The NIU Computer Science Department has been successfully educating computer professionals for almost 40 years. Our programs keep pace with industry demands for well-trained graduates who are ready to assume vital roles in the field of computer science immediately upon entry into the work force. In addition, our MS program has undergone significant changes with the establishment of a track system which will allow more flexibility for students, as well as through the creation of a thesis option in addition to our traditional course-only approach. I encourage you to examine the rest of the department’s web site to find out more about our successful curriculum and various departmental activities. — Nicholas Karonis, Chair


  • Congratulations to CS Major and Research Rookie Minhaz Patel, who with his faculty mentor Professor Alhoori, won Second Place at NIU's Conference on Undergraduate Research and Engagement!
  • Happy Hour for NIU alumni! If you went to Northern Illinois University, you are welcome to attend the Computer Science Alumni Happy Hour on Wednesday, August 3rd in Elmhurst, IL. You don't have to be a CS major to attend. Details and registration can be found here: https://www.myniu.com/article.html?aid=1895
  • Faculty member Geoffrey Decker has been selected as a 2022 IBM Champion, as well as for 2023! This program recognizes individuals who make extraordinary contributions to the IBM communities through advocacy, offerings, and programs; sharing their knowledge and expertise; and helping nurture and grow the community.
  • The data, devices, and interaction laboratory (ddiLab), lead by PRSA Professor Michael Papka and Associate Research Professor Joe Insley, is designated by Intel as an oneAPI Center of Excellence.
  • Check out the ACM Presentation this Thursday, October 14th in PM 103 with Brian Kasper from Insurance Auto Auctions as they discuss how CS majors fit into the job market today.
  • Two CS Alumni are recognized by the NIU Alumni Association with Distinguished Alumnus (Velchamy Sankarlingam M.S. ’90) and Alumni Achievement in the Sciences Award (Matt Price ’09) distinctions.
  • Professor Alhoori and Professor Koop are featured in a NIU Newsroom University broadcast highlighting their contributions to an "explainable AI" to help with the reproducibility crisis in research.
  • NIU Master's student Ryan Lewis presented a poster on “Log-Based Fingerprinting of HPC Applications” at the annual ISC High Performance Conference.
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  • Tuesday, September 20th, 2022 from 5pm to 7pm: Leading up to the IT/STEM Job Fair on the 21st, several companies will be sending representatives to meet at a IBM Z Career Connection event at the Barsema Alumni and Visitor Center. Register here!

    Network with folks from Rocket Software, Broadcom, Kyndryl, State Farm, Northwestern Mutual, US Foods, Ameriprise Financial, LRS and 21st Century Software!
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