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The Department of Computer Science welcomes eight new faculty members in 2021. The new faculty will join the department during a large-scale hiring effort across key strategic areas in the College of Science.

Purdue Computer Science welcomes new faculty

The Department of Computer Science is happy to announce that eight new faculty members will join the department from the 2021 hiring effort. They join the department during a large-scale hiring effort across key strategic areas in the College of Science. 


Professor Roopsha Samanta

Samanta wins Amazon Research Award

Professor Roopsha Samanta is one among the 26 awardees of the Spring 2021 Amazon Research Awards. Her project is titled, Automated and Modular Parameterized Verification of Distributed Systems.


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Competitive programming team advances to World Finals in North American Championship

The Purdue CS competitive programming team placed 12th in the International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) North America Championship. They will advance to the world finals contest in Moscow, October 1-6, 2021.


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Purdue joins newly established NSF AI Institute

Purdue Computer Science Professors, Elisa Bertino and Chunyi Peng, join a newly established NSF funded National Artificial Intelligence Research Institute, the AI Institute for Future Edge Networks and Distributed Intelligence (AI-EDGE).


Anuran Makur

Professor Anuran Makur receives IEEE Dissertation Award

Assistant Professor Anuran Makur has received the IEEE Information Theory Society Thomas M. Cover Dissertation Award. Makur’s thesis, “Information Contraction and Decomposition” was completed in June 2019 in the EECS Department at MIT.


Purdue CS senior, Esteban Vicente-Paulino Richey, has built Purdue’s campus inside of the popular video game Minecraft

Purdue inside Minecraft

Purdue CS senior, Esteban Vicente-Paulino Richey, has built Purdue’s campus inside of the popular video game Minecraft. First starting his passion project in 2019, 300 hours later and 3 million blocks placed, Richey has 52% of campus built within the game.


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