Bright minds in a digital world
Department of Information and Computing Sciences

The digital world is ever expanding. Digital technologies permeate every mundane aspect of our society, from phones to cars, from the internet to washing machines. Within the department of Information and Computing Sciences, we develop novel methods for incorporating information technologies in our daily lives. Sometimes these innovations are highly visible, often they are nearly invisible to the user.

We focus on socially relevant and fundamental subjects. By applying innovative thinking and a strong fundamental knowledge, we work on practical solutions and approaches within four themes:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Interaction Technology
  • Software Systems
  • Virtual Worlds

We seek out the boundaries of science, and educate students to become well equipped, enthusiastic professionals.

Department of Information and Computing Sciences
Buys Ballot Gebouw
Princetonplein 5
3584 CC Utrecht
030 - 253 1454


Presentation by Marries van de Hoef
15 June 2016
Marries van de Hoef has won a Bright Minds award for the interdisciplinary aspects of his work.
Gerard Barkema
14 June 2016
As of 1 June 2016, Prof. Gerard Barkema was appointed Professor of Simulation of Complex Systems at the Department of Computer Science.
Game Research CLICKNL presentation by Jan Dirk Fijnheer
10 June 2016
PhD candidate Jan Dirk Fijnheer has developed a game that teaches players in a fun way to save electricity and gas at home.
Project: Close Encounters
20 May 2016
EU ambassadors experience games for green, healthy, and smart region