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Why Choose Computer Science

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.

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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