Dr. Dennis Groth, Interim Dean, Luddy School of Informatics
Nathan Ensmenger, Associate Professor, Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering
Indiana University, home to 70,000 undergraduate students, nearly 20,000 graduate students, and 21,000 faculty and staff members, brings together a robust set of resources and programs that intersect with public interest technology.
Luddy School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering (luddy.indiana.edu)
IU established the original School of Informatics in 1999, the first school of its kind in the U.S. and, at that time, the first new school at IU Bloomington in 25 years. In the 20 years since its inception, the school has added IU’s highly ranked programs in computer science, library and information sciences, and statistics. Then in 2016, it added a new program in intelligent systems engineering, IU’s first engineering program. The school is now a major source of information technology graduates for the economy of the state of Indiana. The school’s achievements have included pioneering advances in programming languages. It offered the first Ph.D. in informatics and one of the first master’s degrees in cybersecurity, and it has produced influential research in human-computer interaction and complex systems. The school also continues to provide talented graduates and professional expertise to a wide range of computing and information technology businesses and occupations. It places special emphasis on partnering with information technology businesses and addressing needs in Indiana. The school now includes about 21,000 alumni, many of whom work for Indiana’s leading technology employers. Through collaboration with other schools and units at IU, the Luddy School has launched many new majors that exist at the intersection of technology and the “public good.” One recent example is our Cybersecurity and Global Policy major, which launched two years ago with only seven applicants and this year attracted nearly 200.