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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.



Assistant Professor Christina Garman

Garman wins Test-of-Time award at IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy

A research paper seen as a “blueprint” for the first practical use of zero-knowledge proofs (ZK-proofs) has received an IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy Test-of-Time Award. Assistant Professor Christina Garman is one of the authors of the paper, released in 2014, which laid the foundations for blockchain privacy and scaling.

Associate Professor Chunyi Peng

Reversing Labs Blog: When it comes to threat modeling, not all threats are created equal

Chunyi Peng, an associate professor of computer science at Purdue University, said that identifying inherent threats can directly help organizations become aware of possible threats — and thus take actions to avoid such risks.

Eugene H. Spafford, professor of computer science

Spafford to chair external board for $45M Sandia Labs digital assurance campaign

Eugene H. Spafford, professor of computer science and executive director emeritus of CERIAS, Purdue’s Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security, has been appointed chair of the External Advisory Board for Sandia’s Digital Assurance for High Consequence Systems (DAHCS) Mission Campaign.

BLRS2 team are world champions

Purdue's ACM SIGbots win world championship

Purdue University's ACM SIGBots competed in and won the VEX Robotics World Championship, presented by the Northrop Grumman Foundation, with a total of 114 university teams in attendance at the event in Dallas, TX.


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