Bobby Schnabel

Bobby Schnabel

Indiana University
Dean, School of Informatics and Computing


Bobby Schnabel is Dean of the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University. In this position he leads a multi-campus school of approximately 150 faculty and 3000 students at the Bloomington and Indianapolis campuses, including undergraduate and graduate programs in computer science and informatics, and graduate programs in data science, information science and library science. From 2009-2010 he also served as interim IU vice president for research.

Prior to joining IU in July 2007, Schnabel was on the computer science faculty of the University of Colorado at Boulder from 1977-2007. He served as Vice Provost for Academic and Campus Technology and Chief Information Officer at the University of Colorado at Boulder from 1998-2007, and as founding director of the Alliance for Technology, Learning and Society (ATLAS), a campus-wide information technology institute, from 1997-2007.

Schnabel is a co-founder and executive team member of the National Center for Women & Information Technology, and is chair of the ACM Education Policy Committee. He currently serves on the advisory committee for the NSF Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering and Computing Alliance of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (CAHSI), and on the board of He is a fellow of ACM and of SIAM.