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About the Institute

The Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering (CIISE) is an interdisciplinary, fundamental research, R&D learning institute, housing state-of-the-art research in innovative applications of information systems to a wide range of areas, among them:

Systems engineering Information systems security High-quality system engineering
Communication software engineering Data mining Bioinformatics
Digital forensics Embedded systems engineering Electronics
Multimedia Aerospace Finance & banking
Automotive Manufacturing Building & construction management


The Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering offers only graduate programs.

The relevance and importance of information technology in systems engineering has been established in several credible studies. To a large and increasing extent, software intervenes either as an embedded component of systems or as a tool that is used in the design, management, and operation of modern systems. Clearly, information systems are emerging as the core common ground of an interdisciplinary cluster of knowledge and applications. It is therefore a logical step of the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science at Concordia University to create a focus on interdisciplinary research activities based on information and systems technologies.


Based on the philosophy of interdisciplinary research, the Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering (CIISE) was established in the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science on June 1, 2002.

Since then, CIISE has received over 3.4 million in research funding from various sources, including NSERC, DND, NATEQ, Infrastructure Canada, MRST, PROMPT-Québec, and Concordia University, to conduct over 30 research projects in different areas.

The objectives of CIISE are:

  • To maintain and enhance interdisciplinary areas of research based on information technology.
  • To become a national and international center of research excellence in engineering of software and systems.
  • To train graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and other research personnel.
  • To attract external research funding.
  • To foster relationships with external and internal researchers with similar interests.
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