Letter from Department Head

Fatma Mili

Professor and Department Head

Welcome to the Department of Computer Information Technology (CIT) at Purdue University. Since its creation in 1978, the CIT department has been offering innovative curricula that are rigorous, timely, and focused on preparing lifelong learners and future leaders in the field of computing and information technology. Our motto as a department and college is to put students first in everything we do. The department has graduated over 3,500 alumni spread across the globe. Our program is offered statewide, i.e. in Indiana at Purdue campuses in West Lafayette, Columbus, and Kokomo.

CIT combines a solid foundation with a focus on hands-on laboratories, problem solving skills, and a solution-driven technology integration approach. The Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) student chapter at Purdue is one of the largest chapters in the nation and is an excellent way for students to network and take on leadership roles. The college-wide Women in Technology (WIT) and the Minority Technology Association (MTA) at Purdue are also home to many of our students and offer many networking and outreach activities.

The CIT faculty combine an academic expertise with industrial and government experience that span all areas of the curriculum. They have vibrant research programs and are distinguished by an entrepreneurship and early adopter attitude in their research, teaching and engagement activities. The CIT faculty are also reputed for their curricular and pedagogical strengths. Several of the faculty are authors of seminal textbooks and award winning teachers with curricular strengths in systems analysis and design, network design and administration, project management and information technology leadership.

Welcome to CIT, and please contact us with any questions and suggestions.