGR). From those hundreds of data points, Bisgin’s approach can narrow it down to a handful of potential biomarkers associated with the condition. 

Faculty Publication Spotlight: Predicting App Intrusiveness by Analyzing App Descriptions

UM-Flint Computer Science professor, Dr. Halil Bisgin, has had a paper accepted for publication titled "Predicting App Intrusiveness Using LSTM Networks to Analyze App Descriptions" has been accepted for inclusion in the Future Technologies Conference (FTC) 2020 scheduled from 5-6 November 2020 in Vancouver, Canada. 

UM-Flint Computer Science Students win SpartaHack IV

UM-Flint students Cole Rauh and Alex Latunski led a team in developing an app that allows users to play video games by producing notes on a musical instrument. They won first place overall at MSU's annual coding competition.

Google, UM-Flint to build digital tools for Flint water crisis

A partnership between Google and the University of Michigan’s Flint and Ann Arbor campuses aims to provide a smartphone app and other digital tools to Flint residents and officials to help them manage the ongoing water crisis. Mark Allison is an assistant professor of computer science at UM-Flint and the faculty leader of the Flint student team.

Sipit Offers Meaningful Internships to CSC-CIS Students

Students from the Computer Science & Computer Information Systems program have found meaningful internship opportunities with Sipit--a local company with the mission of bringing technology and digital tools to small businesses and non-profits in Flint, while creating 200 high tech jobs within the next 3-5 years.

Close-up of a small drone used in research at UM-Flint.

CSC-CIS Students Conduct Research with Drones

Dr. Mark Allison is conducting drone research with some of his Computer Science and Computer Information Systems students. Says graduate student Anil Kumar Kuvvarapu, "I enjoy challenge of coming up with new, authentic solutions to problems which are multidisciplinary. Such tasks are typically complex and require a lot of time, but the experience is worth it."