Department welcomes two new faculty members

Antonio Bianchi and Rishab Nithyanand join the Computer Science Department at the University of Iowa. Click for more on our new faculty.

New faculty Bianchi and Nithyanand standing in front of Old Capitol

Bianchi and Nithyanand join the Department as its newest Assistant Professors

You Are Welcome Here!

The goal of the #YouAreWelcomeHere campaign is to “…affirm that participating institutions — including the University of Iowa — are diverse, friendly, safe, and committed to student development” (


Video by UI International Programs.

The University of Iowa's DEC PDP-8

Prof. Doug Jones and students have been restoring a PDP-8 microcomputer purchased by the UI Psych Dept in 1965. It was demoed as part of our 50th Anniversary.

PDP-8 in 1966 Psych Dept. vs demoed for 50th Anniversary

PDP-8 in 1966 UI Psych Dept. vs. demoed for 50th Anniversary

Artificial Intelligence Forms a Conduit To Critical, Creative Thinking in Future Teachers

"During a recent Topics in Education class, students created a dialog about the possible role of artificially intelligent robots in an education setting and beyond, thanks to the assistance of Denise Szecsei, a lecturer in the Math and Computer Science departments in the University of Iowa's CLAS."

Artificial Intelligence Forms A Conduit To Critical, Creative Thinking In Future Teachers - October 26, 2016 -

Photo by Mei-Ling Shaw Williams | Denise Szecsei prepares the robots for a mock debate at the Kirkwood Regional Center at the University of Iowa.

Rishab Nithyanand - UI CS Assistant Professor - posing in from of MacLean Hall

Department Welcomes Rishab Nithyanand to its Faculty

Rishab Nithyanand is an Assistant Professor in Computer Science at the University of Iowa. Before joining the faculty at UIowa, he was a...