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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

As student interest in computing-related majors and the societal impact of artificial intelligence and chips continue to rise rapidly, Purdue has launched a new major initiative, Purdue Computes, consisting of four dimensions that will connect faculty and students from across the institution and enable the university to advance to the forefront with unparalleled excellence at scale.


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Purdue CS Professors: Aniket Bera, Daniel Aliaga, Raymond Yeh, and Bedrich Benes

Purdue CS graphics and vision faculty presented 13 papers at CVPR 2024

Purdue CS computer graphics and computer vision faculty presented thirteen papers at the 2043 IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) is the No. 1 conference in Engineering & Computer Science per Google Scholar.

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Purdue's graduate programs continued their elevation in latest U.S. News & World Report rankings

“Purdue graduate students and faculty in master’s, doctoral and professional degree programs are among the best in the country,” Purdue President Mung Chiang said. “The latest graduate and research rankings reflect the success of our students and colleagues across multiple colleges as we continue to support scholarly excellence at scale.”

Jeremiah Blocki, an associate professor of computer science at Purdue, stands in front of a whiteboard of cryptography research in his office. Blocki’s work with passwords and secure systems is finding new and better ways to store information as securely as possible. (Purdue University photo/Greta Bell)

Can science make it too costly for hackers to attempt to steal information?

Jeremiah Blocki, an associate professor of computer science in Purdue’s College of Science, applies his work with passwords and secure systems to stem the ongoing tide of hackers by finding new and better ways to store information as securely as possible. Researchers take several angles to explore password security beyond the logon screen of your favorite website.

Assistant Professor Tianyi Zhang

Zhang earns NSF CAREER award

Assistant Professor Tianyi Zhang won a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award for his proposed work titled, “Regularizing Large Language Models for Safe and Reliable Program Generation." His project aims to address the challenges associated with using Large Language Models (LLMs) for program generation and develop approaches to enhance the correctness, safety, and robustness of LLM-generated code.


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