目前，学部拥有学生2472人，其中：本科生1596人，硕士研究生534人，博士研究生342人。60余年的办学历程，学部形成了 “研究型、个性化、精英式”人才培养理念，培养了9681名本科生，3697名硕士，647名博士，毕业生中产生王天然院士、方滨兴院士、高文院士、怀进鹏院士等4位院士、6位国家杰青、5位IEEE Fellow；还有一批毕业生成为国家级计算机研究所所长、大学计算机学院院长及系主任、大型跨国公司研究所负责人等。被业界广泛誉为“哈工大计算机品牌人才现象”。面向国家战略需求的网络与信息安全、智能人机交互、中文信息处理研究、服务计算与软件工程、容错计算技术、海量数据计算、生物信息学研究形成显著优势与特色，处于国际领先或先进水平。学部每年承担国家科技重点研发项目、973计划、国家科技支撑项目、国家自然科学基金、国际合作项目100余项，年均科研经费8000余万元；每年发表国际期刊论文200余篇，其中SCI索引论文150篇以上。
The computer major at the Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) was founded in 1956 as one of the earliest computer majors in China. The Faculty of Computing has first-level key discipline of computer science and technology, first-level disciplines of software engineering and cyberspace security, and a post-doctoral research station. In 2017, the computer science and technology discipline ranked in A class and the software engineering discipline ranked in A-class in the disciplinary assessment made by the Ministry of Education. In 2019, the computer discipline ranks 35 in Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), academic papers in the field of computer science ranked top 1% (49) of ESI World Rankings, and the 21st in the U.S. News Ranking of Best Global Universities for computer science. The academic faculty mainly consist of young and middle-aged scholars, and is well structured with a high proportion of young academic leaders. The faculty now has 143 full-time staffs, including 50 doctoral supervisors, 46 professors, 69 associate professors, 28 lecturers, 3 adjunct academicians of Chinese Academy of Engineering/Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1 winner of ACL Lifetime Achievement Award, 1 winner of CCF Distinguished Education Award, 4 winners of distinguished national experts including National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, 2 winners of young distinguished national experts including National Science Fund for Excellent Young Scholars, 1 National Distinguished Teacher, 3 Provincial Distinguished Teachers, 4 experts of the National High-tech R&D Program of China (863 Program), 14 NewCentury/Trans-Century Excellent Talents, and 4 national excellent teams: National Outstanding Teaching Team, MIIT Research-Oriented Innovative Education Team, the Ministry of Education Innovative Team and National Defense Technology Innovation Team.
Currently, there are 2472 students, including 1596 undergraduate students, 534 graduate students, and 342 Ph.D. candidates in the faculty. During the past 60 years, the faculty has formed the education philosophy of “research-oriented, personalized and elite”, and already cultivated 9681 undergraduate students, 3697 students with master degree, and 647 students with Ph.D.degree. Of the alumni, 4 became well-known academicians of Chinese Academy of Engineering/Chinese Academy of Sciences, i.e, Prof. Wang Tianran, Prof. Fang Binxing, Prof. Gao Wen and Prof. Huai Jinpeng; 6 gained National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars; and 5 honored IEEE Fellows. Some of the alumni are serving as directors of computer academic institutes, deans of computer schools in universities, and directors of multinational corporations. This fact is regarded as“the Phenomenon of HIT Computer Brand Talents. The network and information security, intelligent human-computer interaction, Chinese information processing, service computing and software engineering are oriented to national strategy requirements; the fault-tolerant computing technology is geared to the needs of aerospace; massive data computing and bioinformatics are directed to cutting edge technologies. These research areas in the faculty have remarkable advantages and featuresand pioneer to advance. The faculty annually undertakes over 100 national research projects, including National Science and Technology Major Project, National Program on Key Basic Research Project (973 Program), 863 Program, National Key Technology Support Program, National Natural Science Foundation of China, and international cooperation programs with more than 80 million RMB of research fund on average per year. There are more than 200 papers published in international peer-reviewed academic journals per year, over 150 of which are SCI-indexed.
Since 2001, the faculty has won 1 first prize of National Science and Technology Progress Award, 1 second prize of the State Natural Science Award, 11 second prizes of the National Science and Technology Progress Award, 10 first prizes and over 20 second prizes for Provincial or Ministerial Science and Technology Progress Awards. The faculty is carrying out international cultivating programs, including Distinguished Lectures Program of International Academic Masters, Adjunct Distinguished Professors Program of International Well-known Universities & Enterprises, International Distinguished Courses Program of Well-known Universities & Enterprises, and International Joint Training Program of Well-known Universities & Enterprises. Moreover, the faculty has conducted cooperation with over 40 universities with high reputation in terms of talent training programs, more than 30 graduate students benefit from the international joint cultivation; and 30-50 undergraduate students go to well-known international universities for short-term study per year. Moreover, 100-150 scholars are invited or dispatched forinternational academic exchange.