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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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Purdue Computes – Celebrating 60 years of Purdue Computer Science



Professor David Gleich

The mind’s eye of a neural network system

A diagnostic tool for neural networks published this month in Nature Machine Intelligence makes finding image recognition errors as easy as spotting mountains from an airplane. Professors David Gleich and Tamal Dey's tool improves confidence when using neural networks in high-stakes applications.

Professor Alex Pothen

Pothen named 2024 AMS Fellow

Alex Pothen, professor of computer science, is one of 40 mathematical scientists from around the world who have been named Fellows of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) for 2024. Pothen’s research interests include combinatorial scientific computing, graph algorithms, and high-performance computing. 

Professors Vassilis Zikas, Muhammad Shahbaz, Daniel Aliaga, Chunyi Peng, Antonio Bianchi, Dave Jing Tian, David Gleich

Purdue honors 7 CS faculty with Seed for Success Acorn Awards

Seven CS faculty members were among the Purdue honorees recognized as principal investigators and co-investigators who obtained their first research grants with external funding of $1 million or more for a single proposal.

Assistant Professor Rajiv Khanna and Associate Professor Vassilis Zikas

Khanna and Zikas named as research fellows to collaborate, innovate with AnalytiXIN

Associate Professor Vassilis Zikas and Assistant Professor Rajiv Khanna were named as two of nine faculty research fellows by Purdue University’s Office of Research to Indiana’s AnalytiXIN, an academic-industry initiative based in Indianapolis.


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