DINS is a hub for research, education, and innovation at the confluence of information, networks, and human cognition, perception and behavior. The department has had an illustrious history, reflected in its vision, mission, strategic plan, and accomplishments.
Since its founding in the 1960s, DINS has evolved to address advances in technology and to meet the increasingly sophisticated information needs of people, businesses and society. From its start with an interdisciplinary doctoral program in the 1970s to the introduction of industry-driven Graduate Certificates in 2019, the Department offers an academic environment to prepare information professionals and scholars.
DINS comprises of a community from many academic disciplines, be it our faculty or students. Read more on our diversity of thought and diversity of people here.