Thursday, January 8, 2009

M.S./Ph.D. Studies scholarship in Information Systems at UC Irvine

The faculty of the Information Systems Group (ISG) at UC Irvine is looking
for a handful of excellent prospective students who are seeking an exciting,
active place to study and do research on databases and information systems
starting in the Fall of 2009. Several large projects are underway and
several new ones are just beginning and will provide excellent opportunities
for incoming students to “get in on the ground floor” of interesting new
research initiatives.

ISG is a part of the CS Department within the Bren School of Information
and Computer Sciences at UC Irvine, an environment that offers a number of
unique advantages and opportunities. Being one of just a handful of such
schools across the country, ICS offers a broad, stimulating intellectual
environment for graduate studies. ICS is comprised of three departments -
Computer Science, Informatics, and Statistics - covering all traditional
computer science areas as well as related areas such as software
human-computer interaction and usability, collaboration technologies, and
statistical machine learning and data mining and analysis.

UC Irvine itself, in the words of our current chancellor, “combines the
strengths of a major research university with the bounty of an incomparable
Southern California location.” Thus, in addition to a stimulating research
and educational environment, graduate study in ISG at UC Irvine offers
attractive off-hours opportunities. Our location in Orange County
( offers easy access to a wide variety
of outdoor and indoor entertainment and sporting activities.

More information about graduate study in CS at UC Irvine can be found on the
UCI CS graduate studies page (
The application period is open now and applications will be accepted through
January 15, 2009. More specifics about ISG, its faculty, and its projects
can be found on our new ISG web site ( Check us out!