Department of Informatics (UiB)

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The Department of Informatics’ mission is to maintain an internationally recognized level of excellence in both research and teaching. The department fosters a diverse academic environment where its students and faculty are given the tools and support necessary to be the best they can be.

Digitization of businesses, industry, public administration, and education makes informatics play an increasingly important role in the development of the society. Research and education in informatics are crucial for the digital transformation of the society to succeed. The Department of Informatics contributes to this through eight research groups that deliver research and education at a high international level. The groups are within algorithms, bioinformatics, information security, machine learning, optimization, programming theory, visualization and informatics didactics. The Department offers education at the Bachelor, Master and PhD levels. The Department is in rapid growth regarding its number of students, research directions, and employees. We have about 900 students and about 150 employees, including about 70 PhD candidates. We have established the Center for Data Science (CEDAS) as an important extension of our research and education activities and an interdisciplinary cooperation of data science, machine learning, and artificial intelligence, besides additional related topics and applications.