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CS students Will Robbins, Nathan Ju, and Arnav Mishra have joined the university-focused venture capital firm Contrary Capital.

CS @ ILLINOIS students take on roles as partners in VC firm

November 16, 2017   CS students Will Robbins, Nathan Ju, and Arnav Mishra have joined the university-focused venture capital firm Contrary Capital.
Adjunct Professor Rob A. Rutenbar

Rutenbar wins ‘Nobel Prize’ of Electronic Design Automation

November 15, 2017   Rob A. Rutenbar is being honored for his pioneering contributions to algorithms and tools for analog and mixed-signal designs.
Professor Bruce Schatz

Cell phone software creates new possibilities for precision medicine

November 14, 2017   Software uses a cell phone’s native motion sensors to track pulmonary function as patients perform everyday tasks.
CS @ ILLINOIS has joined with the University of Illinois School of Music and the College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences’ Department of Crop Sciences to add two new bachelor’s degrees.

Crop Sciences and Music join growing collection of CS + X degrees at the University Of Illinois

November 6, 2017   CS @ ILLINOIS has joined with the School of Music and the College of ACES’ Department of Crop Sciences to add two new bachelor’s degrees.
Dr. Manuela Veloso

Distinguished Lecture Series: Dr. Manuela Veloso

November 5, 2017   On November 13, Dr. Manuela Veloso will present her research on autonomous service robots.
Drina Yue

CS Alumna Drina Yue tells WCS members about her success, and the sacrifices and choices behind it

November 2, 2017   Drina Yue brought three key assets with her into every career choice and transition—an infectious streak of determined optimism and two degrees from the University of Illinois.

CS @ ILLINOIS Recognizes Outstanding Alumni at Seventh Annual Awards

November 1, 2017   CS @ ILLINOIS recognized sixteen alumni and faculty who have made contributions that bring distinction to themselves, the department, and university.
Dr. Alex Aiken

Distinguished Lecture Series: Dr. Alex Aiken

November 1, 2017   On November 6, Dr. Alex Aiken will present his research on parallel programming.
Research Assistant Professor Sibin Mohan

Illinois researchers to advance security of real-time embedded system scheduling

October 25, 2017   A team led by Sibin Mohan has received funding to determine how to mitigate attacks that are intended to reveal a system's task scheduling information.
Dr. Andreas Zeller

Distinguished Lecture Series: Dr. Andreas Zeller

October 25, 2017   On October 30, Dr. Andreas Zeller will present his research on security testing.
NCSA Director and CS Professor William D. Gropp

NSF awards Illinois funding for a deep learning research instrument

October 24, 2017   CS and NCSA researchers have received $2.7 million from the NSF to build a dedicated research instrument to expand deep learning research and lay the groundwork for deep neural networks.
The $1.2 billion Discovery Partners Institute will serve the entire state of Illinois.

Illinois governor announces that U of I System will lead Chicago-based research institute

October 19, 2017   Targeting innovation and economic growth, the $1.2 billion Discovery Partners Institute will serve the entire state of Illinois, initially opening with up to 50 faculty.
William Dunn (BS CS '86, MS CS '87)

William Dunn’s New Gift Matched by Grainger Foundation, Improves Access to CS @ ILLINOIS Education

October 19, 2017   Dunn recently joined a growing list of CS @ ILLINOIS graduates leveraging matching funds from the Grainger Foundation.
CS Professor Ranjitha Kumar

Can good design be cost-effective? Kumar leads team that builds massive database of mobile-app designs

October 18, 2017   Rico, the largest repository of mobile app designs ever collected, promises to simplify and economize the design process.

Top CS @ ILLINOIS Students Named 2018 Siebel Scholars

October 18, 2017   As a result of their outstanding academic record and leadership, five students will receive $35,000 during their final year of study.
CS Research Assistant Professor Sibin Mohan

Illinois researchers to develop more secure containers for computing environments

October 9, 2017   Research Assistant Professor Sibin Mohan is among a group of researchers who have been awarded a $6.1 million grant from the Office of Naval Research.
CS Professor Tarek Abdelzaher

Illinois receives $25 million to develop Internet of Battlefield Things

October 4, 2017   CS Professor Tarek Abdelzaher is the academic lead of a multi-institution effort seeking to understand and exploit the unique capabilities of next-generation networked battlefield systems.
Leslie Pack Kaelbling

Donald B. Gillies Memorial Lecture in Computer Science: Leslie Pack Kaelbling

October 4, 2017   Dr. Leslie Pack Kaelbling will discuss progress towards developing an integrated approach to solving very large problems in intelligent robotics.
CS PhD student Everett Hildenbrandt

CS @ ILLINOIS student uses a tool called K to build a path towards more secure blockchains

October 3, 2017   CS PhD student Everett Hildenbrandt has created a verification engine for Ethereum's smart contracts.
Dr. Eva Tardos

Distinguished Lecture Series: Dr. Eva Tardos

October 2, 2017   On October 9, Dr. Eva Tardos will present her research on learning algorithms.

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