UIC computer science has experienced prodigious growth in the last 10 years thanks to steadily rising enrollment, and it has kept pace by building a fast-growing faculty that demonstrates excellence in research, teaching, and service.
A record 13 new full-time faculty members joined the computer science department two years ago, followed by seven in the year after that, representing the College of Engineering’s commitment to matching an ever-expanding student population with a team of talented professors.
More than 1,800 students—about 1,500 undergraduates and 300 graduate students—are pursuing computer science at UIC, up from less than 400 as recently as eight years ago. The department now has 61 full-time faculty. Twenty-two staff members make it possible for the department to achieve its goals, providing a range of expertise that encompasses laboratory research, computing support, student advising, and finance and administration.
In addition to performing research housed within the computer science department, our faculty members work across disciplinary lines with College of Engineering colleagues on broad-scope projects such as the Autonomous Vehicles Working Group.