Message from the Chair

Dr Shiaofen Fang Welcome. We hope you'll take some time to browse through the site and discover the exciting research, teaching, and service activities in which our faculty members are involved. You'll find information on current news and activities of the department and at IUPUI, Indianapolis, and central Indiana as well.

The Department of Computer and Information Science is a part of the IUPUI School of Science. We offer courses that lead to the following degrees:

All degrees awarded are conferred by Purdue University.

I'm often asked why students should attend IUPUI rather than some other big-name institutions. There are many reasons; here are just a few:

  1. Faculty Interaction

    The department maintains a student-faculty ratio of 10:1, which means you'll have more personal interaction with caring, full-time faculty. Our class sizes are kept small for both undergraduate and graduate students. Introductory undergraduate classes often have less than 50 students. Upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses routinely enroll 10-15 students.

  2. High-Quality Instruction

    All required courses for our Bachelor of Science, Graduate Certificates, Master of Science, and PhD are taught by faculty, not graduate students. Faculty who truly care about your growth and development in computer science will be with you from day one.

  3. Research Opportunities

    All students, including undergraduates, are exposed to research opportunities. Students at all levels often work one-on-one with talented senior faculty to conduct research and expand knowledge in the discipline. Recently, undergraduates have presented their work at state, regional, and national conferences, and have published in top journals alongside faculty.

We welcome your feedback and inquiries. Please call 317-274-9727 or e-mail to get in touch with us.

Best Wishes,

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Shiaofen Fang, PhD
Professor and Chair