When the School of Informatics was founded in 2000, it was the first school of its kind. Over the years, other groundbreaking and celebrated IU programs have joined the Department of Informatics in our school: the Department of Computer Science (founded in 1971), the Department of Information and Library Science (founded in 1951), and the Department of Intelligent Systems Engineering (founded in 2016). In addition, the Department of Statistics (founded in 2006) has been co-located with our school since 2018.
Now we’re called the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering.
Our departments’ achievements have included pioneering advances in programming languages, offering the first Ph.D. in Informatics and one of the first master’s degrees in cybersecurity, producing influential research in human computer interaction and complex systems, and launching IU’s first engineering program. And we’re continuing to evolve every day.