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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).

More information: Photos | Agenda.

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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News

Argamon to Give Keynote Speech at Figurative Language Workshop
Shlomo Argamon, professor of computer science and director of IIT’s Master of Data Science program, will give the keynote... read more
Raicu Receives TCSC Young Achiever Award in Scalable Computing
Ioan Raicu, assistant professor of computer science, has received the IEEE Technical Committee on Scalable Computing (TCSC) Award... read more
Ron Hochsprung, Fueling Innovation
The story of how Ron Hochsprung (CS’72) has fueled innovation in computer science is now available.
2014 Tsao Family Graduate Scholarship Recipients
At the 2014 CS Commencement ceremony, which was held May 17, the first recipients of the newly established Tsao Family Graduate... read more
College of Science Announces 2014 Undergraduate Summer Research Stipend Winners
The College of Science has chosen eight students to receive this year’s undergraduate summer research stipends. The... read more

Events

Aug 20, 11:30am to 12:30pm
Computer Science Department - College of Science - Other - Stuart Building Auditorium (SB 104)
Wed.
Aug 20
Chris Gladwin - Founder and Vice Chairman, Cleversafe
Aug 22, 8:30am to 10:15am
College of Science - College of Science - Other - MTCC Auditorium
Fri.
Aug 22
Sep 19, 12:00pm to Sep 20, 8:30pm
Illinois Institute of Technology - Reunion - IIT Main Campus
Fri.
Sep 19

Events

Aug 20, 11:30am to 12:30pm
College of Science - Other - Stuart Building Auditorium (SB 104)
Wed.
Aug 20
Chris Gladwin - Founder and Vice Chairman, Cleversafe
Aug 22, 8:30am to 10:15am
College of Science - Other - MTCC Auditorium
Fri.
Aug 22
Sep 19, 12:00pm to Sep 20, 8:30pm
- Reunion - IIT Main Campus
Fri.
Sep 19