Department News

Mr. Sohiab Abbasi

Software executive Abbasi shares experiences and advice with CS students

November 8, 2016   Sohaib Abbasi (BS CS '78, MS '80) delivered a keynote about his experience as an Illinois student, employee of Oracle, and award-winning Chairman and CEO of Informatica.
Ulku Rowe

Alumna Rowe inspires CS @ ILLINOIS students as WCS keynote speaker

November 8, 2016   Ulku Rowe (MS CS '97) shared her career experiences and life lessons with students as the keynote speaker for the WCS Alumni & Student Dinner.
William Stafford Noble

Distinguished Lecture Series: William Stafford Noble

November 7, 2016   Dr. William Stafford Noble will discuss several machine learning methods to help biologists make sense of large genomics datasets.
Dr. Daniel Jackson

Distinguished Lecture Series: Dr. Daniel Jackson

November 3, 2016   Dr. Daniel Jackson will discuss an evolving theory, based on the identification of concepts and purposes, to guide the design of software.
Richard T. Cheng

Alumnus Cheng’s Gift Helps Retain & Recruit Exceptional Faculty

November 1, 2016   An outstanding leader in education and business, Richard T. Cheng (MS CS '69, PhD '71), who well knows the value of outstanding faculty, has endowed a professorship in the Department of Computer Science.

From Computational Genomics To Precision Medicine

October 29, 2016   Precision medicine—using an individual’s specific genetic profile to help prevent, diagnose, and treat disease—seems to be just on the horizon. Read how CS @ ILLINOIS researchers are bringing it closer to a reality.
CS graduate student Matthew Sinclair with 1986 Turing Award winner Robert Tarjan.

Meeting the rock stars of CS and mathematics fields

October 24, 2016   Three CS @ ILLINOIS graduate students were among 200 young researchers worldwide to participate in the annual Heidelberg Forum.
Kevin Chang

Illinois team lands major NSF funding to bring spreadsheets into "Big Data" era

October 18, 2016   Chang, Karahalios and Parameswaran received $1.8 million to develop DataSpread, a system that holistically unifies spreadsheets and database systems.
Professor Grigore Rosu

Rosu earns ASE Most Influential Paper award for work that helped launch runtime verification field

October 17, 2016   Rosu's 2001 paper bridged two seemingly different software engineering areas: testing and formal verification.
CS and Medical Information Science Professor Bruce Schatz

Movement analysis app detects level of lung disease

October 14, 2016   CS Professor Bruce Schatz's group has developed technology that enables a smartphone to accurately predict the severity of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Dr. Jeanette M. Wing

Distinguished Lecture Series: Dr. Jeannette M. Wing

October 11, 2016   Dr. Jeannette M. Wing will discuss how Microsoft Research’s partnerships with academia touch science, technology, and society.
CS Professor Bill Gropp

Gropp Recognized for Major Contributions to High Performance Computing

October 6, 2016   CS Professor Bill Gropp has been named the recipient of the 2016 ACM/IEEE Computer Society Ken Kennedy Award.
Thomas M. Siebel

Alumnus Siebel donates $25 million for innovative design center

October 5, 2016   New Siebel Center for Design will be a campus-wide hub for student-focused design thinking and learning. The state-of-the-art facility is the latest major gift from CS alumnus Tom Siebel.
Dr. Eric Horvitz

Distinguished Lecture Series: Dr. Eric Horvitz

October 3, 2016   Eric Horvitz, Director of Microsoft Research Redmond, will discuss the promise of people and machines using data, learning, and reasoning to address challenges in science, society, and daily life.
Joel Poloney

Google's Corporate Match Boosts Poloney's Gift

October 1, 2016   By taking advantage of Google’s Company Match Program, Joel Poloney has directed $10,000 to help students through the Visionary Scholarship Initiative and the CS Annual Fund.
Sibin Mohan

Multi-university project to build more robust and secure manufacturing systems

September 30, 2016   Sibin Mohan is leading Illinois's portion of a multi-university project that is seeking to detect and correct faculty faults and cyberattacks in real time.
Founder Professors Timothy Chan & Dan Roth

Two CS Faculty Among Five New Founder Professors

September 29, 2016   Computer science faculty members Timothy Chan and Dan Roth are among five new Founder Professors in the College of Engineering.
Dr. David Garlan

Distinguished Lecture Series: Dr. David Garlan

September 27, 2016   David Garlan, an ACM and IEEE Fellow, will discuss recent advances in Self-Adaptive Systems, an emerging field within software engineering that promises to address challenges in dependability, security, and usefulness.
Dr. Mihai Pop

Distinguished Lecture Series: Dr. Mihal Pop

September 26, 2016   Mihai Pop, past co-leader of the data analysis working group for the NIH Human Microbiome Project, will give an overview of the metagenomics field and describe his lab’s recent results related to human health.
Dr. David Blei

Distinguished Lecture Series: Dr. David Blei

September 19, 2016   David Blei will present his research on collaborative topic models—models that simultaneously analyze a collection of documents and the behavior of the collection’s users.