Department News

CS: The Foundation of Modern Life.

CS: The Foundation of Modern Life.

August 29, 2016   The arts, science, business, medicine, and engineering all benefit from the computational power, modeling, and thinking found in computer science. CS @ ILLINOIS faculty are bringing their expertise to bear on vexing issues in a wide variety of fields.
Professor Lenny Pitt

Collaboration brings computer science curriculum to local public high schools

August 24, 2016   CS Professor Lenny Pitt develops computer science curriculum and teacher professional development opportunities for Champaign's high schools.
Associate Professor Tao Xie

Xie recognized as Microsoft Research Outstanding Collaborator

August 22, 2016   CS Associate Professor and Willett Faculty Scholar Tao Xie was recently honored with a Microsoft Research Outstanding Collaborator Award.
Dr. John Ousterhout will give the Distinguished Lecture on August 29.

Distinguished Lecture Series: Dr. John Ousterhout

August 22, 2016   Dr. John Ousterhout, creator of the Tcl scripting language and member of the National Academy of Engineering, will present Raft—a new, more intuitive consensus algorithm for distributed systems.
CS Professor William D. Gropp

Bill Gropp named acting director of NCSA

August 15, 2016   Dr. William "Bill" Gropp, has been named acting director of NCSA, while NCSA Director Ed Seidel steps up to serve as interim vice president for research for the University of Illinois System.
CS Professor Sheldon Jacobson.

Election Analytics 2016: Forecasting Presidential & Senate Races

August 8, 2016   Students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have fired up the Election Analytics website, which has provided one of the country’s most accurate political forecasts over the past six years.
There's a lot of excitement about the promise of Data Science: new statistical and computational tools capable of extracting knowledge from the Digital Revolution’s massive deluge of data.

Harnessing the Power of the Data Revolution

August 1, 2016   There's a lot of excitement about the promise of Data Science: new statistical and computational tools capable of extracting knowledge from the Digital Revolution’s massive deluge of data.
CS @ ILLINOIS graduate student Pranjal Vachaspati.

CS @ ILLINOIS Graduate Student on Jeopardy! Winning Streak

July 27, 2016   CS @ ILLINOIS graduate student Pranjal Vachaspati will defend his six-game winning streak in today’s episode of Jeopardy!.
CS senior Amanda Sopkin has been awarded a Google Generation Scholarship.

CS student Amanda Sopkin awarded Google Scholarship

July 20, 2016   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 Receives ACM SIGSOFT Dissertation Award

July 20, 2016   Milos Gligoric (PhD CS ’15) is the 2016 recipient of the ACM SIGSOFT Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award.
CS Professor William D. Gropp

CS professor helps chart NSF’s future advanced computing strategy and programs

July 6, 2016   CS Professor Bill Gropp co-chaired a National Academies study that guides the NSF’s future directions in advanced computing.
CS Professor Josep Torrellas

NSF funds research to advance scalability for on-chip wireless communications

July 5, 2016   CS researchers to receive $880,000 in NSF funding to to advance scalability for on-chip wireless communications.
Muhammad Naveed (PhD CS '16)

Muhammad Naveed wins Ross J. Martin Award

May 19, 2016   CS PhD student Muhammad Naveed has been named the winner of the 2016 Ross J. Martin Award by the College of Engineering.
NCWIT Aspirations 2016

Weekend Features Recognition and Information for High School Students

May 5, 2016   On April 9, CS @ ILLINOIS hosted NCWIT's Aspirations in Computing awards presentation and CS @ ILLINOIS Sail.
A 3D printer uses icing to write on a cookie for Engineering Open House.

CS Students Are Sweet on 3D Printing

May 5, 2016   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.

Illinois Team Advances to ICPC World Finals

May 3, 2016   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)

Thieme Shares Her Passion for Technology and for Women in Technology at WCS Banquet

April 27, 2016   At the WCS Spring Awards Banquet, alumna Lynne Thieme advocated for women in technology fields.
Siebel Center

Zhai and Herzog Among Faculty and Staff Honored for Excellence

April 27, 2016   ChengXiang Zhai and Steve Herzog were faculty and staff honored for excellence in teaching, mentoring, and advising.
Amelia is a student startup.

With Amelia, Booking a Flight is as Simple as Having a Conversation

April 11, 2016   Amelia is a student startup that applies natural language to booking enterprise travel.
CS faculty startup Veriflow has left stealth mode.

Faculty Startup Veriflow Promises to Eliminate Change-Induced Outages and Breaches

April 4, 2016   CS faculty startup Veriflow has launched with a product to minimize security breaches and impact from network failures.

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