Note - this old version of the CS website will only be kept until the end of May.
Things are being moved over to the new format at and


Most recent announcements towards the top, and old announcements that are no longer relevant will be removed.

  • Updated website We are in the process of updating our website. The work in progress is at We will move this over to the main site once it is better than what we currently have. In the meantime, we are delaying most website updates until we make the switch.
  • Faculty search The department is searching for a new tenure-track or teaching CS faculty member to begin either in August 2019, with the possibility of a temporary appointment for the spring of 2019 if desired and depending on departmental need. See positions for details and a link to apply. The full consideration deadline is October 15.
  • Advisory Board An advisory board for the ISU CS programs has been constituted. The list of those on the board at present are listed at advisory-board.html. The board will be consulted by the CS faculty regularly to get input on what is happening in industry, ideas to improve the CS programs, etc.
  • Personnel Laci Egri has left ISU to take a position in industry. We wish him the best. The 2018-2019 schedule has been adjusted to account for this, with some courses have different instructors than previously planned. The fall 2018 schedule has already been updated, and the spring is pending.
  • 2018-2019 Class Schedule   The schedule of classes for 2018-2019 is available and linked from the CS homepage. The changes from what would normally happen - (i) CS 459-001 in the fall is a placeholder, Jeff Kinne will be teaching GH 101 General Honors - Computing and Data Science (this is only open to first year honor's students) during that time slot, (ii) CS 459-001 in the spring is a placeholder, R.B. Abhyankar will be teaching CSS 211 Intro to Security (depending on enrollment, we may allow CS students to take this course as an elective) during that time slot, (iii) CS 459-002 in the spring is a placeholder, Geoff Exoo will be teaching CS 501 Programming for Data Science and Analytics (CS graduate students can take this class as an elective) during that time slot, (iv) CS 452/552 Software Engineering is offered in the fall rather than the spring, (v) CS 475/575 is offered in the spring (normally would not be offered in 2018-2019).
  • Recent Grant Awards   The CS faculty are happy to be the recipients of a few recent federal grants to support their work at ISU: Arash Rafiey is PI with coPIs Laci Egri, Jeff Kinne, and Geoff Exoo, to study Homomorphism Problems in Digraphs, and Jeff Kinne is senior personnel on a project to collaborate with The Ohio State University in increasing the pipeline of students to big data and biomedical research .
  • Summer Honors 2018   The department offered a Summer Honors course (for high school students) again in the summer of 2018, this time in Game Programming. See Summer Honors for an overview of the program as a whole. In 2016, the CS course was on the topic "Build Your Own Programming Language", offered by Steve Baker. In 2017, the topic was be "Artificial Intelligence and What Computers Can Do", offered by Jeff Kinne. See the links near the bottom of the CS main page for 2016 and 2017.
  • MS in Data Science & Analytics   The department in collaboration with the Scott College of Business, College of Technology, Department of Biology, and Department of Earth and Environmental Systems, is proposing a new master's degree in Data Science & Analytics. The program would include a core of coursework shared across ISU, with concentrations in specific areas of ISU strength. The program has been approved by the department, and will work its way through the college and university curriculum approval process before being considered by the Board of Trustees, and if approved by the board then considered by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education. This process normally takes around one year, and the program would likely be ready to begin running sometime between fall 2018 and fall 2019. For the current status of the proposal, see here.
  • Student Positions for spring 2019   There likely will be two CS graduate assistantship positions to be filled for spring 2019. We will consider all current and incoming CS MS students. The positions will likely be decided in November.
  • Course policies   The CS faculty continue to add to the course and curriculum policies to give a uniform experience to students. Check the policies page, which is also linked from the homepage. All policies are in effect for all CS courses.
  • Graduate Admissions   The normal admissions deadline for spring admissions is November 15, and the normal deadline for fall admission is June 15. If you have questions, please contact the director of CS. See the admissions page for information about applying.
  • Summer Research   Jeff Kinne worked with BD4ISU students and CS major Andrew Williamson in the summer of 2018 on research in biomedical informatics. This opportunity will likely be available again for summer 2019. See SURE for information about the SURE program (for undergraduates) in general.