Department News

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CS Professor Kevin Chang was part of a team that developed IntelligShop, a shopping and review app.
koller - MT lecture 2015
Daphne Koller delivered the 2015 Mueller-Thuns Lecture in Computer Science on Coursera and the history of MOOCS.
Paris Smaragdis
CS and ECE Assistant Professor Paris Smaragdis recently received an NSF CAREER award.
Scott Kirkwood
CS senior Scott Kirkwood attained third place at a regional Grand Prix tournament for Magic: The Gathering.
Klara Nahrstedt
Klara Nahrstedt has been named to the inaugural list of “10 Women in Networking/Communications That You Should Know."
Siebel Center
Three CS @ ILLINOIS women researchers attended the 2015 Rising Stars workshop at MIT.
Lui Sha
CS Professor Lui Sha was named a co-recipients of the 2016 IEEE Simon Ramo Medal.
Tandy Warnow
CS and Bioengineering Professor Tandy Warnow has been named a 2015 Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery.
chi wang
Chi Wang (PhD 2014) won the 2015 SIGKDD Dissertation Award for new approach to mining unstructured data.
Scott Fisher
Scott Fisher returned to CS @ ILLINOIS as an Engineer in Residence to share his insights after a career in industry.
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.