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Why Choose Computer Science?

At IIT, we teach you the foundations of computer science, so you will be able to quickly adapt to new technologies. For example, the programming languages of today may well be out of vogue in a few years, but understanding programming paradigms and when each is most applicable will enable you to keep up with the fast pace of change.

Beyond the fundamentals, IIT offers focused study in many areas of computer science, with courses on topics that include data mining, information security, artificial intelligence, and distributed computing. For bachelor's students, we also offer formal specializations in information security and in information and knowledge management systems. (In fact, the National Security Agency has designated IIT as a Center of Excellence in information assurance.) We also offer a master of science, a professional master's with 11 specializations, an interdisciplinary master of data science, and a Ph.D. If you have a bachelor's degree and just want to extend your knowledge, we also offer non-degree graduate study and graduate certificates, both of which can be applied to a master's degree later on, if you wish.

CS Reunion 2013

Continuing a tradition started by the success of the computer science department's 40th anniversary celebration two years ago, the 2013 annual reunion was held on October 2. It included a celebration of Charlie Bauer's 50 years with the department (photo right).

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Our Research

Key areas of research for the department include parallel and distributed processing, high-performance computing, computational linguistics, information retrieval, data mining, grid computing, supercomputing, cloud computing, algorithm design, approximation algorithms, and wireless networks. Check out our research page: Study the Who We Are and What We Do talks and look over our research projects. You can also look up individual faculty to find out their research interests.

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First Year Experience


Xin Chen Chairs Computational Transportation Science Workshop and GIS Contest; Named Guest Editor of GeoInformatica
Assistant Professor of Computer Science Xin Chen chaired the 7th International Workshop on Computational Transportation... read more
IIT Computer Science Team Wins IEEE Cluster 2014 Best Paper Award
As supercomputers continue to grow in scale and complexity, reliability becomes a paramount concern because the mean-time-between... read more
Lan Awarded NSF Grant for Smart HPC
Zhiling Lan, associate professor of computer science, has recently been awarded a research grant of $498,800 from the National... read more
Earn College Credit from IIT to Replace the AP Computer Science AB Exam in 2015
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Raicu Research Featured by CCC
The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) blog spotlights the work of Ioan Raicu, assistant professor of computer science at IIT... read more


Raed Mansour - Executive Assistant to the Chicago Commissioner of Public Health
Dec 2, 10:00am
Applied Mathematics & Data Science - Seminar - Stuart Building, Room 220
Dec 2