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.
February 15, 2017 Seniors Dana Nikolaeva Chambourova and Sujay Khandekar receive one of the College of Engineering's highest student honors for their exemplary leadership, character, and service.
February 13, 2017 Tandy Warnow is one of eight international scientists recognized for contributions to advancing the understanding of living systems through computation.
February 9, 2017 Sangeetha Abdu Jyothi has earned a Facebook Fellowship and Silu Huang has earned a Microsoft Research Fellowship.
January 31, 2017 Always highly recruited, CS @ ILLINOIS students learned about tech opportunities in Chicago from a high-powered panel of successful entrepreneurs and the city's mayor.
January 29, 2017 Dr. William T. Freeman, the Thomas and Gerd Perkins Professor of EECS at MIT, will discuss a learning-through-interaction algorithm that is able to predict audio features from videos.
January 23, 2017 CS Head Rob A. Rutenbar is part of a National Academies committee that advises universities on creating degrees, programs of study, and educational experiences.
January 19, 2017 “The Visionary Scholars fund was a nice lever for combining my friend’s gift with additional funds to have a greater effect than the money on its own,” explained CS alumnus Ron Cytron, who envisions the scholarship aiding students who are underrepresented in computer science.
January 19, 2017 Jian Peng developed a tool to map a gene’s “social network” to help researchers better understand its function and interactions, offering insights into treatment.