CCI offers two prominent, and growing, Ph.D. programs.
Bioinformatics and Computational Biology sits at the intersection of biology, chemistry, mathematics, and engineering and provides training in both life science and programming. The program prepares graduates for careers in academia and in the biotechnology sector, which has exploded in the past decade.
Computing and Information Systems is the largest and fastest growing doctoral program at UNC Charlotte. Uniquely designed to train Ph.D. students in innovative interdisciplinary research of societal relevance, the program is staffed by a multidisciplinary faculty of international stature, offering opportunities for students to develop advanced competencies in a number of related fields.
Research initiatives are at the very heart of CCI’s mission. UNC Charlotte’s focus on research in the computing arena ranges from configuration analytics and automation capabilities, to strategies and new technologies for innovation in computing and informatics education, robotics and sensing research for Homeland Security to address our society’s defense, intelligence, and security challenges.
CCI's Research opportunities are broad in scope and our current offering includes projects in the Top-5 Computer Science concentrations according to ITWorld.com: Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, Big Data Analysis, Computer-Aided Education, Bioinformatics and Cybersecurity.
Purposely inclusive, Research initiatives are open to all CCI students: Master's and Doctoral candidates as well as undergraduates.