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Illinois Innovators Podcast: Nancy Amato on Robotics, Security, and More

6/26/2019 9:45:53 AM

The Grainger College of Engineering's Illinois Innovators podcast interviews Illinois CS Department Head Nancy Amato, discussing upcoming initiatives such as the Rising Stars Workshop, the continued growth of the department's CS + X majors, plans for increased emphasis on security and robotics, and more:
Department Head and Abel Bliss Professor of Engineering Nancy Amato.
Department Head and Abel Bliss Professor of Engineering Nancy Amato.
  • -- “(Rising Stars) brings together women who are graduating with their PhDs. We want to encourage and prepare more women to be professors.”
  • -- “One of our new majors is CS + Crops Sciences and we’re going to have CS + Animal Sciences, as well. There’s a large interest in this from companies.”
  • -- “We have always had a pretty strong security group, they’ve just never been (highlighted) separately. We’ve decided to do that this year.”

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