Facts and figures
BREN SCHOOL FACTS
  • Only computing-focused school in UC system
  • Founded in 1968 as Department of Information and Computer Science
  • Established in 2002 as an independent school, the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences (ICS)
RANKINGS
  • US News & World Report
    Bren School rated 29th among computer science graduate programs and 14th among public university programs (2014)
  • Microsoft Academic Search website ranking of authors and organizations by citations (as of March 11, 2014)
    UC Irvine 20th among U.S. universities in computer science. Some top subareas:
    - Human-computer interaction: 4th
    - Software engineering: 9th
    - Databases: 8th
BY THE NUMBERS UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM

2,366 undergraduate students in seven majors
  • Computer Science
  • Data Science (established 2015)
  • Informatics
  • Software Engineering (established 2012)
  • Computer Game Science (established 2010)
  • Business Information Management (joint with the Paul Merage School of Business)
  • Computer Science & Engineering (joint with the Henry Samueli School of Engineering)
GRADUATE PROGRAM

465 graduate students enrolled in Fall 2014-2015

  • Computer Science: Ph.D. 130 • M.S. 136
  • Informatics: Ph.D. 42 • M.S. 21
  • Software Engineering: Ph.D. 16 • M.S. 24
  • Statistics: Ph.D. 29 • M.S. 30
  • Networked Systems: Ph.D. 9 • M.S. 28

INFLUENTIAL FACULTY AND ALUMNI

Our faculty

  • 1 member of the National Academy of Engineering
  • 3 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
  • 12 Fellows of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • 6 Fellows of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • 3 Fellows of the American Statistical Association (ASA)

Our alumni

  • Roy Fielding (B.S. '88, M.S. '93, Ph.D. '00) primary architect of HTTP/1.1
  • Paul Mockapetris (Ph.D. '82) inventor of the Domain Name System (DNS)
  • Larry Rowe (B.S. '70, PhD '76) professor emeritus, UC Berkeley
  • Barbara Kew (B.S. '75) CIO of Hill-Rom (medical technology)
  • Tim Kashani (B.S. '86) CEO of IT Mentors and Tony Award-winning
RESEARCH CENTERS
  • Intel Science and Technology Center for Social Computing
  • Institute for Genomics and Bioinformatics
  • Institute for Software Research
  • Institute for Virtual Environments and Computer Games
  • Center for Algorithms and Theory of Computation
  • Center for Emergency Response Technologies
  • Center for Machine Learning and Intelligent Systems
  • Laboratory for Ubiquitous Computing and Interaction 
  • Secure Computing and Networking Center
STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS
  • ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) - UC Irvine Chapter
  • Hack
  • ICS Student Council (ICSSC)
  • Management Information Student Society (MAISS)
  • Video Game Development Club (VGDC)
  • Women in Information and Computer Sciences (WICS)