Hi my name is Bob Sloan and I am the department
head for Computer Science at UIC. I want to welcome you to our department. You already
know Computer science changes and shapes our world and has excellent career potential.
Here at UIC, we’ve built a high-quality department with diverse educational and research
opportunities for our students. Our student body and faculty are growing.
The combined expertise of our 50 plus faculty members is extraordinary with 6 recipients
of UIC’s top teaching excellence award and 13 having received the prestigious National
Science Foundation CAREER awards. We value industry relationships and actively
procure state and federal agency grants. As a result, our department is one of the leading
research units at UIC, with annual research expenditures of roughly $10 million dollars. Our students and faculty engage in interdisciplinary,
multi-institutional collaboration–positioning UIC as a leading university worldwide in high-performance
computing research and education. We are proud to be a resource for the surrounding
business and academic community, but most importantly, we serve the students who come
to UIC seeking a quality education and access to advanced computing opportunities and research. Welcome, and we’re glad to have you join
the UIC Computer Science community.