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 and banking, automotive, manufacturing, and building and 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 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: