Vision & Mission
The Center for Integrated Systems is a partnership between Stanford University and member industrial firms to produce world-class research and Ph.D. graduates in fields related to integrated systems."Integrated systems" refers to complex interactions across hardware and software at several levels of structure, and to semiconductor, electronics, and computer systems within the context of real-world applications. CIS research, Ph.D. fellowships, and information-exchange programs draw on the unique strengths of the University and industry to enhance the productivity and competitiveness of both sectors.
CIS aims to develop the fundamental knowledge base and design structures necessary to achieve global excellence in computer and other electronic systems by:
In the partnership, CIS member companies provide financial support, interaction with their engineers and scientists, and access to resources (such as software, hardware and fabrication, etc.). Through participation by their senior executives, they also advise and guide research directions and curriculum development. CIS programs are managed through the guidance of Stanford faculty, using their standards for academic achievement.Stanford University Policies affecting Industrial Affiliates Program Memberships