Feb. 23 -- The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) in collaboration with the Institute for Computing in Humanities, Arts, and Social Science (I-CHASS) will provide 1 million hours of time on NCSA's supercomputers to researchers who are pushing the boundaries of humanities, arts and social science knowledge discovery.
CS Professor Dan Roth
"I think a peace of cake would make me fill better." Who hasn't lamented the limited capabilities of today's spell checkers - unable to check for context or most grammatical mistakes, or to offer suggestions for alternative word usage or even placing adjectives and adverbs?
University of Illinois computer science alumnus Ray Ozzie, Chief Software architect at Microsoft, was profiled in a recent issue of Wired. The profile chronicles Ozzie's path from the University of Illinois to the chair once occupied by Bill Gates.
From the article:
On how Ozzie's journey began:
In a sense, Ray Ozzie's remaking of Microsoft began in 1973, when he was a student at the University of Illinois...
URBANA, IL - A human-centric future for consumer computing - where mobile devices, virtual environments, and anthropomorphic communication interfaces allow humans to seamlessly move between cyber- and physical-spaces - is possible with the power of multicore parallel computing. A major impediment to this vision is that parallel programming today is remarkably difficult and the domain of a few experts.
On Tuesday, November 18, Illinois computer science alumni including Max Levchin, Jawed Karim, Scott Banister, and Tom Siebel will participate in a panel discussion with other Illinois leaders to discuss how the landscape is changing for entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley, the obstacles new entrepreneurs face and where the new opportunities are. Illinois alumni will discuss how their connection to Illinois uniquely positioned their success in Silicon Valley, and how they view the future of entrepreneurialism. The event takes place in Silicon Valley.
Thomas M. Siebel Center for Computer Science
The Thomas M. Siebel Center for Computer Science at Illinois has been recognized with a 2008 Design Award from the Pittsburgh chapter of the American Institute of Architects. The Siebel Center recieved one of five Honor Awards, granted for overall excellence for projects in the Architecture, Regional & Urban Design, and Interior Architecture categories.
CS Professor Josep Torrellas
Two papers written by University of Illinois computer science professor Josep Torrellas and his PhD students have recently won awards.
FUSIONOPOLIS, SINGAPORE - Driven by the efforts of Illinois engineering faculty members, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research, or A*STAR, a Singapore government agency, announced plans to establish a major research center in Singapore's Fusionopolis research complex. The Advanced Digital Sciences Center will be focused on breakthrough innovations in information technology that are expected to have a major impact in transforming human beings' utilization of information technology.
CS Professor Bill Gropp
University of Illinois computer science professor William Gropp has been named this year's winner of the IEEE Computer Society's Sidney Fernbach Award.
The 2009 class of Siebel Scholars is preparing to attend their first visit to the annual Siebel Scholars conference, October 17-19. Each fall, current and alumni Siebel Scholars come together with university faculty and some of the world's most prestigious thought-leaders to discuss and debate global issues, developing innovative solutions to society's most pressing needs.