Department News

Mei-Chin Tsai (PhD CS '94)

Parents’ story, impact of Grainger Foundation match inspire Mei-Chin Tsai to provide major gift to fund scholarships

December 15, 2017   Mei-Chin Tsai’s parents pushed her to focus on education. But that push came with a greater sense of urgency than most.
Professors Marco Caccamo and Tao Xie have been named IEEE Fellows.

Caccamo, Xie named IEEE Fellows

December 14, 2017   Two CS @ ILLINOIS faculty have been honored by the world’s largest technical professional society.
Members of the Illinois Autonomous Underwater Vehicle team.

Student team's submarine charts its own autonomous course

December 8, 2017   Students clear financial and technical challenges to launch Illinois Autonomous Underwater Vehicle team submarine. Now they are aiming for more.
State Farm's gift will support the Gems Camp for Girls.

State Farm's gift supports Gems Camp

December 5, 2017   A $10,000 donation from State Farm will help support the Gems Computer Science Camp for Girls, a free day camp offered during the summer.
A PLATO system terminal.

The Friendly Orange Glow: PLATO and cyberculture

December 5, 2017   PLATO was a University of Illinois staple for decades. Author Brian Dear talks about his book on PLATO and its role in the creation of cyberculture.
A chassis from ILLIAC II is on display at the Spurlock Museum.

Spurlock exhibits details University of Illinois’ first 150 years, and CS @ ILLINOIS’ key role in them.

December 1, 2017   The Spurlock Museum exhibit, "Knowledge at Work," which includes CS @ ILLINOIS artifacts, runs through Dec. 21.
CS students Will Robbins, Nathan Ju, and Arnav Mishra have joined the university-focused venture capital firm Contrary Capital.

CS @ ILLINOIS students take on roles as partners in VC firm

November 16, 2017   CS students Will Robbins, Nathan Ju, and Arnav Mishra have joined the university-focused venture capital firm Contrary Capital.
Adjunct Professor Rob A. Rutenbar

Rutenbar wins ‘Nobel Prize’ of Electronic Design Automation

November 15, 2017   Rob A. Rutenbar is being honored for his pioneering contributions to algorithms and tools for analog and mixed-signal designs.
Professor Bruce Schatz

Cell phone software creates new possibilities for precision medicine

November 14, 2017   Software uses a cell phone’s native motion sensors to track pulmonary function as patients perform everyday tasks.
CS @ ILLINOIS has joined with the University of Illinois School of Music and the College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences’ Department of Crop Sciences to add two new bachelor’s degrees.

Crop Sciences and Music join growing collection of CS + X degrees at the University Of Illinois

November 6, 2017   CS @ ILLINOIS has joined with the School of Music and the College of ACES’ Department of Crop Sciences to add two new bachelor’s degrees.
Dr. Manuela Veloso

Distinguished Lecture Series: Dr. Manuela Veloso

November 5, 2017   On November 13, Dr. Manuela Veloso will present her research on autonomous service robots.
Drina Yue

CS Alumna Drina Yue tells WCS members about her success, and the sacrifices and choices behind it

November 2, 2017   Drina Yue brought three key assets with her into every career choice and transition—an infectious streak of determined optimism and two degrees from the University of Illinois.

CS @ ILLINOIS Recognizes Outstanding Alumni at Seventh Annual Awards

November 1, 2017   CS @ ILLINOIS recognized sixteen alumni and faculty who have made contributions that bring distinction to themselves, the department, and university.
Dr. Alex Aiken

Distinguished Lecture Series: Dr. Alex Aiken

November 1, 2017   On November 6, Dr. Alex Aiken will present his research on parallel programming.
Research Assistant Professor Sibin Mohan

Illinois researchers to advance security of real-time embedded system scheduling

October 25, 2017   A team led by Sibin Mohan has received funding to determine how to mitigate attacks that are intended to reveal a system's task scheduling information.
Dr. Andreas Zeller

Distinguished Lecture Series: Dr. Andreas Zeller

October 25, 2017   On October 30, Dr. Andreas Zeller will present his research on security testing.
NCSA Director and CS Professor William D. Gropp

NSF awards Illinois funding for a deep learning research instrument

October 24, 2017   CS and NCSA researchers have received $2.7 million from the NSF to build a dedicated research instrument to expand deep learning research and lay the groundwork for deep neural networks.
The $1.2 billion Discovery Partners Institute will serve the entire state of Illinois.

Illinois governor announces that U of I System will lead Chicago-based research institute

October 19, 2017   Targeting innovation and economic growth, the $1.2 billion Discovery Partners Institute will serve the entire state of Illinois, initially opening with up to 50 faculty.
William Dunn (BS CS '86, MS CS '87)

William Dunn’s New Gift Matched by Grainger Foundation, Improves Access to CS @ ILLINOIS Education

October 19, 2017   Dunn recently joined a growing list of CS @ ILLINOIS graduates leveraging matching funds from the Grainger Foundation.
CS Professor Ranjitha Kumar

Can good design be cost-effective? Kumar leads team that builds massive database of mobile-app designs

October 18, 2017   Rico, the largest repository of mobile app designs ever collected, promises to simplify and economize the design process.

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