INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana University is building on its leadership in computing and informatics education by giving its schools in Bloomington and Indianapolis a singular identity. The IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI will be renamed the IU Luddy School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering, effective Jan. 11 — aligning with the Bloomington campus.
“The expansion of the Luddy name to Indianapolis is an important step in the evolution of our campus as we work toward Vision 2024,” IUPUI Interim Chancellor Andrew R. Klein said. “We look forward to the increased collaboration between faculty, students and industry partners that this change will help foster.”
Unifying the schools under one name will strengthen the connection between the campuses and streamline collaboration, providing more opportunities for the work of students, faculty, staff and alumni to have a positive impact on Indiana and beyond.
Since what is now known as the Luddy School was established in 2000, it has been under the leadership of one dean, based on the Bloomington campus, with separate but coordinated local management in Indianapolis. Each campus will retain its current degree programs and students, with plans for future expansions.
“Moving forward as one school is an exciting step in the growth of the Luddy School and will allow us to build upon the strengths of our Indianapolis and Bloomington campuses,” Dean Joanna Millunchick said. “The more we work together, the more we can accomplish.”
The name expansion comes as IU is embarking on a bold new vision for its Indianapolis campus, including a new SciTech Corridor that will foster research and talent development in computer science, informatics, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity.
The Luddy School is named after IU alumnus and information technology pioneer Fred Luddy, the founder of ServiceNow, recently named the world’s most innovative company by Forbes.