Artificial intelligence studies began academically in the 1950s and have gained great momentum today. Artificial intelligence is a branch of science that aims to make machines do every behavior that humans can do. In short, designing machines that can produce intelligent solutions to problems is an area that people have dreamed of for centuries. Therefore, an algorithm must be developed so that it can produce solutions to every problem. For this purpose, although the science of artificial intelligence initially developed based on a logical basis, it was seen that it could not produce solutions to problems over time. In this case, the learning model of human behavior began to be imitated in order to make machines behave like humans. Thus, data-based artificial intelligence began to develop rapidly. Artificial intelligence, which uses large data stacks, uses the methods of statistical science to make sense of them, causing these two sciences to gradually merge.

Our department was established in 1993 as the Department of Statistics and Computer Sciences within the Faculty of Arts and Sciences within the scope of the above-mentioned goal. Students began to be accepted in the Fall Semester of the 1994-1995 academic year. Our department, which offers successful students the opportunity to benefit from minor and double major programs, also carries out student exchanges through agreements with foreign universities within the scope of the Erasmus program and with domestic universities within the scope of the Farabi program. Our department also has Master's and Doctoral programs that provide postgraduate education within the Institute of Science.