The mission of Upsilon Pi Epsilon is to recognize academic excellence at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in the Computing and Information Disciplines. The Association will accomplish this mission through programs that enable outstanding students to obtain recognition of superior educational achievement that emphasizes the Computing and Information Disciplines as well as liberal arts, sciences, and other professional and interdisciplinary education in the context of individual and societal responsibilities.


Why be a part of us ?

Upsilon Pi Epsilon is an honorary society whose membership consists of outstanding undergraduate and graduate students in Computing and Information Disciplines. UPE members are chosen not only for their scholastic achievement in a computing science program, but also for distinguishing themselves as true professionals by meeting the standards of the society.


Students from diverse countries and interdisciplinary fields of study with a unified approach to extend boundary of human knowledge and recognition of outstanding talent in the field of computing science.

Financial Aids

The promotion of high scholarship to UPE members to encourage novel contributions to the society through computing science


Responsibility and honesty towards acheiving the goal by establishment and maintenance of high standards in computing science.


General Requirements to be a UPE member

Under-Graduate Students

  • Rank in top 35% of the class

  • GPA of 3.5 or above

  • Completed at least 45 credits in total

  • Completed at least 15 credits in computing
      (CS, ITM, Data Science, AI, and ECE)

Graduate Students

  • Rank in top 35% of the class

  • GPA of 3.5 or above

  • Completed at least 18 credits in computing
      (CS, ITM, Data Science, AI, and ECE)

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Requirements for UPE membership


Each summer the Executive Council of UPE evaluates a number of outstanding scholarship applicants at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. All scholarship applicants are required to complete a comprehensive application form which requires each applicant to attach all college-level transcripts, UPE adviser recommendation and statements from applicants related to their contributions to their respective UPE chapters and related student activities at their university, as well as their long-term plans for the profession.

Applications for the 2020 UPE scholarship awards are due on October 1, 2020. Awards will range from $1,000 to $2,500. UPE members are encouraged to apply for one of these awards.

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UPE scholarships


Upcoming Events from UPE

UPE Virtual Initiation Ceremony

Recruiting new members to UPE with a goal to extend our community of merit students. The initiation ceremony will be conducted virtually over a video conference call.

General Body Event

UPE general body meeting free snacks meeting will involve planning of activities for the next acedemic year.

CS Advising and Registration Mentoring Event

UPE and the Computer Science Department present an advising and registration mentoring session for new CS department undergraduates. Pizza, soda, and candy will be provided. Welcoming all freshmen in the CS department.

UPE general Body meeting

Discussion About events in UPE. Pizza and Soda will be provided.

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The computing and information disciplines are relatively young. Yet despite their comparative youth, the computing and information disciplines have had an unparalleled effect on almost every aspect of contemporary life. Indeed it is difficult to predict the ultimate place of the computer in our world. It is the express purpose of Upsilon Pi Epsilon to promote the computing and information disciplines and to encourage their contribution to the enhancement of knowledge. Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE) was first organized at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, in 1967. The international organization now consists of chapters in various colleges and universities in North America and overseas.


Travis Koehring


Brian Tauro

Vice President

Sarbani Battacharyya


Ioan Raicu

Associate Professor at IIT


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