About

Today’s complex challenges demand a new level of integrative thinking between computer scientists, information scientists, social scientists and domain experts.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Computing and Information prepares professionals and leaders for the accelerated world of next-level collaboration, next-level inquiry, next-level insights, and next-level solutions in all human pursuits—in health, education, urbanization, technology, climate and globalization.

We are unleashing powerful discoveries in Computational Medicine, Computational Education, Computational Urbanism, and Computational Humanities. Our purpose is to support discovery, innovation and entrepreneurship driven by data and technology.

Vision and Mission

Vision: To create technology and expertise that enables evidence-based modeling and decision making in the context of interacting natural, social and engineered systems.

Mission: To make the world a better place through polymathic education and the science of interacting systems.

Dean's Annual Update

As I take on this role, our country, University, and School are in a state of change. It is difficult to imagine conditions more complex than the ones that we are currently facing – particularly with respect to two challenges: the COVID-19 pandemic and racial injustice in our country. Read the Dean's full update message.

Reputation and History

For more than a century, the School of Computing and Information and its predecessor schools have been leading in teaching and research excellence.

Departments and Programs

Learn about our departments and programs, including the Department of Computer Science, the Department of Informatics and Networked Systems, the Department of Information Culture and Data Stewardship, and the Intelligent Systems Program.