Vision & Mission

Our vision

We shape tomorrow. We confront problems and create solutions. We expand information’s impact and technology’s potential. Together, our faculty, staff, students, and alumni make the world a better place—day by day, project by project, leap by leap.

Our mission

The Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering two campus' at Indiana University Bloomington and Indianapolis. The mission of the School is to excel and lead in education, research, and outreach spanning and integrating the full breadth of computing and information technology, including the scientific and technical core, a broad range of applications, and human and societal issues and implications.

The School aims to lead the nation in creating a new, broad, and interdisciplinary view of computing and information technology, and uses this viewpoint as the foundation of its main areas of emphasis:

Education and research

The School offers a broad array of bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in informatics and computer science, and conducts research in a wide range of computing and informatics foundations, applications, and implications. This range includes:

  • foundational areas including algorithms, data and search, networks and systems, machine learning, engineering science, and programming languages
  • interdisciplinary applications in areas including artificial intelligence, cognitive science and robotics, complex systems, cyber-infrastructure, digital media, health and life sciences, and security and privacy
  • human and societal issues including human-computer interaction and social informatics

Economic development and entrepreneurship

The School aims to provide talented graduates and professional expertise to a wide range of computing and information technology businesses and occupations, and places special emphasis on partnering with information technology businesses and needs in the state of Indiana. It also emphasizes and supports a culture of entrepreneurship in its students, faculty, and alumni.

Diversity, Equity, and inclusion

The vision of the School is of a community committed to diversity as a core strength and as a principle for maximum innovation, creativity, pedagogy, and scholarship. The School reaches inclusive excellence through an ongoing process of self-reflection, analysis, engagement, and feedback. It prioritizes inclusive excellence in its strategic directions and resource allocations, and reaches inclusive excellence when all members of the Luddy community strive for deep recognition and affirmation of who we all are, where we come from, and what kind of school we want to be.

View the Luddy School’s Strategic Plan for Inclusive Excellence.