Chair's Welcome

Welcome to the Department of Computer Information and Graphics Technology (CIGT).

Housed within CIGT, you will find Purdue University degree and certificate programs in Computer and Information Technology (CIT), Computer Graphics Technology (CGT), Purdue MS in Cybersecurity and Trusted Systems, and MS Tech with Information Assurance & Security Concentration, as well as Applied Data Management and Analytics Concentration.

Our department partners two dynamic computer-related programs, bringing together talented faculty who continue to develop new partnerships to create innovative and creative opportunities for teaching, learning, and research both on and off-campus.

In CIGT, we believe in learning by doing and encourage our students to RISE to the Challenge through research, international, service and experiential learning programs. Multiple NSF-sponsored research projects, CIT’s Living Lab, and Study Abroad Programs in China, Poland, & India are just a few of the opportunities for CIGT students to RISE to the Challenge.

We are proud to be affiliated with a great professional discipline and a respected academic heritage. We are associated with the nationally renowned programs of Purdue University, and we offer Purdue degrees at the Bachelor and Master levels. Both CIT and CGT programs are accredited by the Computing Accreditation Committee (CAC) of ABET, Inc., a process involving voluntary review to ensure the CGT and CIT programs meet established quality standards. By participating in ABET, Inc. accreditation, we focus on continuous quality improvement, a hallmark of all successful organizations.

As a CIGT student, graduate, or industrial partner; you are an integral part of tomorrow’s computer technology community. Technical skills and professional competencies continue to make our Purdue graduates distinctive, unique, and highly marketable in meeting the needs of employers today.

On behalf of the CIGT faculty and staff, I welcome you to our website. Explore, learn, and feel free to contact us with any questions you may have about our undergraduate or graduate opportunities.

I am proud to lead the faculty and staff of CIGT and hope that you will become part of our journey through computer information and graphics technology.


Feng Li, PhD
CIGT Department Chair