Welcome to CISE

Extending the Reach of Human Intelligence

In today’s increasingly data-driven, networked world, we have an unprecedented opportunity to monitor, control, and improve our surroundings. By engineering hardware and software systems to acquire, analyze, and act upon information from a range of networked sources, we can advance human intelligence to solve critical problems in fields including health care, communications, energy, and national security.

At Boston University’s Center for Information & Systems Engineering (CISE), 38 affiliated faculty members and more than 100 graduate students from across BU—primarily from the College of Engineering, College of Arts & Sciences, and Questrom School of Business—are taking an interdisciplinary approach to the study and design of such intelligent systems. Collectively, their work promises to improve the quality of our lives considerably.

Our Solutions

CISE researchers shape and apply ideas from information science and systems engineering, making an impact on a number of application areas. Learn more about our solutions in Automation, Robotics & ControlComputational Biology & MedicineCyber-Physical Systems, Data Analytics, Energy Systems, Information Sciences, and Networks.

A Community of Innovators

The center fosters collaboration between faculty and students from across Boston University with interests in information and systems engineering. We host a renowned seminar series, create partnerships with industry, and sponsor resident scholars. Our student initiatives include an annual daylong workshop, support for travel to conferences, and professional development programs.