About Us

Recognition and Rankings

No. 1 In the world in IS research publications
Communications of the AIS, 2007
No. 1 In the world in the number of IS scholars
(6 out of the top 30 IS scholars in the world are in the Robinson College’s CIS Department.)
Communications of the AIS, 2007
No. 1 for Mobile Computing Research
International Journal Of Mobile Communications, 2014
No. 2 In the world in IS research citations
Communications of the AIS, 2007
No. 2 In the world in information systems research publications
Communications of the ACM, 2008
No. 5 On the Faculty Scholarly Productivity Index among research universities (USA)
Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
No. 8 Undergraduate MIS degree program ranking (USA)
U.S. News & World Report, (Sept.) 2014 [Ranking into 2015] – Read more »
No. 9 Graduate MIS degree program ranking (USA)
U.S. News & World Report, (March) 2015 [into 2016] – Read more »
No. 4 In agile software development research (USA)
Agile Software Development: Current Research and Future Directions, 2010
No. 10 Tech-centric MBA Program
Network World, 2011 – Read more »


The faculty for the Department of Computer Information Systems includes 18 full-time faculty with doctorates from such schools as Harvard, M.I.T., Cornell, Indiana, N.Y.U., and other prominent universities. Many of these research-active scholars hold endowed chairs or professorships. With wide-ranging expertise, our nationally recognized faculty have built an award-winning program that is ranked No. 1 in the world for the number of information systems scholars, as well as for research published in leading journals.

Research Centers

The department is home to three research centers:

  1. Center for Health Information Technology »
  2. Center for Research in Information Systems »
  3. Korean-American Business Center »

CIS Research Colloquium

An ongoing series of lectures by experts in the field to provide an opportunity for Atlanta business professionals and educators to hear about the latest developments and ideas in computer information systems technology and application. See the schedule »

Links with the Business Community

The CIS Department hosts the annual CIO Executive Summit, a leadership and networking conference for IT executives that attracts nearly 200 CIOs from around the Southeast. It also hosts the annual CISO Executive Summit, bringing together IT security executives to share challenges as well as best practices and successes and to hold leadership conversations.

Since 1997, the CIS Department has been the official administrative home of both the Association for Information Systems (AIS) and the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS). AIS is the leading society for information systems academics, and ICIS is the premier IS research conference in the world.