The College of Computing and Information prepares UAlbany students to succeed in the information-rich world they live in and, through our research, we help create that world.

Announcement: CCI Establishing Department of Computer Engineering

The College of Computing and Information is currently in the process of establishing a Department of Computer Engineering. Final approvals for the curriculum and department structure are in progress through campus governance processes. Once approved, students earning an undergraduate degree in the department will integrate concepts from engineering, mathematics, computer science and physics to learn how to design, build and operate systems with integrated digital hardware and computer software components. The degree will provide access to careers in hardware, software and systems engineering in industry, government, and academic sectors.

For more information, please contact Ann Marie Murray at or 518-956-8031.

The department is in the process of recruiting a chair and faculty. Please see our Employment Opportunities page for more information.

Department of Computer Science

Students here learn about algorithms (a set of rules for computations) and the problems they might solve. Computer Science leads to careers in programming, systems analysis, network administration, database development, security analysis, IT, software engineering, and more.

Department of Informatics

Informatics courses enhance all disciplines at UAlbany by introducing multiple technology skills. Careers could include web developer/designer, information assurance and cybersecurity professional, database administrator, and others.

Department of Information Studies

Students here learn how information is created, organized, represented, stored, retrieved, and used. Careers could include information technology specialist, librarian, archivist, school library media specialist, network or database administrator, and more.

CCI News

Joan Pertak

4th Annual Bunshaft Lecture - "Get a Mentor…Be a Mentor"

Featuring Joan Pertak ’83
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at PepsiCo.
Friday, November 14, 2014
10:00 a.m.  - Campus Center, Assembly Hall


Beth Paskoff

American Library Association Honors UAlbany IST Graduate, Beth Paskoff

ALA has announced Beth Paskoff is the recipient of 2014  BETA PHI MU Award for distinguished service to education for librarianship.  A 1972 graduate of the UAlbany IST program,  Professor Paskoff is currently director of the Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Library and Information Science. (American Libraries Magazine, pg 28)

UAlbany recently unveiled its first official mobile application under the leadership of two computer science majors – Shivam Parikh and Matthew Gilliland.
Two Computer Science Students Build UAlbany’s First Official Mobile App

University at Albany students, parents, faculty and staff, as well as the community-at-large can now access campus-wide information in the palm of their hand. UAlbany recently unveiled its first official mobile application under the leadership of two computer science majors – Shivam Parikh and Matthew Gilliland.

Global cyberlearning classrooms
UAlbany Cyberlearning Experts Awarded $1.34 Million to Create Sustained Knowledge-Building Networks

A team of scholars led by UAlbany researcher Jianwei Zhang has received $1.34 million from the National Science Foundation to develop a multi-layer cyberlearning platform that will cultivate collaborative inquiry-based practices across classroom communities in America and internationally.

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College of Computing and Information
University at Albany
State University of New York


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