Information Systems & Informatics

Welcome to the Information Systems and Informatics (ISI) program.

The Information Systems and Informatics is an interdisciplinary program offered in collaboration between the Departments of Marketing and Computer Science. The ISI program provides students with core business and technical competencies to traverse the boundary between management and information technology.

Students learn to understand the strategic and transformative role that the state-of-the-art and emerging Information Technologies play in the rapidly changing business environment. They learn the principles and techniques of development and implementation of innovations, and the management and governance of the IT and its stakeholders. They learn to apply computational techniques, statistical modeling, and advanced business and data analytics skills to create innovative solutions and to support evidence-based decision making for the data intensive businesses.

The program prepares students for careers as business and systems analysts, designers and developers; data scientists; prepare students for cyber security; data administrators; information systems consultants; entrepreneurs; information policy officer, and IT managers or support staff, in all types of industry, civic and government organizations. The ISI students have opportunities to get engaged in a variety of faculty research projects, capstone projects, internships, and other volunteer jobs.

We look forward to seeing your growth and success in learning and discovery throughout your college years. For any questions, don't hesitate to contact us.


Soon Ae Chun & Louis Petingi
Co-Directors of Information Systems and Informatics

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Meet our faculty and alumni

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A collaboration between the Departments of Marketing and Computer Science

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Advisement, Course Offerings, Declare your major, Honors programs,  and more.. 


Research Areas, Data science, Informatics and student research..

Information Systems & Informatics program is an interdisciplinary program between the Computer Science Department of Division of Science and Technology, and the Marketing Department of School of Business.

The ISI program offers a BS degree starting this fall 2015. The inter-disciplinary program focuses on the Computer-based Information Systems Design and Development as well as Information/Data Science which involves collection, management, processing, and communicating, with advanced analytics methods to support business intelligence and decision making in various applied domains, such as business, government, health, medical, banking, finance, transportation, urban planning, etc.     

1998 BS degree program in Information Systems was founded as an interdisciplinary joint program between the School of Science and Technology and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences
1999 Launched the IS program as a BS major as jointly offered by the Computer Science and Business Departments
2004-2008 Declining enrollment in IS major with low demand in Job market
Spring 2007  Self Study and External evaluation of IS program.
2008-2010 Joint task team for Information System Program Revival
Apr 2008 Business Department proposed MITS program under the Department of Business.
Mar 2010 CS-IS program proposed by the Computer Science Department
June 2010 Suspended BS in IS program and admission into the BS-IS program
2013-2014 Committee for IS program Relaunch Task
Sep 2014 Agree to establish MOU for the joint offering and decision making for the ISI program
Oct 2014  Submit a New BS program proposal in Info Systems and Informatics
June 2015 The NY State Education Department approval of the Info System and Informatics program name and the BS degree in Information Systems
Fall 2015 Launched the Information Systems and Informatics program jointly offered and managed by the Computer Science and the Marketing Department
Oct 2015  MOU agreement between School of Business and the Division of Science and Technology

Contact Information

Soon Ae Chun, PhD

Professor / Chazanoff School of Business

Co-Director, ISI Program
Building 3N-210
Email Soon Ae Chun, PhD

Louis Petingi, PhD

Professor of Computer Science

Co-Director, ISI Program
Building 1N-221
Email Louis Petingi, PhD