Indiana University has renamed its School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering for alumnus and technology pioneer Fred Luddy, in recognition of his landmark $60 million gift.
The naming and gift were announced Oct. 17 at a meeting of the school's Dean's Advisory Council, of which Luddy is a member.
The private gift is the second-largest in IU's history. It will establish a multidisciplinary initiative in artificial intelligence, with the initial focus being on AI approaches to digital health. The gift will fund construction of a new building.
"On behalf of all of Indiana University I want to express our most grateful thanks to Fred Luddy for this magnificent gift, which comes on top of a previous outstanding gift he made to IU that enabled the construction of the superb Luddy Hall," McRobbie said. "We are delighted that we could honor him by naming the school to which he has contributed so much after him."