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Assistant Professor Edgar Solomonik

Solomonik Recognized for Early Career Work Aimed at Improving HPC Performance

November 14, 2018   The IEEE Computer Society recognizes Assistant Prof. Edgar Solomonik’s research with the TCHPC Award for Excellence for Early Career Researchers in HPC.
CS Professor Sheldon Jacobson

Jacobson Recognized for Research That Transformed Passenger Screening After 2001 Attacks

November 12, 2018   Professor Sheldon Jacobson and three former students laid the groundwork for TSA PreCheck passenger screening. That work has been recognized with an IMPACT Prize.
Illinois Computer Science PhD graduate and IBM researcher Bilge Acun

Acun’s Focus on HPC Energy Efficiency Leads to Dissertation Recognition from SIGHPC

November 9, 2018   Illinois CS PhD graduate Bilge Acun's dissertation on supercomputer energy efficiency won an honorable mention in SIGHPC's dissertation competition.
A team of researchers lead by Professor Klara Nahrstedt is building a wireless and scalable sensory infrastructure that will help scientists better understand the conditions under which their experiments succeed or fail.

SENSELET Provides Sensory-Driven IoT Network for Scientific Instruments

November 8, 2018   A team of researchers is building a wireless and scalable sensory infrastructure that will help scientists better understand the conditions under which their experiments succeed or fail.
Illinois CS Alumni Awards panel

Illinois CS Alumni Awards Recipients Talk Chicago, Teamwork, and Procrastination

November 6, 2018   Illinois CS Alumni Awards winners share their own experiences and advice with students, discussing everything from procrastination to where to begin a career.
The 2018 ACM/IEEE-CS Ken Kennedy Award recognizes Prof. Sarita Adve's influential work at the interface of hardware and software.

Adve’s Research on Memory Consistency Models, Influence on Hardware and Software Worlds Recognized with Kennedy Award

October 31, 2018   The 2018 ACM/IEEE-CS Ken Kennedy Award recognizes Prof. Sarita Adve's influential work at the interface of hardware and software.
ThinkChicago Roadshow

ThinkChicago Brings City’s Tech Message and Leaders to Illinois CS Students

October 31, 2018   The ThinkChicago Roadshow comes to Illinois CS, using tech leaders to pitch the city's emergence as a technology hub to students planning their futures.
IQUIST will bring together Illinois’ physicists, engineers, computer scientists and many others to develop new paradigms in quantum information science and technology.

New Center to Accelerate Quantum Information Science and Engineering

October 29, 2018   IQUIST will bring together Illinois’ physicists, engineers, computer scientists and many others to develop new paradigms in quantum information science and technology.
CS Professor Josep Torrellas

Illinois CS Professors Win NSF Grant To Target Improvements In Computer Efficiency

October 15, 2018   The quest to improve computational speed often focuses on an alternative to the chip. Three Illinois CS professors look instead top the inefficiencies of computing systems.
Professor William Gropp, the Thomas M. Siebel Chair in Computer Science

Siebel Chair Gift Keeps Giving To Gropp And Illinois CS Researchers

October 12, 2018   As the Thomas M. Siebel Chair in Computer Science, Professor Bill Gropp says he has a tool that lets him jump-start interesting science.
Illinois Computer Science Professor Jiawei Han becomes only the fourth-ever non-Japanese computer scientist to win the prestigious Funai Achievement Award.

Professor Jiawei Han Joins Select Group With Funai Achievement Award

October 12, 2018   Illinois Computer Science Professor Jiawei Han becomes only the fourth-ever non-Japanese computer scientist to win the prestigious Funai Achievement Award.
Rising Stars

Four From Illinois CS Chosen For 2018 Rising Stars In EECS Workshop

October 12, 2018   Three Illinois Computer Science PhD students and a post-doctoral researcher have been chosen to be part of the 2018 Rising Stars academic career-building workshop at MIT.
Illinois CS Professor Darko Marinov

Marinov Leads Team Trying to Speed Up, Improve Reliability of Continuous Integration

October 1, 2018   Continuous integration is an increasingly important part of software creation, but developers are limited by its speed and reliability. Professor Darko Marinov is trying to change that.
“Women and Ideas in Engineering: Twelve Stories From Illinois”

'Women and Ideas in Engineering: Twelve Stories From Illinois'

September 27, 2018   Only a handful of women earned engineering degrees from the University of Illinois in its early years. But numerous influential women followed. A new book tells the stories of 12 of them.
Inside Higher Ed report focuses on Illinois CS

'They’re Teaching The Same Material With The Same Academic Rigor'

September 19, 2018   New Inside Higher Ed report focuses on online education focuses on Illinois Computer Science and its leadership role.
Illinois CS will hold its Alumni Awards in October, recognizing 13 alumni and faculty for professional, technical, educational, or service contributions.

Illinois Computer Science Honors Achievements of 13 Alumni and Faculty

September 18, 2018   Illinois CS will hold its Alumni Awards in October, recognizing 13 alumni and faculty for professional, technical, educational, or service contributions.
Illinois CS alum Doug MacGregor

No Straight Lines: Influential Illinois CS Professors Helped MacGregor Chart Unconventional Course

September 18, 2018   When he arrived at Illinois CS , Doug MacGregor was in a hurry to get an advanced degree and a job. But at Illinois, MacGregor found more than a path to employment.
Five outstanding new faculty members are joining Illinois Computer Science during the next academic year.

Illinois Computer Science Adds Talented New Faculty

September 17, 2018   The Illinois Department of Computer Science welcomes five new faculty who will join its growing family of talented researchers and educators over the next year.
The Thomas and Stacey Siebel Foundation

Five Leading Illinois CS Students Named 2019 Siebel Scholars

September 13, 2018   Five leading students rewarded for academic excellence and leadership with $35,000 each during their final year of study.
Black & African Americans in Computing

Students Hoping to Open Tech Doors to All Have Founded Blacks & African Americans in Computing

September 7, 2018   A new group, Blacks & African Americans in Computing (BAAC), has joined the roster of student-run organizations with ties to Illinois Computer Science.

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