Center for Informatics Science (CIS)


Center for Informatics Science (CIS)

CIS was established in 2008 as a research center to focus on the development and application of computing methods and algorithms for processing, management and interpretation of scientific information. In the same context, CIS is leading in big data/data science education and research in Egypt. The Center offers computational resources enabling advanced computer science research and recently acquired high-performance GPU boxes and embedded computing boards specifically targeting deep neural networks, visual computing and big data research. The center emphasizes endorsing high-quality interdisciplinary collaborative research with local and international partners. CIS aims to address the critical challenges in several areas of national importance to Egypt including health, agriculture, traffic and the environment.


To be the leading center for informatics science benefiting Egypt and the region by advocating excellence in goal-oriented applied informatics research. 


To conduct research and development of novel technologies for the management and interpretation of scientific information.

Research Tracks:

  1. Data and Text Mining is a field that aims at discovering “useful and previously unknown ‘gems’ of information in large text amounts” thus trying to maximize the benefits of increased textual availability. Examples of applications include security, biomedical applications, online media, sentiment analysis, marketing applications and academic applications, among others. 
  2. Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary field joining the field of Biology and Computer Science. Bioinformatics is concerned with the organization and analysis of biological data. For molecular biologists, Bioinformatics is the practice of using software tools to analyze biological data to extract new data, generate new hypotheses, or search for effective molecules. NUBIOS (Nile University Bioinformatics Server). 
  3. Medical Imaging and Image Processing focuses on the development of imaging devices to reveal different aspects of the tissue and organs based on different physical properties of tissue.  This includes the ability to block x-ray (radiography and CT), the magnetic properties of tissue (MRI), the absorption and incorporation of isotopes (nuclear imaging, SPECT and PET), the mechanical property and its interaction with the propagating sonic waves (ultrasound), and other novel modalities. The implementation of these technologies is manifested in the number of modalities that are currently being used: CT, MRU, US, SPECT, PET, etc.