Department of Computer Science

About the department

  • Starting out?
  • Seeking to add new job skills?
  • Want to dig deep into research?

Begin your journey with the Department of Computer Science at IU's Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering in Indianapolis.

  • Earn job-focused qualifications
  • Learn new problem-solving strategies
  • Explore computer science applications ranging from health care, life sciences, AI, sensors networks, software development to cybersecurity.

The world of computer science is innovating rapidly, and in ways that impact our daily lives.  Navigate this emerging landscape through degree programs that align with your interests.

Learning and doing: A career-focused program

The Luddy Indianapolis Department of Computer Science is dedicated to preparing students for rewarding careers exploring the frontiers of emerging technology here in Indiana, and beyond. 

  • Job-focused degrees
  • Hands-on, experiential learning for all 
  • Industry partnerships 
  • Research opportunities with faculty

What computer science looks like at Luddy Indianapolis

  • An urban campus adjacent to downtown Indianapolis, the vibrant heart of Indiana’s capital city, with a strong focus on science and health care. 
  • Part of IU’s Science and Technology Corridor 
  • Home to the new Technology Resource and Innovation Hub (TRI Hub), an exciting space at the Luddy School for students, research lab space, experiential learning, and industry events. 
  • Wide-ranging programs that leverage the unique resources of IU Indianapolis in Human-AI interaction, IoT, pervasive cybersecurity, edge computing, health and biomedical sciences, and more. 


Luddy Indianapolis connects computer science with other disciplines, including AI, data science, and user experience design. These intersections are where some of the most exciting and relevant innovations will occur – and where you can make a difference... Examples include: 

  • Using AI to ensure network security and user devices 
  • Exploring trustworthy and human-centered AI  
  • Inventing novel algorithms to extract insights from medical literature 
  • Using deep learning for the early detection and classification of diseases 

Many paths to knowledge

Through our interdisciplinary program you can use your computer science knowledge to take on new challenges, from computing foundations to human-centered design, usability, and societal implications of technology. 

Strategic research areas include:

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Biomedical computing
  • Computer science education
  • Cybersecurity and privacy
  • Data science and big data
  • Machine learning
  • Natural-language processing
  • Software engineering
  • Sensors networks


Our professors have published hundreds of peer-reviewed research papers and brought in millions of dollars in external funding to IU through National Science Foundation and other grants. You’ll have opportunities to work with faculty members on research projects.

Cutting-edge research

Luddy Indianapolis faculty are actively researching how we can use technology to make life better. In 2023, the school had 53 research grants for more than $23 million, with four faculty members receiving NSF CAREER Awards

Meet our faculty