Last modified: Monday, July 6, 2009
IU Bloomington School of Informatics becomes School of Informatics and Computing
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 6, 2009
BLOOMINGTON, Ind.-- The Indiana University Bloomington School of Informatics was re-named the School of Informatics and Computing effective July 1.
This change was made to reflect the composition of the school, which since 2005 has included both informatics and computer science programs.
"The new name better depicts what we are as a school," said Dean Bobby Schnabel. "In addition, it positions us well with our peer institutions, such as Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science, Cornell University's School of Computing and Information Science, Georgia Tech's College of Computing, and the University of California-Irvine's Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences."
The school offers bachelor's and Ph.D. programs in informatics and computer science, and master's programs in computer science, bioinformatics, chemical informatics, human computer interaction design, and security informatics. There are 72 faculty members on the Bloomington campus conducting research in a wide variety of science and technology-related areas. The programs that the school offers and conducts will not change as a result of this name change, but the new name is indicative of the growing integration between the programs.
Founded in 2000 as the first school of its kind in the United States, the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing is dedicated to research and teaching across a broad range of computing and information technology, with emphases on science, applications and societal implications.
The school is dedicated to excellence in education and research, to partnerships that bolster economic development and entrepreneurship, and to increasing opportunities for women and underrepresented minorities in computing and technology. For more information, visit www.informatics.indiana.edu.