Department News

Leslie Pack Kaelbling

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

October 15, 2017   Dr. Leslie Pack Kaelbling will discuss progress towards developing an integrated approach to solving very large problems in intelligent robotics.
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.
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.
Eight outstanding new faculty members are joining CS @ ILLINOIS during the next academic year.

CS @ ILLINOIS welcomes eight new faculty

September 21, 2017   Eight outstanding new faculty members are joining CS @ ILLINOIS during the next academic year. In total, thirty-six talented teachers and researchers have joined the department since 2013.
Utpal Banerjee

Utpal Banerjee, Illinois graduate whose work transformed parallel computing, dies at 74

September 20, 2017   Banerjee's work had a profound impact on parallel computing. His fast, effective data-dependence test has been widely used for developing compilers.
CS Assistant Professor Andreas Kloeckner

Kloeckner wins NSF CAREER Award to make computer simulation faster, cheaper

September 20, 2017   Kloeckner looks to create better, more versatile solvers for elliptic PDEs in order to improve large-scale simulations.
CS 598 students wrote software for driverless cars provided by AutonomouStuff.

Class gives CS students a chance to program an actual autonomous vehicle

September 20, 2017   Last spring, a major component of "Autonomous Vehicles in AI" was for students to write software for driverless vehicles provided by AutonomouStuff.
Dr. Ben Raphael

Distinguished Lecture Series: Dr. Ben Raphael

September 20, 2017   On September 25, Dr. Ben Raphael will present his research on cancer genomics.
Teaching Assistant Professors Mattox Beckman and Geoffrey Herman

New grants are aimed at improving CS teaching tools

August 21, 2017   Teaching Professors Mattox Beckman and Geoffrey Herman have each been awarded campus grants funding pilot projects aimed at improving teaching tools and methods.
ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest

CS @ ILLINOIS team tests problem-solving skills at ICPC 2017

August 21, 2017   The CS @ ILLINOIS ACM ICPC team had its best finish at the World Finals since 2009, completing four problems.
Professor Sarita Adve

Sarita Adve Joins DARPA group that keeps an eye out for technological surprises, opportunities

August 21, 2017   Professor Sarita Adve joins DARPA's ISAT Study Group: 30 scientists and engineers who are helping to identify future directions for computer and communications research.

Gear Establishes Legacy Gift to CS

August 16, 2017   Bill Gear and his wife Ann Lee Morgan have established a bequest that will provide financial support to CS @ ILLINOIS students and/or faculty, depending on the future value of their residual estate. 
Professor Emeritus William Kubitz

Professor Emeritus and former Associate Department Head William Kubitz dies at 78

August 9, 2017   CS @ ILLINOIS is deeply saddened to note the passing of Professor Emeritus and former Associate Department Head William Kubitz.
CS Alumnus Shannon Chen

CS alumnus Shannon Chen receives SIGMM Outstanding PhD Thesis Award

August 1, 2017   Chen will be recognized at ACM Multimedia 2017 for his research advancing 3D tele-immersive technology.
Professor Sheldon H. Jacobson

Baker Award recognizes breadth and impact of Jacobson’s research

August 1, 2017   Professor Sheldon H. Jacobson has been honored with the David F. Baker Distinguished Research Award, recognizing his lifetime achievements in industrial engineering.
Marcin Kleczynski, CEO of Malwarebytes

Malwarebytes CEO Marcin Kleczynski pays it forward, impact doubled by Grainger Match

July 20, 2017   Marcin Kleczynski (BS CS ’12) has given a major donation to establish a named endowment supporting the Computer Science Visionary Scholarship Fund.
CS Assistant Professor Edgar Solomonik

Solomonik wins Householder Prize

July 19, 2017   Assistant Professor Edgar Solomonik was one of two winners of the Householder Prize XX, which recognizes the best dissertation in numerical linear algebra.
CS Ph.D. student Shadi Noghabi.

Noghabi wins Microsoft grant for underrepresented students

July 13, 2017   CS @ ILLINOIS doctoral student Shadi Noghabi is one of the 12 winners chosen from U.S. and Canadian universities for the new Microsoft Research Dissertation Grant program.
Professor Bill Gropp

Bill Gropp named NCSA Director

June 26, 2017   Professor Bill Gropp, the Thomas M. Siebel Chair in Computer Science, has been named Director of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications.