Welcome to the home of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Northern Iowa!

This is a great time to be in computer science, especially at UNI. Demand for IT professionals in Iowa and the Midwest grows faster than universities can produce graduates. The discipline of computing continues to push the boundaries of what is possible by discovering new ideas, building new kinds of systems, and bring new tools into the home, school, and office. If you want to be in the thick of the intellectual excitement that is changing every other discipline, then computer science is the place to be.

At UNI, you will encounter a faculty immersed in this excitement and dedicated to student achievement. UNI CS's undergraduate and master's students work closely with faculty members to explore the discipline of computing, learn skills they can use in the marketplace, and have the opportunity to do research that extends the field. The department is located in the Innovative Teaching and Technology Center, which occupies the renovated historic East Gym in the heart of UNI's picturesque campus.

The department invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions to begin August 2019. For more details, visit the position announcement. To apply, visit Jobs@UNI . Applications received by January 15, 2019, will be given full consideration.

UNI CS students at the 2018 CyberForce competition

December 1, 2018
UNI Students Compete at the 2018 CyberForce Competition

A team of UNI CS students competed at the 2018 CyberForce competition organized by the U.S. Department of Energy and hosted at Argonne National Laboratory in the Chicago area. UNI's team placed eighteenth out of sixty-four schools. For more details, check out this story in the Northern Iowan. (Photo coutesy of Argonne National Laboratory.)

six WiC members in the 2018 homecoming parade

October 20, 2018
Women in Computing at UNI's Homecoming Parade

Women in Computing placed a float in UNI's 2018 homecoming parade. Fun was had by all. There's no place like ...

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As a discipline, computer science is relatively young and characterized by rapid technological advances. This dynamism is reflected in the interests of Mark Fienup, associate professor of computer science: Parallel computing, routing and computer networks, and computer science education are all greatly affected by the changing nature of computer science.... [more]

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