Indiana University School of Informatics

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Indiana University School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering (SICE)
Address
919 E 10th St, Bloomington, IN 47408

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Information
Established2017
DeanRaj Acharya
Enrollment3069
CampusBloomington, IN, U.S.
Website

The Indiana University School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering (SICE) is an academic unit of Indiana University located on the Indiana University Bloomington (IUB) 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, entities of the School are under the auspices of the moniker "School of Informatics and Computing", and 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, Master of Library Science, 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 Information Science, and PhD in Information Science. Indianapolis-specific programs include the BS in Health Information Administration, BS in Media Arts and Science, BS/MS in Informatics, BS/MS in Media Arts and Science, MS in Media Arts and Science, and MS in Health Informatics. 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.[1] 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.[2] The School has continued to grow, with nearly 150 faculty, over 2,000 students, and multiple buildings between the two campuses.[3]

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.[4]

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.[5]

Departments[edit]

  • Department of Computer Science[6]
  • Department of Informatics[7]
  • Department of Information and Library Science[8]
  • Department of Intelligent Systems Engineering[9]

Programs[edit]

Undergraduate programs include:[10]

  • Bachelor's of Science in Computer Science, Informatics, Intelligent Systems Engineering
  • Accelerated Master's Program in Computer Science, Information Science, Information Systems, Intelligent Systems Engineering

Graduate programs include:[11]

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

Luddy Hall[edit]

The current home of SICE on the Bloomington campus Luddy Hall broke ground in 2015. [12] The building was named for the Luddy family, many members of which are IU alumni, including tech entrepreneur and IU donor Fred Luddy.[13] 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[6], and also houses faculty offices and serves as the meeting place for most SICE classes.[14]

Rankings[edit]

  • Department of Information and Library Science ranked 9th by U.S. News & World Report in 2017[15]
  • Information and Library Science Discipline ranked 2nd in 2017 Academic Ranking of World Universities[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zennie, Michael (29 March 2005). "Schools of informatics, library science to merge". Indiana Daily Student. Retrieved 22 April 2018.
  2. ^ http://archive.inside.indiana.edu/spotlights-profiles/faculty-staff/2016-08-24-raj-acharya.shtml
  3. ^ http://www.soic.indiana.edu/discover/news-events/index.shtml
  4. ^ Sokol, Michelle. "Schools of informatics, library science to merge". Indiana Daily Student. Retrieved 22 April 2018.
  5. ^ Williams, Kara. "Luddy Hall meant as a model of innovation for students". Indiana Daily Student. Retrieved 22 April 2018.
  6. ^ a b www.cs.indiana.edu https://www.cs.indiana.edu/. Retrieved 2018-05-01. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ www.informatics.indiana.edu https://www.informatics.indiana.edu/. Retrieved 2018-05-01. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. ^ www.ils.indiana.edu https://www.ils.indiana.edu/. Retrieved 2018-05-01. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  9. ^ www.engineering.indiana.edu https://www.engineering.indiana.edu/. Retrieved 2018-05-01. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  10. ^ "Degrees & Certificates: Undergraduate: Home: Indiana University". www.sice.indiana.edu. Retrieved 2018-05-01.
  11. ^ "Degrees & Certificates: Graduate: Home: Indiana University". www.sice.indiana.edu. Retrieved 2018-05-01.
  12. ^ "Luddy Hall to facilitate cooperation, entrepreneurship - Indiana Daily Student". www.idsnews.com. Retrieved 2018-05-01.
  13. ^ "Fred Luddy: Naming Donor: Luddy Hall: Alumni & Giving: Home: Indiana University". www.sice.indiana.edu. Retrieved 2018-05-01.
  14. ^ "Faculty Directory: Faculty & Research: Home: Indiana University". www.sice.indiana.edu. Retrieved 2018-05-01.
  15. ^ "Best Library and Information Studies Programs". U.S. News & World Report. 2017.
  16. ^ 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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