The School of Informatics includes the School of Informatics and Computing, Bloomington and the School of Informatics, IUPUI. The mission of the School is to excel and lead in education, research, and outreach spanning and integrating the full breadth of computing and information technology, including the scientific and technical core, a broad range of applications, and human and societal issues and implications.
The School aims to lead the nation in creating a new, broad and interdisciplinary view of computing and information technology, and uses this viewpoint as the foundation of its main areas of emphasis:
Education and Research
The School offers a broad array of bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in informatics and computer science, and conducts research in a wide range of computing and informatics foundations, applications and implications. This range includes:
- foundational areas including algorithms, data and search, networks and systems, and programming languages
- interdisciplinary applications in areas including artificial intelligence, cognitive science and robotics, complex systems, cyber-infrastructure, digital media, health and life sciences, and security and privacy
- human and societal issues including human computer interaction and social informatics
Economic Development and Entrepreneurship
The School aims to provide talented graduates and professional expertise to a wide range of computing and information technology businesses and occupations, and places special emphasis on partnering with information technology businesses and needs in the state of Indiana. It also emphasizes and supports a culture of entrepreneurship in its students, faculty and alumni.
The School aims to provide an environment that involves a diverse array of students, staff and faculty, including women and under-represented minorities, and people with a wide range of intellectual interests and talents. The broad view that the School takes of computing and information technology education and research provides a strong foundation for its diversity goals and being recognized as a national exemplar.