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Professor Paul Fischer has won an $800,000 grant from the Department of Energy.

Fischer Plans to Use Grant to Improve Accuracy, Reduce Cost of Fluid-Flow Models for Nuclear Reactors

July 17, 2018   An $800,000 Department of Energy grant will support work to create fluid-flow models for nuclear reactors that can run on desktop computers.
A collaboration between the University of Illinois and Mayo Clinic has yielded a tool that makes stronger predictions about what genomic features are associated with specific drug responses.

New Informatics Tool Makes the Most of Genomic Data

July 16, 2018   A collaboration between the University of Illinois and Mayo Clinic has yielded a tool that makes stronger predictions about what genomic features are associated with specific drug responses.
Dr. Nancy Amato has been named the next Department Head of Computer Science.

Nancy Amato Named Next Department Head of Computer Science

July 12, 2018   Amato, who graduated from Illinois in 1995 with a PhD in computer science, will become the first woman to lead the department.
Assistant Professor Aditya Parameswaran has received an award from the U.S. Army Research Office’s Young Investigator Program.

Parameswaran Aims for Algorithms That Would Add Perspective to the Voices From the Crowd

July 10, 2018   Assistant Professor Aditya Parameswaran has received an award from the U.S. Army Research Office’s Young Investigator Program.
Matt Sinclair (PhD CS '17) has been given an honorable mention for the inaugural ACM SIGARCH/IEEE CS TCCA Outstanding Dissertation Award.

Sinclair Focuses on Heterogeneous Systems as a Way Forward After Moore’s Law; New Award Recognizes His Work

July 9, 2018   Matt Sinclair (PhD CS '17) has been given an honorable mention for the ACM SIGARCH / IEEE CS TCCA Outstanding Dissertation Award.
A group of San Francisco Bay Area alumni have launched a new way for Illinois Computer Science alumni to meet, cultivate meaningful connections, and share stories and advice.

Illinois Computer Science Alumni Network Launched

June 18, 2018   A group of San Francisco Bay Area alumni have launched a new way for Illinois Computer Science graduates to meet, cultivate meaningful connections, and share stories and advice.
Titus Fong recently graduated with an MCS in Data Science.

First Class of MCS-DS Graduates Join the Data Science Revolution

June 15, 2018   Four of the first graduates of Illinois Computer Science's online Master of Computer Science in Data Science talk about the challenges posed by the rigorous new degree track, and the doors that it is helping them open.
Sushma Adari (BS CS + Astronomy '18) will use her degree at Northern Trust in Chicago.

CS + X Graduates Use Their New Blended Degrees to Open Doors

June 12, 2018   Some of the earliest graduates of Illinois Computer Science’s CS + X blended-degree programs were awarded their diplomas this spring. We talked with three of them to see what's next.
Sarita Adve is part of an University of Illinois team who have receive $3.75 million to increase the performance, efficiency, and capabilities of electronics systems.

DARPA JUMP Center Aims to Define the Future of Microelectronics

June 11, 2018   A $3.75 million grant has been awarded to a University of Illinois team researching ways to increase the performance, efficiency, and capabilities of electronics systems.
Since 2012, Sandra and John Rankin have funded a CS scholarship so that others can have the same opportunity that they had to get a college education at Illinois.

Rankins Continue Long History of Generosity to Illinois Computer Science

June 11, 2018   Since 2012, Sandra and John Rankin have funded a CS scholarship so that others can have the same opportunity that they had to get a college education at Illinois.
CS Assistant Professor Jian Peng

New Algorithm Fuses Quality And Quantity In Satellite Imagery

June 4, 2018   Using a new algorithm, University of Illinois researchers may have found the solution to a dilemma plaguing satellite imagery – whether to sacrifice high spatial resolution to generate images more frequently.
Prof. Lawrence Angrave's ClassTranscribe project will receive funding through the Accessibility Lighthouse Program.

Microsoft and University of Illinois Launch Accessibility Lighthouse Program

June 4, 2018   The University is partnering with Microsoft to promote digitally accessible classrooms, encourage the creation and use of accessible software, and provide a pipeline to careers for Illinois students who have autism.
Affirm co-founder and CEO Max Levchin

Max Levchin (BS CS ’97) Gives 2018 Commencement Address

May 17, 2018   In his commencement address at Memorial Stadium, Affirm CEO Max Levchin (BS CS ’97) encouraged the Class of 2018 to take risks, despite the fear of failure.

Nine CS Faculty and Staff Receive Engineering, Campus Awards for Excellence

May 17, 2018   This spring, CS's Wade Fagen-Ulmschneider, Stephen Herzog, Katrina James, Andreas Kloeckner, Aditya Parameswaran, Lui Sha, Mariana Silva, Heather Zike, and Craig Zilles were recognized for their outstanding contributions to research, teaching, or advising.
CS Associate Professor Craig Zilles

PrairieLearn Allows Students to Take Exams And Do Homework Online -- And Have Both Graded Instantly

May 15, 2018   A group of Engineering faculty and staff has been revolutionizing how students take exams and do homework with PrairieLearn, a tool for online assessment.
Illinois CS Professor Tarek Abdelzaher

Abdelzaher Joins Engineering Podcast to Talk About How Information Spreads On Social Media

May 15, 2018   Illinois Computer Science Professor Tarek Abdelzaher joined the Illinois Innovators podcast to talk about how information spreads through social media, and its affects.
Susan Silver and Ross Erlebacher

Erlebacher and Silver Leverage Grainger Match To Create A Second Scholarship Fund

May 15, 2018   Illinois Computer Science graduate Ross Erlebacher and his wife, Susan Silver, have added to their longstanding ties to the University of Illinois with a new scholarship.
Knights of St. Patrick award winners Daniel Johnson and Shannon Strum.

Students Who Followed Different Paths to Illinois CS Named Knights of St. Patrick

May 15, 2018   Two Illinois Computer Science students are among this year’s Knights of St. Patrick award winners, but they took very different paths to CS.
Three Illinois Computer Science faculty recently won NSF CAREER Awards.

Three Illinois Computer Science Faculty Earn NSF CAREER Awards

May 15, 2018   Assistant Professors Adam Bates, Ranjitha Kumar, and Matus Jan Telgarsky have each been recognized as a potential role model in research and education.
CS Professor Indranil Gupta

Microsoft Opens Hood on Popular Service Fabric Platform, CS Researchers Are First to Take a Look

April 20, 2018   Microsoft is loosening proprietary controls on its Service Fabric distributed-systems platform, and two Illinois CS researchers are the first study its inner workings.

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