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CISDD's mission is to promote economic development in New York City and encourage the growth of the New York software industry. CISDD was created by the Board of Trustees, as part of CUNY's economic development initiative, in January of 2000. CISDD provides the software industry, as well as CUNY faculty and students, with opportunities to learn about cutting-edge software products and methodologies.

Specifically, CISDD accomplishes this mission, and continues to build CUNY's reputation as a software center in New York, by:

  • Pairing CUNY's experienced faculty members with software industry professionals and governmental institutions to sponsor and develop the research and creation of new and marketable software technologies; and
  • Providing specialized IT courses to students and the community at large.

CISDD is particularly interested in promoting work on core and new software technologies, including: operating system enhancements, server-side software, Linux, security issues with software, distributed computing, logic and visualization.

For more information on our services and how you can work with CISDD please visit the rest of our website.

Theodore Brown

Graduate Center
Room 4423

Phone 212-817-8190