ThinkChicago Roadshow rolls into Siebel and pitches city to student tech talent

January 31, 2017   Always highly recruited, CS @ ILLINOIS students learned about tech opportunities in Chicago from a high-powered panel of successful entrepreneurs and the city's mayor.
Dr. William T. Freeman

Distinguished Lecture Series: Dr. William T. Freeman

January 29, 2017   Dr. William T. Freeman, the Thomas and Gerd Perkins Professor of EECS at MIT, will discuss a learning-through-interaction algorithm that is able to predict audio features from videos.
Mike Duff

Engineer in Residence provides students with unique perspective

January 28, 2017   Alumnus Michael Duff returns to campus to share experiences and career advice as part of EIR program.
CS Department Head Rob A. Rutenbar

CS @ ILLINOIS is defining and envisioning the data science field for undergraduates

January 23, 2017   CS Head Rob A. Rutenbar is part of a National Academies committee that advises universities on creating degrees, programs of study, and educational experiences.
Ron Cytron

Legacy Gift Honors Friend and Enables More Student Scholarships

January 19, 2017   “The Visionary Scholars fund was a nice lever for combining my friend’s gift with additional funds to have a greater effect than the money on its own,” explained CS alumnus Ron Cytron, who envisions the scholarship aiding students who are underrepresented in computer science.
CS Professor Jiang Peng

Tool to map gene's ‘social network’ sheds light on function, interactions and drug efficacy

January 19, 2017   Jian Peng developed a tool to map a gene’s “social network” to help researchers better understand its function and interactions, offering insights into treatment.
Assistant Professor Ranjitha Kumar

Innovative course enables students to create web apps for impact

January 3, 2017   CS @ ILLINOIS pioneers teaching the design, implementation, and deployment of web apps that solve real-world problems.
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 who 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.