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Computer Science

Computer Science programs at Illinois Tech have the advantage of a software engineering focus. That, along with thorough computer science theory, provide a basis for fundamental technology innovation and long–term career success.

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Beyond the fundamentals, Illinois Tech offers focused study in many areas of computer science with courses in modern concepts including data mining, information security, artificial intelligence, and distributed computing. Formal specializations in information security and in information and knowledge management systems are offered for bachelor’s studies.

Gain a firm foundation in the fundamentals in the latest theories and skills at Chicago’s only tech-focused university.

Department of Computer is celebrating our 50th Anniversary. The day's events, included a tribute to Professor Emerita Martha Evens, the inaugural Martha Evens Lecture Series lecture, a panel discussion, campus tours, and more.

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Illinois Tech’s expanding Department of Computer Science is currently hiring. Applications for tenure and tenure track positions are being accepted, as well as applications for  non-tenure track faculty. 

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The Department of Computer Science is pleased to announce the establishment of the Dr. Frederica Darema Lecture Series in Computer Science. This permanent fund will help advance female and minority early-stage computer science researchers at U.S. academic institutions. Guest speaker nominations for the lecture series are now being accepted.

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Plunging into the Artificial Intelligence Wave

Illinois Tech is the first university in the Midwest to offer an undergraduate degree in one of computer science’s hottest fields.

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Building Software for Tomorrow’s Big Data Challenges

Research conducted by Illinois Tech faculty leads to innovative input/output solutions for handling big data for high performance computers.

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CME Group Foundation Invests in Illinois Tech Sextet

CME Group Foundation Invests in Illinois Tech Sextet

CME Group Foundation awarded six Illinois Tech computer science students $20,000 annual scholarships, renewable for up to three years.

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At Illinois Tech and Beyond

Computer Science graduate Vinesh Kannan reflects on some of his favorite memories from his time at Illinois Tech, and discusses his immediate post–graduation plans.

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First-Year Experience in CS

Read the Neil Bhandari profile on to learn about life as a first-year computer science student at Illinois Tech.

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SURE: Summer Undergraduate Research Experience

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Spend the summer with a computer science or applied mathematics research team in a College of Computing Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) program.

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Data–Driven Graduate Degrees

Some of the most interesting and well-paying computer science-oriented careers need advanced data skills. Learn more about how to use data to drive decisions with our data-driven graduate degree programs at Illinois Tech. These rigorous, relevant interdisciplinary degrees combine high-level quantitative education with real world practice in hot fields.

Our Master of Data Science program, one of KD Nuggets Top 15 programs, teaches you how to humanize data, and what you can do to make a difference in your company.

Artificial intelligence is one of the top growth areas in research and the tech industry. Illinois Tech’s Master of Artificial Intelligence program is designed to meet local, national, and global needs for artificial intelligence professionals.

Discover the best decision-making methods within a problem’s constraints, and identify efficiencies to operate more effectively. The M.S. in Computational Decision Science and Operations Research meets the growing demand for computationally proficient decision scientists and operations researchers.

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Department of Computer Science
Stuart Building
10 West 31st Street, Room 235
Chicago, IL 60616