Hello New Students!
Welcome to the Computer Science department and UIC!
Congratulations on your acceptance to our department. We are excited at the prospect of having you join us in the upcoming term. As you know, admission to our department is very competitive; you are among the few handpicked candidates that we have chosen to join our academic family.
Our department is composed of many world renowned researchers. Some are fellows of professional societies, others hold chief editorial positions on boards of professional journals, and still others have earned the university’s top teaching awards and prestigious NSF (National Science Foundation) CAREER awards. Our faculty conducts research in traditional computer science but also in multidisciplinary fields and thus collaborates with faculty members in several other departments both here at UIC and other universities in the area. For example, at UIC we collaborate with faculty in Bioengineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, Statistics & Computer Science, Learning Sciences, and the U of I Medical School. In addition we collaborate with Institutions outside UIC, which includes Northwestern University and the Rehabilitation of Chicago among others. The diversity of academic interests within our department and within UIC will maximize your opportunity to realize the goals and aspirations you had when you decided to attain a graduate degree.
Our proximity to the heart of downtown Chicago offers numerous cultural, architecture and entertainment activities, many of which are free. More importantly, the city also provides important employment opportunities. Our department has contacts with both local and national companies to help ensure our graduates obtain the experience needed to succeed.
In addition to receiving an outstanding academic education, the opportunities to become part of and participate in student organizations are abundant. Getting involved in the UIC student community and networking with others outside of UIC is one of the many ways for you to grow as Computer Science professional. Our program is designed so that our students graduate with the knowledge and skills to build successful careers.
We sincerely hope you consider joining our talented faculty and students for your graduate education.
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