Departments & Programs

Department of Computer and Information Science
Engineering, Science and Technology Building, SL 280
723 W. Michigan Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5132
Phone: (317) 274-9727; fax: (317) 274-9742

Academic Advising Appointments  First year students should contact Andy Harris or Beth Tidball. All other students should contact their assigned advisor.

  • Professor Durresi, Fang (Chair), Liang, Palakal, Raje
  • Professor and Dean Emeritus Yovits
  • Emeritus Faculty Olson
  • Associate Professors Baker, Mukhopadhyay, Tuceryan, Zheng, Zou
  • Assistant Professors Chen, Dundar, Hill, Song, Xia
  • Lecturers Acheson, Harris, M. Roberts
  • Adjunct Professors Mahoui, L. Shen, Wu, Y. Zhou

The department offers Purdue University Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Graduate Certificates, and Master of Science (M.S.) degrees. It also offers a Certificate in Applied Computer Science. Students interested in research may arrange to pursue a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree through the Purdue University Graduate School. The programs of study emphasize the basic principles of computing and information processing, which include the creation, representation, display, storage, transformation, and transmission of information, as well as the software to accomplish these tasks. Because computers are used in all segments of society, the theory and practice of computer and information science are pervasive and the field is, therefore, interdisciplinary. It is also young and dynamic, as evidenced by the growth of the computer industry, so the curriculum itself evolves rapidly.