Mission Statement

The Center for Information & Systems Engineering (CISE) was established to cultivate interaction among BU’s researchers speaking the same technical language across diverse application domains. Boston University has a robust community of information and systems engineering researchers, spanning many schools, colleges, and departments.

We believe that quantitative approaches and methodologies hold the key to solutions for pressing real-world issues.

Information and systems engineering are disciplines that directly apply to many problems in our society. CISE faculty and students pursue solutions using methodological research within a common set of technical areas—applied probability, computer science, control and decision theory, information theory, machine learning, networking, operations research, optimization, signal processing, simulation, stochastic processes, and statistics.

CISE focuses on the following application areas: