At the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering, innovation starts with our very existence.
Our rare combination of programs—including informatics, computer science, library science, information science, and intelligent systems engineering—makes our school one of the largest, broadest, and most accomplished of its kind.
Our extensive programs are united by a focus on information and technology. These rapidly evolving fields demand new ideas, new discoveries, new applications—the types of innovations our faculty develop and the kinds of complex problems our students learn to solve.
Library science, information science, and computer science have long histories at Indiana University. The highly ranked (9th nationally by US News and World Report) School of Library and Information Science was founded in 1951 and has alumni that have influenced organizations from the Library of Congress to Google. The computer science department was founded in 1971. Computer science alumni have gone on to stellar careers in higher education while others have founded influential tech companies.
The founding of the School of Informatics in 2000 added a new dimension to technology education and research at IU. The School of Informatics was the first school of its kind—an innovative, interdisciplinary program where technology fuels discoveries in fields ranging from music to microbiology. We offered the first Ph.D. in Informatics as well as one of the first master’s degrees in cybersecurity. The young informatics alumni base is already making an impact around the world.
Capitalizing on the ever-changing information and technology world, the Department of Computer Science joined the School of Informatics in 2005. In 2009, we became the School of Informatics and Computing.
Our intelligent systems engineering department, established in 2016, takes a modern approach to engineering. Our degrees are designed for what engineering is and will be. Modern information technology approaches—such as intelligent systems, big data, and artificial intelligence—have been part of our DNA from the start.
The importance of our engineering program to keeping our School on the forefront of innovation was reflected when we changed our name to the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering in 2017.
Our journey began in 1951, but the newly expanded School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering is just getting started. The opening of the state-of-the-art Luddy Hall will provide SICE with a new home as we explore the frontiers of the Information Age. We’re leading the way. It’s what we do.
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.