Indiana University School of Informatics

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Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering
Address
919 East 10th St., Bloomington, Indiana 47408 and 535 West Michigan St., Indianapolis, Indiana, 46202
Information
Established2017
DeanRaj Acharya
Enrollment3069
CampusBloomington and Indianapolis
Website

The Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering[1] is an academic unit of Indiana University located on the Indiana University Bloomington (IUB) campus and, under the name Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing (SOIC), on the Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) campus. On the Bloomington campus, the School consists of the Department of Informatics, the Department of Computer Science, the Department of Information and Library Science, and the Department of Intelligent Systems Engineering. On the Indianapolis campus, the School consist of the Department of Human-Centered Computing, the Department of BioHealth Informatics, and the Department of Library and Information Science.

Schoolwide programs include the BS in Informatics, MS in Bioinformatics, MS in Human-Computer Interaction, and PhD in Informatics. Bloomington-specific programs include the BS, MS, and PhD in Intelligent Systems Engineering; BS, MS, and PhD in Computer Science; MS in Informatics; MS in Secure Computing; Master of Library Science; Master of Information Science; and PhD in Information Science. Indianapolis-specific programs include the BS in Biomedical Informatics; BS in Health Information Management; BS in Media Arts and Science; BS/MS in Biomedical Informatics/Bioinformatics or Health Informatics; BS/MS in Health Information Management and Health Informatics; BS/MS in Informatics/Applied Data Science, Bioinformatics, Health Informatics, or HCI; BS/MS in HCI or Media Arts and Science; MS in Media Arts and Science; MS in Health Informatics; and Master of Library and Information Science. In addition, the School confers a number of undergraduate and PhD minors and undergraduate and graduate certificates.

Notable faculty include Katy Börner, Daniel P. Friedman, Geoffrey C. Fox, and Johan Bollen.

History[edit]

The School of Informatics was founded in 2000 as the first school of its kind in the United States. That fall, the first classes were offered on both campuses. Two years later, in 2002, the School hired its first full professor (Bill Aspray) and conferred its first degrees (22 students).

By the end of 2004, the School had buildings of its own – a former sorority house on the north side of the Bloomington campus, and the newly constructed Informatics and Communications Technology Complex (ICTC) building on the Indianapolis (IUPUI) campus. In 2005, the Department of Computer Science joined the School in Bloomington, significantly changing the research and course offerings of the five-year-old organization.[2] At that time, the School had 1,500 students and had graduated 600 students.

In 2007, with the retirement of founding dean Mike Dunn, Bobby Schnabel, former vice provost/associate vice chancellor at the University of Colorado-Boulder, took over. Raj Acharya, the founding director and head of the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Penn State University, replaced Schnabel in 2016.[3] The School has continued to grow, with nearly 150 faculty, over 2,000 students, and multiple buildings between the two campuses.[4]

In July 2013, the School of Informatics merged with the School of Library and Information Science and became the School of Informatics and Computing on both campuses. Administrators from both schools claimed that the closeness of the subject matter studied in Library and Information Science and Informatics made the union practical and would offer students and faculty a greater breadth.[5]

In August 2017, the name of the School of Informatics and Computing on the Bloomington campus was officially changed to the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering (SICE) following the addition of a new major in Intelligent Systems Engineering. In January 2018, the Bloomington school moved into Luddy Hall.[6]

In October 2019, the school was renamed Luddy School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering in honor of Indiana University alumnus and information technology pioneer Fred Luddy.[1]

Departments[edit]

Bloomington campus[edit]

  • Computer Science[7]
  • Informatics[8]
  • Information and Library Science[9]
  • Intelligent Systems Engineering[10]

Indianapolis campus[edit]

  • BioHealth Informatics[11]
  • Human-Centered Computing[12]
  • Library and Information Science[13]

Programs[edit]

Bloomington campus[edit]

Undergraduate programs include:[14]

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Data Science, Informatics, Intelligent Systems Engineering
  • Accelerated BS/MS Program in Computer Science, Information Science, Intelligent Systems Engineering, Library Science

Graduate programs include:[15]

  • Master of Information Science
  • Master of Library Science
  • Master of Science in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Data Science, Human-Computer Interaction, Informatics, Intelligent Systems Engineering, Secure Computing
  • Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity, Data Science, Information Architecture
  • Accelerated Master's Program in Computer Science, Information Science, Intelligent Systems Engineering, Library Science
  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, Informatics, Information Science, Intelligent Systems Engineering

Indianapolis campus[edit]

Undergraduate programs include:

  • Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Informatics,[16] Health Information Management,[17] Informatics,[18] Media Arts and Science[19]
  • Accelerated BS/MS Program in Applied Data Science, Bioinformatics, Health Informatics, Human-Computer Interaction, Media Arts and Science[20]

Graduate programs include:

  • Master of Science in Applied Data Science,[21] Bioinformatics,[22] Health Informatics,[23] Human-Computer Interaction,[24] Media Arts and Science[25]
  • Ph.D. in Data Science,[26] Informatics[27]

Luddy Hall[edit]

The current home of Luddy on the Bloomington campus Luddy Hall broke ground in 2015. [28] The building was named for the Luddy family, many members of which are IU alumni, including tech entrepreneur and IU donor Fred Luddy.[29] The building opened at the end of the Fall 2017 semester, and SICE moved in for the Spring 2018 semester.

