The Indiana University School of Informatics includes the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering at Indiana University Bloomington, the School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI and programs at IU East, IU Kokomo, IU South Bend, and IU Southeast.

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 B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. programs in informatics, computer science, data science, intelligent systems engineering, and information and library 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.

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