Faculty and students at the College of Computing and Informatics (CCI) are active in both research and publication, seeking to advance the study of computing and informatics. Faculty research areas include: archives and records management; artificial intelligence and machine learning; bibliometrics; cybersecurity; data analytics and decision sciences; data curation, representation and visualization; design studies; human-centered computing; informatics; information organizations and resources; information retrieval; information security, ethics and policy; knowledge management; scientific computing, socio-technical and society studies; and software engineering.
Faculty members have been recognized for their outstanding research and received grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Department of Interior (DOI), Department of Defense (DOD), Office of Naval Research (ONR), Department of Army, Institute for Museum and Library Sciences (IMLS), the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) and many others. CCI Faculty have also collaborated with other educational institutions, such as University of Pennsylvania, Carnegie Melon University and the University of North Carolina, among others. CCI is committed to providing undergraduate and graduate students with meaningful research opportunities that prepare them for successful careers in government, industry and academia.
In 2022, Drexel University sustained its designation as an R1 Doctoral University, the highest level of research activity identified by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Drexel is one of 146 institutions out of approximately 3,900 to receive this prestigious classification, indicating the highest level of research activity, and is one of only 39 private universities to earn the distinction.
A June 2020 report by the George W. Bush Institute and Opus Faveo Innovation Development named Drexel University the most innovative mid-sized research university in the country.
Our labs - staffed by CCI faculty, doctoral students and research assistants - focus on broad range of computing and informatics topics such as information privacy, human computer interaction, gaming technology, health information technology and data mining.
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Research at the College of Computing & Informatics spans a wide range of areas and topics all related in some way to the dynamic and growing fields of computing and informatics.
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The College of Computing & Informatics is associated with research centers and institutes that lead a number of the University's cutting-edge research initiatives.
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Drexel University College of Computing & Informatics (CCI) faculty and students are making several research and other contributions to the ACM conference Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW 2022), from Nov. 8 to Nov. 22, 2022.
Drexel CCI faculty and students are participating in the 85th Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Annual Meeting and ALISE 2022 Annual Conference.