The CIS Platypus

So who is this CIS Platypus, anyway??


The CIS Platypus (Imagingus Scientificus; common name: Imaging Science) is a multidisiplinary center endemic to Rochester Institute of Technology. Together with six other departments/schools, it is one of the seven fields of study under the College of Science. It is the sole representative of undergraduate Imaging Science programs in the United States, though a number of related majors have been found on record.

The unique appearance of this mathematics, physics, engineering, and computer science mutant hybrid baffled many college applicants when they first encountered it, with some considering it too good to be true. The unique features of the CIS Platypus make it an important subject in the study and development of high-tech industry and invention.

First discovered in the late 20th century, it is now in extremely high demand. Despite the recent downturn in economic trends, offspring (graduates) of the CIS platypus are highly prized and sought after for their unique, yet flexible and highly applicable knowledge base.



The CIS Platypus is Born

(...or, hatched.)


Imaging Science is to disciplines as the platypus is to the animal kingdom: a conglomeration of usually independent characteristics all brought together into a single body. We are the sum of our parts.



What are these parts?


The CIS Platypus analogy works well to illustrate the Center for Imaging Science both academically as well as from a research perspective:

  • In the academic sense, the "parts" can be thought of as math, physics, engineering, computer science...
  • In the research sense, the parts can be thought of as our many research areas (See: Imaging Research tab, above).



To learn more about Imaging Science, please see our Information Booklet.


Last Modified: 12:52pm 16 Dec 09