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Eight CS Faculty and Students Receive Engineering, Campus Awards for Excellence

May 10, 2020   Eight CS faculty and students won Grainger Engineering or campus-level awards for their outstanding contributions to research, teaching, or mentoring.
PaperRobot is an AI-enabled knowledge discovery framework that summarizes important information that aids in decision making.

CS Faculty Produce a Quicker Way to Analyze Deluge of COVID-19 Related Research

May 9, 2020   PaperRobot is an AI-enabled knowledge discovery framework that summarizes important information to aid in decision making.
Fifth year Illinois CS professor Jian Peng earns one of the most prestigious awards in the computational biology field.

Overton Prize Winner Jian Peng Finds Further Motivation in the Honor

May 8, 2020   Fifth year Illinois CS professor earns one of the most prestigious awards in the computational biology field.
Amy and Eric Tamura have established the Ruey-Feng Shieh Li Scholarship in Computer Science in hopes that it will inspire others.

Just in Time for Mothers’ Day: New Scholarship Honors a Mother’s Inspiration

May 5, 2020   Amy and Eric Tamura have established the Ruey-Feng Shieh Li Scholarship in Computer Science in hopes that it will inspire others.
Illinois CS junior Ananya Cleetus wants people to know that good things can come from failure.

Fiddler Innovation Fellowship Winner Strives to Support Mental Health Resources

May 2, 2020   Illinois CS junior Ananya Cleetus wants people to know that good things can come from failure.
Nupoor Gandhi and Caren Zeng were among the 11 students selected as 2020 Knights of St. Patrick.

Two CS Seniors Named Knights of St. Patrick, Top Grainger Engineering Student Honor

May 2, 2020   Nupoor Gandhi and Caren Zeng were among the 11 students selected as 2020 Knights of St. Patrick.
While they may have many applications, CS researchers show the potential risks in the newly developing technology of smart shoes.

CS Researchers Demonstrate IoT Privacy Concerns with ShoesHacker

April 24, 2020   While they may have many applications, CS researchers show the potential risks in the newly developing technology of smart shoes.
The COVID-19 epidemic has inspired Professor Tarek Abdelzaher to modify information propagation models to make accurate predictions of virus spread.

Abdelzaher Repurposing Social Networking Models to Predict COVID-19 Spread Under Different Social Distancing Policies

April 23, 2020   Professor Tarek Abdelzaher has modified information propagation models to make predictions of COVID-19's spread.
Teaching Associate Professor Wade Fagen-Ulmscheider

A Desire for Data Accessibility Sparked the Creation of a Viral Visualization

April 10, 2020   Teaching Associate Professor Wade Fagen-Ulmschneider found himself with some unexpected free time and questions about COVID-19.
A new research consortium chaired by Thomas M. Siebel looks to accelerate innovation in artificial intelligence with the goal of scaling digital transformation.

New $367 million C3.ai Digital Transformation Institute Seeks Proposals to Use AI to Mitigate COVID-19 Pandemic

April 10, 2020   Chaired by Thomas M. Siebel, a new research consortium has the goal of using AI to scale digital transformation.
The use of avatar robots would allow medical professionals to reduce the amount of face-to-face contact and could slow the spread of future pandemics.

Hauser Leads Work on Robotic Avatar for Hands-Free Medical Care

March 25, 2020   The use of avatar robots would allow medical professionals to reduce the amount of face-to-face contact and could slow the spread of future pandemics.
Rick Barber

How Reddit's Coronavirus Community Became a Destination

March 18, 2020   NBC News -- PhD student Rick Barber has helped to make Reddit's fast-growing conronavirus community a destination for information-seekers.

University of Illinois Takes Steps to Address COVID-19 Risks

March 13, 2020   Courses will migrate online by March 23rd, events with more than 50 attendees have been suspended, and travel has been curtailed.
University of Illinois data science researchers have some advice for optimal March Madness strategies, based on new research.

March Madness Bracket Analysis Shows Picking Your Final Four First Leads To Better Brackets

March 3, 2020   University of Illinois data science researchers have some advice for optimal March Madness strategies, based on new research.
Blacks and African Americans in Computing (BAAC) has received $5,500 from State Farm's Good Neighbor Citizenship Company Grant program.

BAAC Student Club Wins State Farm Grant to Support Outreach Efforts

February 19, 2020   Blacks and African Americans in Computing (BAAC) has received $5,500 from State Farm's Good Neighbor Citizenship® Company Grant program.
Coohom—3D software from Hang Chen, Victor Huang and Hao Zhu—lets users easily design their own “cool homes”.

The Home Team

February 18, 2020   Coohom—3D software from Hang Chen, Victor Huang and Hao Zhu—lets users easily design their own “cool homes”.
Two new faculty add expertise in artificial intelligence for healthcare as well as in creating bridge programs to make advanced CS degrees more accessible.

Sun, Williams Join Illinois Computer Science Faculty

February 14, 2020   Two new faculty add expertise in artificial intelligence for healthcare as well as in creating bridge programs to make advanced CS degrees more accessible.
A center led by Professor Saurabh Sinha has created a first-of-its-kind analytical platform, KnowEnG, to help interpret complex genomic datasets.

Knowledge Engine is Ready to Accelerate Genomic Research

February 6, 2020   A center led by Professor Saurabh Sinha has created a first-of-its-kind analytical platform, KnowEnG, to help interpret complex genomic datasets.
CS PhD student Cameron Merrill helped to create a VR laboratory that brings an in-depth archaeological field school experience to campus.

Team Creates Game-Based Virtual Archaeology Field School

January 29, 2020   CS PhD student Cameron Merrill has helped to create a VR laboratory that brings an in-depth archaeological field school experience to campus.
Illinois is one of the first universities to partner with NSA on researching the science of security and has been working on cybersecurity problems with NSA for more than 19 years.

NSA and University of Illinois: Partnering to Secure Networks and Cyber Systems

January 23, 2020   Illinois is one of the first universities to partner with NSA on researching the science of security, working on cybersecurity problems with NSA for more than 19 years.

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