Department News

MCS Data Science
CS @ ILLINOIS has partnered with Coursera to develop a new data science track for the MCS degree program.
CS senior Amanda Sopkin has been awarded a Google Generation Scholarship.
Amanda Sopkin, a senior in computer science, has been awarded a Google Generation Scholarship for University Students.
Dr. Milos Gligoric (PhD CS '15)
Milos Gligoric (PhD CS ’15) is the 2016 recipient of the ACM SIGSOFT Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award.
CS Professor William D. Gropp
CS Professor Bill Gropp co-chaired a National Academies study that guides the NSF’s future directions in advanced computing.
CS Professor Josep Torrellas
CS researchers to receive $880,000 in NSF funding to to advance scalability for on-chip wireless communications.
Muhammad Naveed (PhD CS '16)
CS PhD student Muhammad Naveed has been named the winner of the 2016 Ross J. Martin Award by the College of Engineering.
A 3D printer uses icing to write on a cookie for Engineering Open House.
CS @ ILLINOIS students modified a 3D printer to write initials on cookies for an EOH project.
Students from CS @ ILLINOIS will compete at the ICPC World Finals.
Three students from CS @ ILLINOIS will represent the department and university at the ICPC World Finals held in Thailand.
Lynne Thieme (BS Math&CS ’82)
At the WCS Spring Awards Banquet, alumna Lynne Thieme advocated for women in technology fields.
Siebel Center
ChengXiang Zhai and Steve Herzog were faculty and staff honored for excellence in teaching, mentoring, and advising.
Amelia is a student startup.
Amelia is a student startup that applies natural language to booking enterprise travel.
CS faculty startup Veriflow has left stealth mode.
CS faculty startup Veriflow has launched with a product to minimize security breaches and impact from network failures.
Xiang Ren
Xiang Ren received a 2016 Google PhD Fellowship in the Structured Data and Database Management category.
Sheldon Jacobson
In a recent paper, Sheldon H. Jacobson and his colleagues suggest an alternative policy for Ebola entry screening.
Aditya Parameswaran
Aditya Parameswaran is co-author of a recently published book that examines crowdsourcing in the high-tech industry.
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CS faculty and students were involved in gravitatinal wave research in the 1990s.
Josep Torrellas
Josep Torrellas has been elected to the Computing Research Association (CRA) Board of Directors.
Jay Bensal
CS senior Jay Bensal has been named a 2016 Knight of St. Patrick, a top honor within the College of Engineering.
Flying Superintendent
An interdisciplinary team that includes CS Associate Professor Derek Hoiem received a Turner Innovation Award.
HackIllinois 2016
At HackIllinois 2016, the nation’s top students convened for 36 hours to create mobile apps, websites, or hardware.