Indianapolis — Indiana University strengthens its leadership in computing and informatics education by giving the Bloomington and Indianapolis schools a unique identity. IUPUI’s IU School of Informatics and Computing will be renamed to the IU Luddy School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering effective January 11 to align with the Bloomington campus.
IUPUI Interim Chancellor Andrew R. Klein said: “We look forward to the increased collaboration between faculty, students and industry partners that will help facilitate this change.”
Unifying the schools under one name strengthens connections between campuses, streamlines collaboration, and increases opportunities for the work of students, faculty, and alumni to make a positive impact in Indiana and beyond.
Since its founding in 2000, the school, now known as the Rudy School, has been under the guidance of a single dean based at the Bloomington campus, with individually coordinated local administration in Indianapolis. increase. Each campus maintains current degree programs and students and plans for future expansion.
“Moving forward as one school is an exciting step in Rudy School’s growth and allows us to further build on the strengths of our Indianapolis and Bloomington campuses,” said Dean’s Joanna Milancick . “The more we work together, the more we can accomplish.”
The name expansion comes as IU embarks on a bold new vision for the Indianapolis campus. This includes the new SciTech Corridor, which will facilitate research and talent development in computer science, informatics, artificial intelligence, and cybersecurity.
Luddy School is named after IU alumnus, information technology pioneer and ServiceNow founder Fred Luddy. Fred Luddy was recently named the world’s most innovative company by Forbes.