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Purdue tops among Big Ten, R1 institutional peers in conferring PhDs to Black computer scientists

Purdue’s underlying progress is to diversify the racial makeup of its graduate student ranks, enriching the university’s research and learning enterprise and enhancing the powerful link between diversity, excellence, and academic opportunity


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 | Apr 2022

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.


Blake Holman, a PhD student at the Department of Computer Science was honored with a prestigious Ford Fellowship from the National Academy of Sciences for the quality and potential impact of his security research. 

Holman honored with Ford Fellowship

A PhD student at the Department of Computer Science was honored with a prestigious Ford Fellowship from the National Academy of Sciences for the quality and potential impact of his security research. Blake Holman’s work is in cryptography, specifically password storage and memory-hard functions.


An image of the awards given to students at the annual CS Awards Banquet

Awards and Scholarships in the Department of Computer Science

Honoring members of the Department of Computer Science who have received fellowships, awards, and scholarships.


Professors David F. Gleich and Lin Tan were promoted to full professor

Gleich and Tan receive promotion to full professor

The Purdue University Board of Trustees approved faculty promotions for two Department of Computer Science faculty members on April 8, 2022. Both Professors David F. Gleich and Lin Tan were promoted to full professor.


Niyati Sriram is a recent graduate of the Purdue University computer science program, and she landed her dream job at Disney Streaming.

How persistent prep and a meaningful internship unlocked the dream job at Disney for computer science senior

Though the role seemed out of reach at first, Sriram’s confidence grew as she worked through the interview process. “The questions were exactly what I prepared for,” Sriram said. “At no point during my interview was I lost, and my classes at Purdue CS played a huge part in that.”


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