The 124,000-square-foot (11,500 m2) building cost of $39.8 million. The building contains five research labs and 19 conference rooms[7], and also houses faculty offices and serves as the meeting place for most Luddy classes.[30]

Rankings[edit]

  • Department of Information and Library Science ranked 9th by U.S. News & World Report in 2017[31]
  • Information and Library Science Discipline ranked 2nd in 2017 Academic Ranking of World Universities[32]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "$60M gift to create major initiative in artificial intelligence at IU". News at IU. 2019-10-18. Retrieved 2019-10-26.
  2. ^ Zennie, Michael (29 March 2005). "Schools of informatics, library science to merge". Indiana Daily Student. Retrieved 22 April 2018.
  3. ^ http://archive.inside.indiana.edu/spotlights-profiles/faculty-staff/2016-08-24-raj-acharya.shtml
  4. ^ http://www.soic.indiana.edu/discover/news-events/index.shtml
  5. ^ Sokol, Michelle. "Schools of informatics, library science to merge". Indiana Daily Student. Retrieved 22 April 2018.
  6. ^ Williams, Kara. "Luddy Hall meant as a model of innovation for students". Indiana Daily Student. Retrieved 22 April 2018.
  7. ^ a b "Department of Computer Science". www.cs.indiana.edu. Retrieved 2018-05-01.
  8. ^ "Department of Informatics". www.informatics.indiana.edu. Retrieved 2018-05-01.
  9. ^ "Department of Information and Library Science". www.ils.indiana.edu. Retrieved 2018-05-01.
  10. ^ "Department of Intelligent Systems Engineering". www.engineering.indiana.edu. Retrieved 2018-05-01.
  11. ^ "Department of BioHealth Informatics". soic.iupui.edu/biohealth. Retrieved 2019-04-11.
  12. ^ "Department of Human-Centered Computing". soic.iupui.edu/hcc. Retrieved 2019-04-11.
  13. ^ "Department of Library and Information Science". soic.iupui.edu/lis. Retrieved 2019-04-11.
  14. ^ "Degrees & Certificates: Undergraduate: Home: Indiana University". www.sice.indiana.edu. Retrieved 2019-10-13.
  15. ^ "Degrees & Certificates: Graduate: Home: Indiana University". www.sice.indiana.edu. Retrieved 2019-10-13.
  16. ^ "Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Informatics". soic.iupui.edu/undergraduate/degrees/biomedical-informatics. Retrieved 2019-04-11.
  17. ^ "Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management". soic.iupui.edu/undergraduate/degrees/him. Retrieved 2019-04-11.
  18. ^ "Bachelor of Science in Informatics". soic.iupui.edu/undergraduate/degrees/informatics. Retrieved 2019-04-11.
  19. ^ "Bachelor of Science in Media Arts and Science". soic.iupui.edu/undergraduate/degrees/media-arts. Retrieved 2019-04-11.
  20. ^ "Accelerated Bachelor's and Master's Degree Program". soic.iupui.edu/undergraduate/accelerated-bachelors-masters. Retrieved 2019-04-11.
  21. ^ "Master of Science in Applied Data Science". soic.iupui.edu/graduate/degrees/data-science/data-science-masters. Retrieved 2019-04-11.
  22. ^ "Master of Science in Bioinformatics". soic.iupui.edu/biohealth/graduate/bioinformatics/masters. Retrieved 2019-04-11.
  23. ^ "Master of Science in Health Informatics". soic.iupui.edu/biohealth/graduate/health-informatics/masters. Retrieved 2019-04-11.
  24. ^ "Master of Science in Human-Computer Interaction". soic.iupui.edu/hcc/graduate/hci/masters. Retrieved 2019-04-11.
  25. ^ "Master of Science in Media Arts and Science". soic.iupui.edu/hcc/graduate/media-arts-masters. Retrieved 2019-04-11.
  26. ^ "Ph.D. in Data Science". soic.iupui.edu/graduate/degrees/data-science/data-science-phd. Retrieved 2019-04-11.
  27. ^ "Graduate Degrees". soic.iupui.edu/graduate/degrees. Retrieved 2019-04-11.
  28. ^ "Luddy Hall to facilitate cooperation, entrepreneurship - Indiana Daily Student". www.idsnews.com. Retrieved 2018-05-01.
  29. ^ "Fred Luddy: Naming Donor: Luddy Hall: Alumni & Giving: Home: Indiana University". www.sice.indiana.edu. Archived from the original on 2018-05-01. Retrieved 2018-05-01.
  30. ^ "Faculty Directory: Faculty & Research: Home: Indiana University". www.sice.indiana.edu. Retrieved 2018-05-01.
  31. ^ "Best Library and Information Studies Programs". U.S. News & World Report. 2017.
  32. ^ Piurek, Ryan. "Several IU programs near the top in world university rankings". News at IU. Retrieved 2018-05-01.

Coordinates: 39°10′19.0″N 86°31′21.5″W / 39.171944°N 86.522639°W / 39.171944; -86.522639

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