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Informatics thinks big picture by studying how the world communicates and engages.

The Informatics program at the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering focuses on innovative, multidisciplinary solutions to solve real-world problems though technology.

Informatics at SICE provides a balance between technological, scientific, and social dimensions involved in the development, study, and application of information technology.

All graduate programs offered by Informatics fall under the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) classification. For more information about the STEM classification, go to https://www.ed.gov/stem and https://ois.iu.edu/visas/faculty-visas/stem-opt/index.html.

Informatics offers the following degrees:

  • Ph.D. in Informatics, Bioinformatics - The Bioinformatics track provides training in the use of computational approaches to solve biological and medical research problems.
  • Ph.D. in Informatics, Complex Networks and Systems - With its unique interdisciplinary, systems-thinking and data driven approach, this track trains students to master the connections between theoretical, technological, biomedical, and social implications of complex networks and systems in a research-oriented curriculum.
  • Ph.D. in Informatics, Computing, Culture, and Society - Grounded in the Science and Technology Studies (STS) tradition, the Computing, Culture and Society (CCS) track focuses on the relationship between technological innovation and larger social, political, legal, and economic developments.
  • Ph.D. in Informatics, Human Computer Interaction Design - The HCID track investigates the relations between design ways of knowing and the development of interactive technologies, emphasizing human needs, experiences, and respect for all.
  • Ph.D. in Informatics, Intelligent and Interactive Systems - The Intelligent and Interactive Systems (IIS) track deals with computer systems and robots that support or complement people in human-machine collaborations, both from technical and humanistic perspectives.
  • Ph.D. in Informatics, Proactive Health Informatics - The Proactive Health Informatics track empowers people and communities to better understand, manage, and engage with their health by gathering data, designing technologies, and facilitating research.
  • Ph.D. in Informatics, Security Informatics - The Security track within Informatics examines security as well as privacy from an interdisciplinary sociotechnical perspective that includes the social sciences.
  • Ph.D. in Informatics, Virtual Heritage - Virtual Heritage studies how new technologies can further and, in some cases, redefine the traditional missions of cultural heritage disciplines such as Anthropology, Architectural History, Art History, and Egyptology.
  • M.S. in Human Computer Interaction Design
  • M.S. in Informatics - This program provides multiple paths to innovation that touch on the technological, social, and scientific impact of information technology. 

Informatics students come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. Through the highly interdisciplinary nature of the program, our students learn to collaborate and understand each other’s perspectives while working toward developing creative solutions to real-world problems. Our students build relationships and skills that last a lifetime.

Composition of the Fall 2018 Ph.D. cohort

Composition of the Fall 2018 MS cohort