Message from the Dean

Dean Raj Acharya

The fields of computing and information technology are growing at an exponential rate, and our unique, highly interdisciplinary school is mirroring that growth in students, research, and innovation.

Whether it be developing the next app for your smartphone, creating new healthcare devices to improve lives, devising the next level of cybersecurity to help protect sensitive information, or studying a host of other exciting technologies, the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering provides our students with the tools they need to be industry leaders. The future will be filled with advances that are only in our wildest imagination, but those dreams will become a reality thanks to the research underway SICE.

Our mission is simple. The School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering aims to be the vanguard of advanced research and education that spans a wide range of disciplines and blends the technical and scientific aspects of computing while also considering the human and societal implications of technology. The breadth and depth of our areas of study allow students to apply their knowledge in a vast array of subjects such as biology, business, cognitive science, design, health and medicine, law, media, music, and so much more. Plus, our focus on increasing and nurturing diversity in the classroom has made us a leader in expanding the opportunities for underrepresented students and faculty. Our involvement with the National Center for Women and Information Technology and the Center of Excellence for Women in Technology are just two examples of our commitment to promoting women in computing. Our passion for entrepreneurship—including the new Shoemaker Innovation Center—gives students the opportunity to jump-start their careers or their own companies.

The launch of our intelligent systems engineering program, which was established in 2016, expanded the breadth of our school. The program is built for the future of engineering and will focus on the future technologies that will lead a revolution in artificial intelligence, machine learning, the Internet of Things, robotics, bioengineering, and more.

The new Luddy Hall is the latest example of the growing influence of our school. As the first piece of the planned North-South Woodlawn Corridor, Luddy Hall will be a symbol of the expanding role of technology while also being a beacon for the campus.

Technology careers rank among the fastest-growing in the job market. Our programs will provide the educational background you need to help you reach your goals. Our strong ties with the Indiana business community and growing reputation in the technological world makes the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering one of the leading schools at Indiana University.

The future is now, and it is brighter than ever. I invite students, employers, and entrepreneurs to explore the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering as we help create the world of tomorrow.

Raj Acharya
Dean, Rudy Professor of Engineering, Computer Science and Informatics