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.


Prospective students can reach out to to request an appointment to speak with a Department of Computer and Information Technology student services professional.

Current students can schedule an appointment to meet with academic advisors in person or virtually via BoilerConnect.


Potential recruiters can connect with our world-class students and their groundbreaking research in a variety of ways from participating in our Computing Career Fair to speaking with one of our many student organizations.

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After competing in a design competition here at Purdue in my sophomore year of high school, I knew this was my dream school. As a visual learner, I wanted more experience working with technology used in the industry than sitting in lectures and CIT offers me that. With wonderful faculty and advisors to help me with any questions I have, I couldn't have chosen a better college.
Sravya Antharam
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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