A digest of CS @ ILLINOIS faculty, alumni, and students who are featured in the media.
The Daily Illini -- Illinois baseball has added CS + Astronomy student Charlie Young to its staff, creating the team's first analytics program and hoping to draw on data-crunching similar to what Major League Baseball teams now commonly use.
The Wall Street Journal -- CS @ ILLINOIS alumni Anil Singhal (MS CS '79), who is the co-founder, CEO and chairman of NETSCOUT, is the focus of much of this career-oriented article.
The Associated Press/Los Angeles Times -- New DARPA-funded research from CS Professors Tarek Abdelzaher and Jiawei Han and ECE Professor David M. Nicol on how information is propagated by social media is the subject of this AP article. It also appears in the Seattle Times (http://bit.ly/2o6Is7g), Chicago Tribune (http://trib.in/2snEsok), U.S. News & World Report (http://bit.ly/2nZ5ZrC), and many others.
SIGGRAPH Spotlight -- CS Professor Steven M. LaValle talks about the history and future of computer graphics and changes in the field on the podcast from ACM SIGGRAPH. LaValle joins at about two minutes into the podcast.
Popular Science -- CS Professor David Forsyth talks about AI and computer vision as they are used by these devices -- and about a technological pitfall.
AgriNews -- "It’s exciting to be in on the ground floor of this. We have a lot of big ideas," CS junior Hannah Parker says in an article on the opening of the new AGCO Acceleration Center in the Research Park at the University of Illinois.
Defense One -- CS Professor Sheldon Jacobson is interviewed in an article on the end of the Trump administration's ban on refugees from 11 countries and the similarities between new screening and TSA PreCheck.
The Register -- CS Professor Carl Gunter is interviewed on adversarial attacks on AI systems, in this case tweaking songs slightly to manipulate voice-recognition systems.
MeriTalk -- Website devoted to government IT news takes a look at CS Professor Tarek Abdelzaher's Army Research Lab project on the Internet of Battlefield Things.
Daily Illini -- Coverage of the new City Scholars program, which launched this month and sent 37 juniors and seniors to intern at 16 companies in Chicago while they continue to take classes.
Infosecurity Magazine -- A Q & A with Computer Science alumni Marcin Kleczynski about starting Malwarebytes while he was still a student and then building out the security company.
French Morning -- The site for expatriate French living in the United States speaks to CS Professor Sheldon Jacobson about the recent weather-related problems at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City (in French).
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution -- CS @ ILLINOIS Professor Sheldon Jacobson talks about why an airport fire is a wakeup call for airports around the country. The Daily Herald in Arlington Heights also spoke to Jacobson as it looked for the potential for similar problems at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport: http://bit.ly/2kjAO8B
Payments Journal -- On the new release by Runtime Verification, Professor Grigore Rosu’s startup, of IELE, its new virtual machine for the blockchain.
Daily Illini -- A story on how video games can change how people view reality includes an interview with Teaching Professor Lawrence Angrave on the Elements of Game Design class he teaches with Teaching Assistant Professor Eric Shaffer.
UI's 'CS + X' Degrees Add Up On Many Levels: 'Over 13 Percent Of Applications To The University Are For The Computer Science Major. That's Nuts.'December 10, 2017
The News-Gazette -- An in-depth look at the growing list of CS + X degrees being offered at the University of Illinois, including new CS + Crop Sciences and CS + Music.
The Christian Science Monitor -- In this look at the potential for artificial intelligence to impact the arts, CS Professor Ranjitha Kumar talks about the short-term limits on how artistic AI can be.
The Associated Press -- Article focuses on the announcement of new CS + Crop Sciences and CS + Music degrees at the University of Illinois. The article was widely reproduced, including appearances in U.S. News & World Report, the Los Angeles Times, The Miami Herald, the Chicago Tribune, and dozens of others.
AnitaB.org -- CS @ ILLINOIS Professor Sarita Adve and Princeton University colleague Margaret Martonosi authored a statement on the importance of diversity in tech at an October symposium. They discuss their reasons and what they hope to help achieve.