Computer and Information Technology



The faculty and staff in the Department of Computer and Information Technology (CIT) provide education opportunities, conduct research and develop relationships within and outside Purdue, with the goal of addressing global challenges on a local scale.

We bring education and research together to better serve society and to fulfill the University’s land grant mission.

We continue to put transformative active learning into CIT classes, and work to further the development of new pedagogical approaches.




Realistic-looking, high-tech gloves designed to not be noticed

Byung-Cheol “BC” Min is an assistant professor in computer and information technology and a founder and director of the Smart Machine and Assistive Robotics Technology (SMART) Lab. He and colleagues in the College of Engineering are channeling their ingenuity and problem-solving skills to make life better for people with prosthetic hands.

Min’s team is developing an electronic glove (e-glove) that fits over an artificial hand to enhance the prosthetic’s capabilities while appearing more realistic. Electronic sensors fitted inside the e-glove detect pressure, temperature and hydration. A connected digital tracker worn on the wrist displays sensory data. In addition to receiving stimuli, the e-glove can be made in a number of skin colors and even emit warmth.

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Purdue Polytechnic Institute -- one of 10 academic colleges at Purdue University -- has some of the nation’s best university Computer and Information Technology (CIT) programs. We want to connect you with our world-class students and their groundbreaking research.

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I really liked computers in high school, so I found CIT. I like the variety of classes and the different avenues you can choose in the computer techie world. For a class project, we got to build a database scheme with one of the veterinary clinics in Lafayette.
Collin Stevens
Computer Information Technology
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Department of Computer and Information Technology

Knoy Hall
Room 255
401 N. Grant St. 
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Phone: 765-494-2560

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