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Professor Dongyan Xu

Illinois CS Alum Dongyan Xu Named Next Head of Purdue Computer Science

June 18, 2019   Xu, an expert in computer system security, cyberphysical security and cloud computing, joined Purdue after earning his PhD in 2001.
Founder Professor on Engineering Tandy Warnow

Linguistics Paper Co-authored By Warnow Settled Key Questions, Honored for Its Influence

June 11, 2019   Tandy Warnow and collaborator Donald Ringe developed mathematical models that assumed language evolution followed a treelike pattern.
Professor Roy Campbell

After 43 Years, Roy Campbell Retires, But Legacy of Innovation, Leadership Will Remain

June 7, 2019   Campbell's research reflects a knack for knowing where technology is headed, but he has also been a tireless teacher, administrator, and problem-solver.
Illinois alumnus Thomas M. Siebel's company, C3.ai, will cover tuition for employees accepted into the Online MCS program offered through Coursera's platform.

C3.ai Provides Employees Access to a University of Illinois Master of Computer Science Degree in Data Science

June 5, 2019   Industry-first program provides free MCS degree, with guaranteed bonus, salary increase, and equity upon completion.
Illinois CS Graduation Open House

Illinois CS Graduates Gather to Celebrate Milestone Day

May 22, 2019   Illinois Computer Science's Class of 2019 gathered for food and time with family and friends on Commencement Weekend.
CS Professor Laxmikant "Sanjay" Kale

Fault-Tolerance Research by Kale, NCSA’s Mendes, and Illinois CS Alum Chakravorty Honored as One of Most Influential HPC Papers

May 16, 2019   The technique influenced a great deal of later research and relied on Charm++'s ability to migrate and rebalance computational load.
Illinois will host the 2019 edition of Rising Stars in EECS.

Illinois to Host Rising Stars in EECS 2019

May 14, 2019   CS's Nancy M. Amato and ECE's Wen-Mei Hwu are co-chairs for the annual event which is aimed at providing advice and networking opportunities to about 60 female graduate students and postdocs.
Aja Capel

Aja Capel Becomes Illinois CS NCWIT Aspirations Chapter’s First National Winner

May 13, 2019   Capel's award celebrates pursuit of computing, robotics by the 15-year-old. Illinois CS chapter also adds second national honorable mention.
Assistant Professor Sasa Misailovic

Misailovic Wins NSF CAREER Award to Develop Tools to Improve Applications That Rely on Noisy Data

May 13, 2019   Misailovic plans to investigate whether the foundation for handling noisy data can be built on static program analysis, and to develop related coursework.
Lynn Reedy and Felipe Arias

College of Engineering Honors Lynn Reedy as Distinguished Alumnus; Felipe Arias Wins Transfer Award

May 8, 2019   Reedy recognized for key roles at eBay, where she was senior VP and CTO, and elsewhere; Arias transferred from a community college, plans to pursue a PhD.
Michael Faiman Professor Marc Snir

Marc Snir Heads Toward Retirement, Leaving Legacy as Former Illinois CS Head and Leader in HPC

May 6, 2019   Snir shepherded Illinois CS through period of rapid growth, pushed for partnerships across campus, and helped shape HPC field.
The Climate Corporation makes $500,000 donation to CS + Crop Sciences

The Climate Corporation Invests in Illinois' CS + Crop Sciences Major

April 30, 2019   The $500,000 gift will provide scholarships in the new CS + Crop Sciences program, training future generations to help secure the world’s food supply.
The Celebration of Excellence recognizes outstanding students, faculty, and staff.

Outstanding Students, Faculty, and Staff Recognized at Spring 2019 Celebration of Excellence

April 26, 2019   Illinois Computer Science honors students, faculty, and staff who have received important awards and other distinctions.
University funds yearlong interdisciplinary course on Illinois innovations

University Funds Yearlong Interdisciplinary Course on Illinois Innovations

April 24, 2019   Undergraduates who take the course in the fall can create exhibits in interdisciplinary teams in the spring.
New on-ramp to CS

Illinois CS Using Facebook Funds to Help Launch Program for People Weighing Move into Tech

April 18, 2019   Program aims to prepare people for career transition, provide an on-ramp for master's degrees, and open more doors for women and underrepresented groups.
College of Engineering Awards

Illinois CS Faculty Recognized for Excellence in Research and Teaching by College of Engineering

April 15, 2019   Nahrstedt wins Drucker Eminent Faculty Award, Fleck the Rose Award for Teaching Excellence, and Smaragdis and Kumar the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research.
Google Faculty Research Awards

CS Faculty Receive Google Faculty Research Awards

April 11, 2019   Google Faculty Research Awards are given to a select group conducting computer science and engineering research. This year two Illinois CS faculty were chosen, as well as three ECE faculty who are CS affiliates.
PhD student Wajih Ul Hassan

PhD Student Wajih Ul Hassan Wins Symantec Fellowship to Pursue Security Research

April 8, 2019   Hassan is one of three people worldwide chosen for this year's Symantec Fellowships. It will provide $20,000 and a salaried internship.
Shachi Solanki and C.J. Coleman

Shachi Solanki Honored as Part of 2019 Knights of St. Patrick; C.J. Coleman Recognized for Service to Students

April 4, 2019   Knights recognize Solanki's work with Girls Who Code and more; Coleman honored for commitment to students.
Alma the "talking" dog

Does Alma the Dog Want a Treat? Just Ask Her

April 2, 2019   Computer Science and Statistics senior Bliss Chapman is part of the team behind Alma the "talking" dog, a hit at Engineering Open House.

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