About the Department
The Department of Computer and Information Technology was established in 1978 and has since grown to include 500 undergraduate students, 60 graduate students, and over 3,500 alumni around the world. Our program is offered in Indiana at locations in West Lafayette, Columbus, and Kokomo. Many faculty have several years of industry experience and maintain active consulting practices. Several are award-winning teachers, nationally and internationally published authors, and they actively engage in applied research activities with industry and government partners.
The bachelor’s degree in computer and information technology was one of the first baccalaureate IT programs to attain accreditation from the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET (http://www.abet.org). Accreditation verifies that the program delivers the highest quality education and training in the information technology field. The program’s strengths include hands-on laboratories, student involvement in faculty research projects, developmental projects and internships with industrial and governmental partners.
About the Faculty
The Department of Computer and Information Technology boasts a faculty with academic, industrial and government experience. They engage in a numerous research projects on a variety of topics:
- High-performance computing
- Homeland security
Health and bioinformatics
Faculty research has been funded by national organizations, such as the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Health, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.