About Us

School of Informatics and Computing

Look ahead. Make a difference.

Educational opportunities for forward-looking careers are available at the School of Informatics and Computing. We offer a variety of academic approaches to the questions of the information age.

Our Computer Science program was established nearly 50 years ago as part of the College of Arts and Sciences, and it boasts a rich history of groundbreaking research. Building on an environment of innovation, the IU School of Informatics was founded in 2000, and the School of Informatics and the Department of Computer Science merged in 2005 as the School of Informatics and Computing. The programs exist as independent entities inside SoIC as the Department of Informatics and the Department of Computer Science.

The programs in the Department of Information and Library Science, formerly part of the School of Library and Information Science, have been accredited by the American Library Association since 1951. SLIS merged with SoIC in 2013 to form one of the most creative educational units in the computer and information technology field.

The addition of the Department of Intelligent Systems Engineering in 2016 not only created IU’s first-ever engineering program, it also ensured SoIC will remain on the cutting edge of innovation as we move forward with the Internet of Things and a technologically “smarter” world of sensors and data feedback.

The School is a founding member of the iSchool Caucus, and our faculty members maintain active leadership roles in numerous professional organizations around the country.

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