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Utpal Banerjee (MS '76, PhD '79)

Generous Gift from Family Establishes Lecture Series to Honor Illinois CS Alumnus Utpal Banerjee

January 16, 2020   Sanchita Banerjee Saxena has taken a step to ensure that her father's memory and legacy will live on at Illinois and benefit the field of computer science.
$1M in funding will support Prof. Hanghang Tong's efforts to develop a computational foundation for fair network learning.

Tong Wins NSF-Amazon Award to Improve AI Fairness

January 14, 2020   $1M in funding will support a team led by Prof. Hanghang Tong to develop a computational foundation for fair network learning.
Eighty-six leaders from thirty-one computing institutions recently visited Illinois to jump-start their departments' BPC plans.

Illinois CS Hosts First-Of-Its-Kind NSF Workshop on Departmental Plans for Broadening Participation in Computing

January 10, 2020   Eighty-six leaders from thirty-one computing institutions recently visited Illinois to jump-start their departments' BPC plans.
The Institute for Computational Redistricting hopes to help bring transparency to the decennial redistricting process.

Computational Redistricting: Drawing the Maps

January 10, 2020   The Institute for Computational Redistricting hopes to help bring transparency to the decennial redistricting process.
Adam Aaronson loves puzzles, and a crossword puzzle he created will be published in the Jan. 4 edition of The New York Times.

Illinois student's puzzle to appear in The New York Times

January 3, 2020   Adam Aaronson loves puzzles, and a crossword puzzle he created will be published in the Jan. 4 edition of The New York Times.
Professor Hanghang Tong was recognized for his "contributions to large-scale graph mining."

Tong’s Early Career Achievements Recognized With IEEE ICDM Tao Li Award

December 18, 2019   Prof. Hanghang Tong was honored for his "contributions to large-scale graph mining."
Profs. Tarek Abdelzaher and Timothy M. Chan have been named ACM Fellows, Profs. Karrie Karahalios and Hari Sundaram have been named ACM Distinguished Members.

Abdelzaher, Chan, Karahalios, and Sundaram Honored by ACM

December 18, 2019   Profs. Tarek Abdelzaher and Timothy M. Chan have been named ACM Fellows, Profs. Karrie Karahalios and Hari Sundaram have been named ACM Distinguished Members.
Daniel Stelzer has written software to help make Hittite, an extinct language, more accessible to other students.

New Class Offers Glimpse of Bronze Age Language, Technology

December 11, 2019   CS undergraduate Daniel Stelzer has written software to help make Hittite, an extinct language, more accessible to other students.
Illinois CS Associate Professor Craig Zilles is a co-creator of CBTF.

After Five Years, Hundreds of Thousands of Exams, CBTF Still Revolutionary

December 4, 2019   Computer Based Testing Facility, co-created by Prof. Craig Zilles, serves over 8,900 students in 38 classes each semester, with 67,000 exams given so far this semester.
Creating and delivering 360-degree video to a large audience of viewers over the Internet remains an unsolved scientific problem.

Nahrstedt on Team Receiving $1.2M NSF Grant to Develop Pioneering System for 360-Degree Video Creation and Delivery

December 4, 2019   Creating and delivering 360-degree video to a large audience of viewers over the Internet remains an unsolved scientific problem.
Prof. Edgar Solomonik was recognized for work that addresses a key challenge in parallel algorithms.

Solomonik’s Communication Cost Research Earns Early Career Prize From SIAM Supercomputing Group

December 2, 2019   Prof. Edgar Solomonik was recognized for work that addresses a key challenge in parallel algorithms.
Profs. Sheldon Jacobson, Klara Nahrstedt, and Tao Xie are among 443 people to be awarded the distinction of AAAS Fellow this year.

Jacobson, Nahrstedt, and Xie Among Eight 2019 AAAS Fellows From Illinois

December 2, 2019   Profs. Sheldon Jacobson, Klara Nahrstedt, and Tao Xie are among 443 people to be awarded the distinction of AAAS Fellow this year.
In addition to boasting the largest cohort of Rising Stars participants to date, the 2019 edition of the annual workshop introduced innovative events and sessions to bring new opportunities to early-career women.

Rising Stars 2019 Brings New Opportunities and Networking to Participants

November 4, 2019   In addition to boasting the largest cohort of Rising Stars participants to date, the 2019 edition of the annual workshop introduced innovative events and sessions to bring new opportunities to early-career women.
Illinois is welcoming 90 promising early-career women in electrical engineering, computer engineering, and computer science to campus on Oct. 29.

Illinois Welcomes Rising Stars 2019

October 29, 2019   Illinois is welcoming 90 promising early-career women in electrical engineering, computer engineering, and computer science to campus on Oct. 29.
International consortium of researchers generates gene sequences from more than 1100 plant species.

Study Provides Framework for 1 Billion Years of Green Plant Evolution

October 23, 2019   Prof. Tandy Warnow helps an international consortium construct a large evolutionary tree of green plants, using advanced algorithms.
Illinois Computer Science honors students who have received important awards and other distinctions.

Outstanding Students Recognized at Fall 2019 Celebration of Excellence

October 22, 2019   Illinois Computer Science honors students who have received important awards and other distinctions.
Students from Prof. Eric Shaffer's Virtual Reality course developed software to help explain Fields and Waves concepts.

Illinois CS VR Course Helps ECE ILLINOIS Offer a New Interactive Learning Experience

October 21, 2019   Students from Prof. Eric Shaffer's Virtual Reality course developed software to help explain Fields and Waves concepts.
Narayanan, who now leads the engineering team for Google Assistant, was profoundly influenced by Professor Emeritus C.L. "Dave" Liu.

Illinois CS Influence on His Path to Google Success Inspires Unni Narayanan to Make Major Gift

October 17, 2019   Narayanan, who now leads the engineering team for Google Assistant, was profoundly influenced by Professor Emeritus C.L. "Dave" Liu.
The commission’s charge is to advance the development of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and associated technologies.

Amato Participates in National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence Panel

October 14, 2019   Amato emphasized that funding for basic AI research in the U.S. has not kept up with demand, but that amazing things are possible with the right resources.
New center to combine campus’ areas of expertise in engineering and agriculture to cement Illinois’ position as an innovator in agricultural technology.

University of Illinois Officially Announces Center for Digital Agriculture

October 8, 2019   New center to combine campus’ areas of expertise in engineering and agriculture to cement Illinois’ position as an innovator in agricultural technology.

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