Department News

CS @ ILLINOIS graduate student Pranjal Vachaspati.

CS @ ILLINOIS Graduate Student on Jeopardy! Winning Streak

July 27, 2016   CS @ ILLINOIS graduate student Pranjal Vachaspati will defend his six-game winning streak in today’s episode of Jeopardy!.
CS senior Amanda Sopkin has been awarded a Google Generation Scholarship.

CS student Amanda Sopkin awarded Google Scholarship

July 20, 2016   Amanda Sopkin, a senior in computer science, has been awarded a Google Generation Scholarship for University Students.
Dr. Milos Gligoric (PhD CS '15)

Milos Gligoric Receives ACM SIGSOFT Dissertation Award

July 20, 2016   Milos Gligoric (PhD CS ’15) is the 2016 recipient of the ACM SIGSOFT Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award.
CS Professor William D. Gropp

CS professor helps chart NSF’s future advanced computing strategy and programs

July 6, 2016   CS Professor Bill Gropp co-chaired a National Academies study that guides the NSF’s future directions in advanced computing.
CS Professor Josep Torrellas

NSF funds research to advance scalability for on-chip wireless communications

July 5, 2016   CS researchers to receive $880,000 in NSF funding to advance scalability for on-chip wireless communications.
Muhammad Naveed (PhD CS '16)

Muhammad Naveed wins Ross J. Martin Award

May 19, 2016   CS PhD student Muhammad Naveed has been named the winner of the 2016 Ross J. Martin Award by the College of Engineering.
NCWIT Aspirations 2016

Weekend Features Recognition and Information for High School Students

May 5, 2016   On April 9, CS @ ILLINOIS hosted NCWIT's Aspirations in Computing awards presentation and CS @ ILLINOIS Sail.
A 3D printer uses icing to write on a cookie for Engineering Open House.

CS Students Are Sweet on 3D Printing

May 5, 2016   CS @ ILLINOIS students modified a 3D printer to write initials on cookies for an EOH project.
Students from CS @ ILLINOIS will compete at the ICPC World Finals.

Illinois Team Advances to ICPC World Finals

May 3, 2016   Three students from CS @ ILLINOIS will represent the department and university at the ICPC World Finals held in Thailand.
Lynne Thieme (BS Math&CS ’82)

Thieme Shares Her Passion for Technology and for Women in Technology at WCS Banquet

April 27, 2016   At the WCS Spring Awards Banquet, alumna Lynne Thieme advocated for women in technology fields.
Siebel Center

Zhai and Herzog Among Faculty and Staff Honored for Excellence

April 27, 2016   ChengXiang Zhai and Steve Herzog were faculty and staff honored for excellence in teaching, mentoring, and advising.
Amelia is a student startup.

With Amelia, Booking a Flight is as Simple as Having a Conversation

April 11, 2016   Amelia is a student startup that applies natural language to booking enterprise travel.
CS faculty startup Veriflow has left stealth mode.

Faculty Startup Veriflow Promises to Eliminate Change-Induced Outages and Breaches

April 4, 2016   CS faculty startup Veriflow has launched with a product to minimize security breaches and impact from network failures.
MCS Data Science

The First MOOC-Based Master's Degree in Data Science Presents a New Model for Meeting Market Demand

March 28, 2016   CS @ ILLINOIS has partnered with Coursera to develop a new data science track for the MCS degree program.
Xiang Ren

Ren Receives Prestigious Google Fellowship

March 27, 2016   Xiang Ren received a 2016 Google PhD Fellowship in the Structured Data and Database Management category.
Sheldon Jacobson

Study Offers Efficient Alternative for Ebola Screening Program

March 27, 2016   In a recent paper, Sheldon H. Jacobson and his colleagues suggest an alternative policy for Ebola entry screening.
Aditya Parameswaran

Parameswaran Investigates Crowdsourcing in the Computer Science Industry

March 14, 2016   Aditya Parameswaran is co-author of a recently published book that examines crowdsourcing in the high-tech industry.
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Gravitational Waves: An Illinois Connection

March 9, 2016   CS faculty and students were involved in gravitatinal wave research in the 1990s.
Josep Torrellas

Torrellas Elected to CRA Board of Directors

March 8, 2016   Josep Torrellas has been elected to the Computing Research Association (CRA) Board of Directors.
Jay Bensal

Bensal Named a Knight of St. Patrick

March 2, 2016   CS senior Jay Bensal has been named a 2016 Knight of St. Patrick, a top honor within the College of Engineering.