A Message from the Chair
Welcome to the Computer Science web site at the Indiana University South
Bend. Our goal is to provide the highest quality education in the most
enjoyable and friendly atmosphere possible. In pursuing this goal we work
hard to attract the best and most qualified faculty and staff to our program. We
also work hard to build and maintain up-to-date computer laboratories which are
crucial to our programs. Through our internship program as well as our faculty
consulting and volunteering, we interact regularly with our local industry so
that we continuously exchange ideas to the mutual benefit of both the business
community and the university. Our goal is to bridge the gap between theories
and concepts presented in the classroom and real life business and industry
needs and practices.
In the next five years, we have charted a course to develop many exciting and
challenging projects. Some of which are given below:
- Continue to refine our joint masters program with School of Business
and Economics. (MS-MIT)
- Continue to develop and refine our joint masters program with
Mathematics. (M.S. in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science)
- Develop a masters program in computer science.
- Develop a masters program in Software Engineering.
- Develop an excellent teaching and research environment for our students
and faculty and aggressively recruit the best and brightest to our
- Prepare for accreditation of our B.S. in Computer Science by the
Computer Science Accreditation Board (CSAB). Accreditation by CSAB will
externally validate the quality of our programs.
- Continue to improve our laboratories.
- Continue to expand our Community Outreach efforts.
- Mentor our students, and support their learning, research and creative
If you are considering majoring in Computer Science or Informatics, we would be
pleased to hear from you.
Dr. David Surma
dsurma @ iusb . edu