May 16, 2017 CS Professor Vikram Adve will serve as the interim head of the Department of Computer Science until a permanent replacement can be chosen for departing Department Head Rob A. Rutenbar.
May 16, 2017 Using public health and transportation data, CS Professor Sheldon H. Jacobson and colleagues found that higher mass transit use is correlated with lower obesity rates.
May 11, 2017 Assistant Professors Aditya Parameswaran and Jian Peng have each received a prestigious CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation to support their research.
May 11, 2017 Professor Dan Roth has been named the winner of the 2017 John McCarthy Award, the highest award the Artificial Intelligence community gives to mid-career AI researchers.
May 8, 2017 Reading supportive comments, “likes” and private messages from social media friends prior to taking a test may help college students who have high levels of test-anxiety.
April 21, 2017 Professor Aditya Parameswaran was honored “for developing new interactive tools and techniques that expand the reach of data analytics.”
April 19, 2017 “The Quintessential Engineer,” a new, life-sized statue honoring women in engineering, will be officially unveiled and dedicated on Friday, April 28.
April 15, 2017 The work, led by PhD student Monowar Hasan and Research Assistant Professor Sibin Mohan, won Best Paper Award at the 2016 Real-Time Systems Symposium.
April 10, 2017 After serving as Head of the Department of Computer Science for nearly eight years, Rob A. Rutenbar will leave Illinois after the close of the semester.
Challenge grant from The Grainger Foundation will match all Engineering scholarship endowment gifts up to $25 millionApril 1, 2017 Now through the end of 2019, The Grainger Foundation will match all donations made to the College's Engineering Visionary Scholarship Initiative.
March 14, 2017 Karrie Karahalios' work in social computing explores how computer algorithms shape today’s world, as well as the ethics behind them.
March 14, 2017 Fontaine Richardson's (PhD '68) generous support of the Gems summer camp has enabled scores of middle and high school girls to learn about computing and spur their interest in the field.
March 13, 2017 CS Professor Josep Torrellas will receive the Campus Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Mentoring on April 26 at the annual Celebration of Teaching Excellence.
March 6, 2017 Der-Tsai Lee (MS '76, PhD '78), a pioneer in computational geometry and algorithm design and analysis, and Sandra Rankin (BS '74), a retired IBM executive, will receive the Engineering at Illinois Alumni Award for Distinguished Service.
March 2, 2017 Jingsheng Jason Cong, a faculty member at UCLA, was elected to NAE for pioneering contributions to application-specific programmable logic via innovations in field programmable gate array (FPGA) synthesis.
February 15, 2017 To acknowledge the critical role the University has played in his life, Scott Fisher (BS Psychology '72, MS CS '76) has committed an estate gift to establish the Scott H. and Bonita J. Fisher Endowment and leave a legacy at Illinois.
February 15, 2017 CS PhD student Mahanth Gowda and CS Affiliate Professor Romit Roy Choudhury are part of a team developing advanced motion tracking algorithms to precisely track movement and accurately characterize 3D ball motion.