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CS @ ILLINOIS 50th Anniversary Celebration

50 Years of CS @ ILLINOIS
During the last five decades, our department has produced thousands of creative and driven graduates who have made important contributions to the computing field and to society at large. Collectively, our alumni and faculty have birthed entirely new industries, generated billions of dollars in commerce, created tens of thousands of jobs, and revolutionized the way people communicate, shop, conduct business, and are entertained.

These accomplishments deserve a fitting tribute.
We invite all our alumni and friends, corporate and campus partners, and our current faculty, staff and students to join us for a week of celebration. Activities include the Women in Computer Science Fall Student & Alumni Dinner, the 50th Anniversary Celebration, the CS @ ILLINOIS Awards, and Homecoming festivities and football.

List of Events

Monday, October 20, 2014 (Siebel Center)

5:00-6:00 p.m. KEYNOTE: Max Levchin - Chief Executive Officer, Affirm; Chairman, Yelp and Glow; Co-founder, PayPal

Thomas M. Siebel Center for Computer Science
201 N. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, Illinois

Keynote in 1404 Siebel Center (free and open to the public)

Recording

 

Thursday, October 23, 2014 (Siebel Center)

5:00-7:00 p.m. Women in Computer Science (WCS) Fall Alumni & Student Dinner

Thomas M. Siebel Center for Computer Science
201 N. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, Illinois
Dinner in the First Floor Atrium ($25 per person, $200 per table)

Registration for this event is now closed. If you have any questions, please contact Julie Gustafson at jdg5 [at] illinois [dot] edu or (217) 244-0095.

7:00-8:00 p.m. KEYNOTE: Parisa Tabriz - Chrome Security Manager, Google

Keynote in 1404 Siebel Center (free and open to the public)
Per the speaker's request, this keynote was not recorded.

Friday, October 24, 2014 (Siebel Center)

8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. CS @ ILLINIOS 50th Anniversary Celebration

(All events free and open to the public)

8:30-8:45 a.m WELCOME
8:45-9:30 a.m. KEYNOTE: Thomas M. Siebel - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, C3 Energy
Recording
9:30-10:30 a.m. PANEL: CS @ ILLINOIS: Past & Present
Moderator: David J. Kuck
Panelists: C. William Gear, Michael T. Heath, Daniel A. Reed, Rob A. Rutenbar, and Marc Snir
Recording
10:30-10:45 a.m. BREAK
10:45-11:30 a.m. KEYNOTE: Jeff Holden - Chief Product Officer, Uber Technologies
Recording
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. 50th Anniversary Lunch & Networking Reception (First Floor Atrium)
1:00-1:45 p.m. KEYNOTE: Chris Lattner - Director, Developer Tools, Apple
Per the speaker's request, this keynote was not recorded.
1:45-2:45 p.m. PANEL: Entrepreneurism @ ILLINOIS
Moderator: Alan M. Braverman
Panelists: Jeff Holden, Marcin Kleczynski, Steve LaValle, Mark Tebbe, and Zao Yang
Recording
2:45-3:00 p.m. BREAK
3:00-3:45 p.m. KEYNOTE: Linda Mills - Corporate Vice President of Operations, Northrop Grumman
Recording
3:45-4:45 p.m. PANEL: The Future of Computer Science
Moderator: Daniel E. Atkins III
Panelists: Jason Cong, Mary Jane Irwin, Der-Tsai Lee, Klara Nahrstedt, and Linda Petzold
Recording
4:45-5:00 p.m. CLOSING REMARKS

Friday, October 24, 2014 (I Hotel & Conference Center)

5:30 p.m. CS AWARDS: Reception, Dinner & Ceremony

I Hotel and Conference Center
1900 S 1st St.
Champaign, IL 61820

HONOREES:
Distinguished Achievement: Steve Chen, Jason Cong, Jawed Karim, Kenichi Miura, Trevor Mudge, Linda Petzold, Parisa Tabriz
Distinguished Educator: Lawrence Angrave, Cinda Heeren, Der-Tsai Lee, Koushik Sen, Franco P. Preparata
Distinguished Service: Alan M. Braverman, Roy H. Campbell, C. William Gear, Michael T. Heath, Duncan Lawrie, Brigid A. Johnson, Daniel A. Reed, Marc Snir
C. W. Gear Junior Faculty Award: Derek Hoiem
David J. Kuck Outstanding Thesis Awards: Siva Kumar Sastry Hari (PhD), Wenxuan Zhou (MS)

($50 per person)

Registration for this event is now closed. If you have any questions, please contact Julie Gustafson at at jdg5 [at] illinois [dot] edu or (217) 244-0095.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

9:00 a.m. College of Engineering Homecoming Tailgate (new ECE Building)
11:00 a.m. Homecoming Football Game:
Illinois vs. Minnesota (Memorial Stadium)