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The Department of Computer Science

Founded in 1962, the Department of Computer Science was created to be an innovative base of knowledge in the emerging field of computing as the first degree-awarding program in the United States. The department continues to advance the computer science industry through research. Graduates of the program are able to solve complex and challenging problems in many fields. The increasing centrality of computer science in academic disciplines and society, and new research activities - centered around data science, artificial intelligence, programming languages, theoretical computer science, machine learning, and cybersecurity - are the future focus of the department.

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Elisa Bertino, Samuel D. Conte Professor of Computer Science.

Elisa Bertino receives the inaugural Elena Lucrezia Cornaro Piscopia International Award

The Samuel D. Conte Professor of Computer Science and Research Director at CERIAS received the award for sustained excellence in many research areas in the discipline of computer science, including information security and database systems, and a commitment to correct its gender imbalance.


The newsletter for alumni and friends of Purdue CS for Apr 2022. Here at Purdue Computer Science, we advance the profession through research and our graduates solve complex and challenging problems in many fields.

Purdue CS E-News | JAN 2024

The newsletter for alumni and friends of Purdue CS for January 2024. At Purdue Computer Science, we advance the profession through research and our graduates solve complex and challenging problems in many fields.


CSGrad4US aims to increase the number and diversity of domestic graduate students pursuing research and innovation careers in computer and information science and engineering fields.

Inspiring futures: CSGrad4US fellowships for computing PhDs

CSGrad4US aims to increase the number and diversity of domestic graduate students pursuing research and innovation careers in computer and information science and engineering fields. The program helps bachelor’s degree holders return to academia and pursue their research interests, enabling them to engage in innovative and high-impact projects without the burden of financial constraints.


Professor Bedrich Benes

AI learns to simulate how trees grow and shape in response to their environments

A research team from Purdue University’s Department of Computer Science and Institute for Digital Forestry, with collaborator Sören Pirk at Kiel University in Germany, has discovered that artificial intelligence can simulate tree growth and shape.


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