Department News

Roger Dickey (BS CS ’05)

Dickey’s Startup Company Supports Undergraduate Scholarships

March 1, 2016   A prolific software designer and entrepreneur, Roger Dickey (BS CS ’05) is supporting CS undergraduate scholarships because "the world needs more great engineers."
Flying Superintendent

Interdisciplinary Team Receives Turner Innovation Award

February 29, 2016   An interdisciplinary team that includes CS Associate Professor Derek Hoiem received a Turner Innovation Award.
HackIllinois 2016

HackIllinois: Celebrating Innovation and Fun

February 26, 2016   At HackIllinois 2016, the nation’s top students convened for 36 hours to create mobile apps, websites, or hardware.
Ananya Cleetus

Accomplished Undergrad Improving People’s Lives

February 25, 2016   CS freshman Ananya Cleetus's innovative work with prosthetic limbs earned awards and a trip to the White House.
CS Assistant Professor Jian Peng

Peng One of Five Illinois Faculty Named Sloan Research Fellows

February 22, 2016   CS Assistant Professor Jian Peng received a 2016 Sloan Research Fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
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Augmented Reality App Enables Intelligent Shopping Experience

February 1, 2016   CS Professor Kevin Chang was part of a team that developed IntelligShop, a shopping and review app.
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Coursera Co-Founder Delivers 2015 Mueller-Thuns Lecture

January 20, 2016   Daphne Koller delivered the 2015 Mueller-Thuns Lecture in Computer Science on Coursera and the history of MOOCS.
Paris Smaragdis

Smaragdis Receives CAREER Award to Study Scaling Source Separation to Big Audio Data

December 17, 2015   CS and ECE Assistant Professor Paris Smaragdis recently received an NSF CAREER award.
Scott Kirkwood

Scott Kirkwood Excels at Magic Tournament

December 17, 2015   CS senior Scott Kirkwood attained third place at a regional Grand Prix tournament for Magic: The Gathering.
Klara Nahrstedt

Nahrstedt Named One of N2Women’s 10 Women to Know in Networking/Communications

December 14, 2015   Klara Nahrstedt has been named to the inaugural list of “10 Women in Networking/Communications That You Should Know."
Siebel Center

Three CS @ ILLINOIS Women among World’s Top Rising Stars

December 9, 2015   Three CS @ ILLINOIS women researchers attended the 2015 Rising Stars workshop at MIT.
Lui Sha

Sha Receives Simon Ramo Medal

December 7, 2015   CS Professor Lui Sha was named a co-recipients of the 2016 IEEE Simon Ramo Medal.
CS and Bioengineering Professor Tandy Warnow

Warnow Named a Fellow of ACM

December 6, 2015   CS and Bioengineering Professor Tandy Warnow has been named a 2015 Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery.
chi wang

Wang Wins 2015 SIGKDD Dissertation Award

December 6, 2015   Chi Wang (PhD 2014) won the 2015 SIGKDD Dissertation Award for new approach to mining unstructured data.
Scott Fisher

Engineer in Residence Scott Fisher Shares History of Computing and Career Insights

December 3, 2015   Scott Fisher returned to CS @ ILLINOIS as an Engineer in Residence to share his insights after a career in industry.
Aditya Parameswaran

NSF Grant Funds DataHub Project to Make Data Science More Collaborative

November 22, 2015   Aditya Parameswaran is co-PI of DataHub, an NSF-funded initiative to make collaborative data science simple.
chicTech 2015

ChicTech Introduces High School Girls to Computer Science

November 22, 2015   In early November, 49 high school girls took part in the ChicTech retreat put on by Women in Computer Science.
Cinda Heeren

Heeren Receives Teacher of the Year Award

November 11, 2015   Cinda Heeren has been named the recipient of the 2015 ASEE Illinois-Indiana Section Teacher of the Year Award.
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Poloney Shares His Entrepreneurial Experience

November 4, 2015   Google's Joel Poloney shared his entrepreneurial journey with students on as an Engineer in Residence in the CS Department.
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Kolla Receives NSF CAREER Award to Investigate NP-Hard Problems

November 1, 2015   CS Assistant Professor Alexandra Kolla recently received a young faculty NSF CAREER award.