Department News

Sheldon Jacobson

TSA could save money by waiving PreCheck fees for frequent travelers, study finds

December 5, 2016   There's an easy way to reduce lines at the airport, increase security, and save taxpayer dollars: waive the $85 fee for frequent filers to enroll in the TSSA PreCheck program.
CS for All

Illinois computer science education project part of national ‘CS for All’ efforts

December 5, 2016   The Creative Technologies Research Lab will develop and study instructional strategies and supports for K-12 students with disabilities and others at risk for academic failure.
Peng Ong

Alumnus Peng Ong will be featured speaker at fall convocation

December 2, 2016   Peng T. Ong (MS CS '88), managing partner of Monk’s Hill Ventures, will be the featured speaker at the College of Engineering Fall Convocation on Saturday, December 17.
Rising Stars

Two PhD students attend prestigious academic career workshop

December 1, 2016   Eslami and Zhou were among 60 top women researchers who learned how to launch and sustain a successful faculty career at the annual Rising Stars workshop.
Robert Carr

U of I receives $1 million for scholarships from Give Something Back Foundation

November 30, 2016   Robert Carr, a former student of Professor Emeritus David J. Kuck, gives scholarships to support students of modest means at Illinois.
Ronitt Rubinfeld

Donald B. Gillies Memorial Lecture in Computer Science: Ronitt Rubinfeld

November 29, 2016   Dr. Ronitt Rubinfeld will describe results on a variety of problems for which sublinear time and space local computation algorithms have been developed.
Josep Torrellas

Torrellas Elected AAAS Fellow

November 21, 2016   Josep Torrellas is one of six University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign faculty members have been elected 2016 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Kevin Chang

Chang creating tools that listen to social universe

November 16, 2016   CS Professor Kevin Chang is developing SocialSense, a social media data platform that may fulfill the promise of gathering deep meaning and actionable information from the vast and noisy social universe.
Computer Science Investitures

CS set to honor four distinguished faculty with named chairs and professorships

November 14, 2016   One of the highest honors the campus can bestow, named chairs and professorships acknowledge outstanding faculty research, service, and education accomplishments.
A collection of simulation results using NekCEM/Nek5000

CS @ ILLINOIS professor receives R&D 100 Award for simulation software

November 10, 2016   Paul Fischer and his Argonne research collaborator received one of the "Oscars of Invention" for open-source simulation software package that delivers highly accurate solutions for a wide range of scientific applications.
Mr. Sohiab Abbasi

Software executive Abbasi shares experiences and advice with CS students

November 8, 2016   Sohaib Abbasi (BS CS '78, MS '80) delivered a keynote about his experience as an Illinois student, employee of Oracle, and award-winning Chairman and CEO of Informatica.
Ulku Rowe

Alumna Rowe inspires CS @ ILLINOIS students as WCS keynote speaker

November 8, 2016   Ulku Rowe (MS CS '97) shared her career experiences and life lessons with students as the keynote speaker for the WCS Alumni & Student Dinner.
William Stafford Noble

Distinguished Lecture Series: William Stafford Noble

November 7, 2016   Dr. William Stafford Noble will discuss several machine learning methods to help biologists make sense of large genomics datasets.
Dr. Daniel Jackson

Distinguished Lecture Series: Dr. Daniel Jackson

November 3, 2016   Dr. Daniel Jackson will discuss an evolving theory, based on the identification of concepts and purposes, to guide the design of software.
Richard T. Cheng

Alumnus Cheng’s Gift Helps Retain & Recruit Exceptional Faculty

November 1, 2016   An outstanding leader in education and business, Richard T. Cheng (MS CS '69, PhD '71), who well knows the value of outstanding faculty, has endowed a professorship in the Department of Computer Science.

From Computational Genomics To Precision Medicine

October 29, 2016   Precision medicine—using an individual’s specific genetic profile to help prevent, diagnose, and treat disease—seems to be just on the horizon. Read how CS @ ILLINOIS researchers are bringing it closer to a reality.
CS graduate student Matthew Sinclair with 1986 Turing Award winner Robert Tarjan.

Meeting the rock stars of CS and mathematics fields

October 24, 2016   Three CS @ ILLINOIS graduate students were among 200 young researchers worldwide to participate in the annual Heidelberg Forum.
Kevin Chang

Illinois team lands major NSF funding to bring spreadsheets into "Big Data" era

October 18, 2016   Chang, Karahalios and Parameswaran received $1.8 million to develop DataSpread, a system that holistically unifies spreadsheets and database systems.
Professor Grigore Rosu

Rosu earns ASE Most Influential Paper award for work that helped launch runtime verification field

October 17, 2016   Rosu's 2001 paper bridged two seemingly different software engineering areas: testing and formal verification.
CS and Medical Information Science Professor Bruce Schatz

Movement analysis app detects level of lung disease

October 14, 2016   CS Professor Bruce Schatz's group has developed technology that enables a smartphone to accurately predict the severity of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

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