Rob A. Rutenbar

Rutenbar Named Senior Vice Chancellor for Research at University of Pittsburgh

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.
Now through the end of 2019, The Grainger Foundation will match all donations made to the College's Engineering Visionary Scholarship Initiative.

Challenge grant from The Grainger Foundation will match all Engineering scholarship endowment gifts up to $25 million

April 1, 2017   Now through the end of 2019, The Grainger Foundation will match all donations made to the College's Engineering Visionary Scholarship Initiative.
Karrie Karahalios

Karahalios to receive College of Engineering research award

March 14, 2017   Karrie Karahalios' work in social computing explores how computer algorithms shape today’s world, as well as the ethics behind them.

Richardson Gift Supports Young Women's Interest in CS

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. 
CS Professor Josep Torrellas

Torrellas earns campus-wide student mentoring honor

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.
Der-Tsai Lee & Sandra Rankin

Two alumni to receive College alumni awards

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.
Jason Cong

CS alumnus elected to National Academy of Engineering

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.
HackIllinois 2017

HackIllinois 2017: A hack with a twist

March 1, 2017   This year's annual student-run event promoted open source software along with creative projects and networking.
Scott Fisher

Fisher Gift Honors Wife and Endows His Legacy

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.

Sensors embedded in sports equipment could provide real-time analytics to smartphone

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.
Sujay Khandekar & Dana Nikolaeva Chambourova

Two CS students selected as Knights of St. Patrick

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.
Tandy Warnow

Warnow elected 2017 International Society for Computational Biology Fellow

February 13, 2017   Tandy Warnow is one of eight international scientists recognized for contributions to advancing the understanding of living systems through computation.
Silu Huang and Sangeetha Abdu Jyothi

CS @ ILLINOIS students win highly competitive industry PhD fellowships

February 9, 2017   Sangeetha Abdu Jyothi has earned a Facebook Fellowship and Silu Huang has earned a Microsoft Research Fellowship.

ThinkChicago Roadshow rolls into Siebel and pitches city to student tech talent

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.
Dr. William T. Freeman

Distinguished Lecture Series: Dr. William T. Freeman

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.
Mike Duff

Engineer in Residence provides students with unique perspective

January 28, 2017   Alumnus Michael Duff returns to campus to share experiences and career advice as part of EIR program.
CS Department Head Rob A. Rutenbar

CS @ ILLINOIS is defining and envisioning the data science field for undergraduates

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.
Ron Cytron

Legacy Gift Honors Friend and Enables More Student Scholarships

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.
CS Professor Jiang Peng

Tool to map gene's ‘social network’ sheds light on function, interactions and drug efficacy

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.
Assistant Professor Ranjitha Kumar

Innovative course enables students to create web apps for impact

January 3, 2017   CS @ ILLINOIS pioneers teaching the design, implementation, and deployment of web apps that solve real-world problems.