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Illinois Computer Science Professor Jiawei Han becomes only the fourth-ever non-Japanese computer scientist to win the prestigious Funai Achievement Award.

Professor Jiawei Han Joins Select Group With Funai Achievement Award

October 12, 2018   Illinois Computer Science Professor Jiawei Han becomes only the fourth-ever non-Japanese computer scientist to win the prestigious Funai Achievement Award.
Rising Stars

Four From Illinois CS Chosen For 2018 Rising Stars In EECS Workshop

October 12, 2018   Three Illinois Computer Science PhD students and a post-doctoral researcher have been chosen to be part of the 2018 Rising Stars academic career-building workshop at MIT.
Illinois CS Professor Darko Marinov

Marinov Leads Team Trying to Speed Up, Improve Reliability of Continuous Integration

October 1, 2018   Continuous integration is an increasingly important part of software creation, but developers are limited by its speed and reliability. Professor Darko Marinov is trying to change that.
“Women and Ideas in Engineering: Twelve Stories From Illinois”

'Women and Ideas in Engineering: Twelve Stories From Illinois'

September 27, 2018   Only a handful of women earned engineering degrees from the University of Illinois in its early years. But numerous influential women followed. A new book tells the stories of 12 of them.
Inside Higher Ed report focuses on Illinois CS

'They’re Teaching The Same Material With The Same Academic Rigor'

September 19, 2018   New Inside Higher Ed report focuses on online education focuses on Illinois Computer Science and its leadership role.
Illinois CS will hold its Alumni Awards in October, recognizing 13 alumni and faculty for professional, technical, educational, or service contributions.

Illinois Computer Science Honors Achievements of 13 Alumni and Faculty

September 18, 2018   Illinois CS will hold its Alumni Awards in October, recognizing 13 alumni and faculty for professional, technical, educational, or service contributions.
Illinois CS alum Doug MacGregor

No Straight Lines: Influential Illinois CS Professors Helped MacGregor Chart Unconventional Course

September 18, 2018   When he arrived at Illinois CS , Doug MacGregor was in a hurry to get an advanced degree and a job. But at Illinois, MacGregor found more than a path to employment.
Five outstanding new faculty members are joining Illinois Computer Science during the next academic year.

Illinois Computer Science Adds Talented New Faculty

September 17, 2018   The Illinois Department of Computer Science welcomes five new faculty who will join its growing family of talented researchers and educators over the next year.
The Thomas and Stacey Siebel Foundation

Five Leading Illinois CS Students Named 2019 Siebel Scholars

September 13, 2018   Five leading students rewarded for academic excellence and leadership with $35,000 each during their final year of study.
Black & African Americans in Computing

Students Hoping to Open Tech Doors to All Have Founded Blacks & African Americans in Computing

September 7, 2018   A new group, Blacks & African Americans in Computing (BAAC), has joined the roster of student-run organizations with ties to Illinois Computer Science.
Google Chrome Director of Engineering Parisa Tabriz

Computer Security: The Security Of The World

September 4, 2018   Parisa Tabriz takes the stage as the keynote speaker at the annual Black Hat Conference. “Computer security is increasingly becoming the security of the world,” she almost immediately declares.
Illinois CS alum Xiang Ren

Xiang Ren’s Dissertation Recognized With SIGKDD Dissertation Award

August 23, 2018   As an Illinois CS PhD student, Xiang Ren devoted his work to sorting the flood of online text, and now his dissertation has been recognized with the SIGKDD Doctoral Dissertation Award.
CS + X degrees are growing by four this fall with the additions of bachelor’s degrees in CS + Advertising, CS + Economics, CS + Geography & Geographic Information Science, and CS + Philosophy.

Groundbreaking CS + X Degrees Expand Into Advertising, Economics, GIS, and Philosophy

August 20, 2018   CS + X degrees offer a solid grounding in computer science with training in the arts or sciences, bringing computational skills to fields where they are increasingly in demand.
CS Professor Karrie Karahalios

Karahalios Brings Social Computing Expertise To DARPA Group Focused On Tech’s Future

August 16, 2018   Professor Karrie Karahalios becomes part of DARAPA's Information Science and Technology Study Group, joining Professor Sarita Adve on the prestigious panel.
Professor Adam Bates and his students are working with Strava and Garmin Connect on security enhancements to their fitness apps.

You Can Run, But Can You Hide?

August 15, 2018   Professor Adam Bates and his students are working with Strava and Garmin Connect on security enhancements to their fitness apps.
DARPA funding will support research to explore the development of flexible architectures capable of using specialized hardware to solve specific computing problems more quickly and efficiently.

Illinois CS Researchers Among Teams Selected by DARPA to Unleash Power of Specialized and Reconfigurable Hardware

July 28, 2018   Researchers will explore the development of flexible architectures capable of using specialized hardware to solve specific computing problems more quickly and efficiently.
Sohaib and Sara Abbasi Professor Roy H. Campbell

Campbell Builds a Track Record of Giving Back

July 27, 2018   “I certainly feel like giving back a little to Illinois just because it has given me a place to be – bring up my kids, work, do my research – that has a unique character.”
Professor Paul Fischer has won an $800,000 grant from the Department of Energy.

Fischer Plans to Use Grant to Improve Accuracy, Reduce Cost of Fluid-Flow Models for Nuclear Reactors

July 17, 2018   An $800,000 Department of Energy grant will support work to create fluid-flow models for nuclear reactors that can run on desktop computers.
A collaboration between the University of Illinois and Mayo Clinic has yielded a tool that makes stronger predictions about what genomic features are associated with specific drug responses.

New Informatics Tool Makes the Most of Genomic Data

July 16, 2018   A collaboration between the University of Illinois and Mayo Clinic has yielded a tool that makes stronger predictions about what genomic features are associated with specific drug responses.
Dr. Nancy Amato has been named the next Department Head of Computer Science.

Nancy Amato Named Next Department Head of Computer Science

July 12, 2018   Amato, who graduated from Illinois in 1995 with a PhD in computer science, will become the first woman to lead the department.

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