Department News

Aditya Parameswaran
Aditya Parameswaran is co-PI of DataHub, an NSF-funded initiative to make collaborative data science simple.
chicTech 2015
In early November, 49 high school girls took part in the ChicTech retreat put on by Women in Computer Science.
Cinda Heeren
Cinda Heeren has been named the recipient of the 2015 ASEE Illinois-Indiana Section Teacher of the Year Award.
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Google's Joel Poloney shared his entrepreneurial journey with students on as an Engineer in Residence in the CS Department.
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CS Assistant Professor Alexandra Kolla recently received a young faculty NSF CAREER award.
Andrew Yao
Andrew Chi-Chih Yao (PhD ’75) gave a a keynote address on the topic of quantum computing.
2015 Alumni awards
On October 23, CS @ ILLINOIS held its annual Alumni Awards Ceremony and Banquet, where it recognized 14 alumni and faculty.
vikram adve
CS Professor Vikram Adve was one of seven Urbana campus faculty members selected as a 2015 University Scholar.
fullstack academy
Fullstack Academy, a software engineering school, was founded by David Yang (BSEE '04) and Nimit Maru (BS CS '04).
Brian Bailey
CS Professor Brain Bailey is leading a team developing ways to bring crowdsourcing solutions to computer science classes.
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Seven new faculty members will be joining CS @ ILLINOIS over the coming year.
Sheldon Jacobson
CS Professor Sheldon H. Jacobson helped assemble a new NAS report on backscatter X-ray machines.
Gems Camp
The weeklong Gems: Computer Science Camp for Middle and High School Girls saw nearly 140 participants.
Lui Sha
CS Professor Lui Sha will be part of a new Resilience Engineering in Sepsis Care initiative.
David Kuck
Retired CS and ECE Professor David J. Kuck was inducted into the Engineering at Illinois Hall of Fame.
Siebel Center
Five students in CS @ ILLINOIS have been named Siebel Scholars for the Class of 2016.
Lui Sha
CS Professor Lui Sha has been appointed to the Aeronautics Committee of the NASA Advisory Council.
Roy Campbell
A research center led by Roy Campbell received a $2 million grant from the Air Force.
4-H camp on computing
CS Professor Lenny Pitt led a two and a half day program on computing for a 4-H summer camp.
Robin Kravets is leading two new initiatives at Illinois funded by Google.
Researchers from CS @ ILLINOIS have been funded by Google on two new initiatives.