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.
Sheldon Jacobson

TSA could save money by waiving PreCheck fees for frequent travelers, study finds

December 5, 2016   There's an easy way to reduce lines at the airport, increase security, and save taxpayer dollars: waive the $85 fee for frequent filers to enroll in the TSSA PreCheck program.
CS for All

Illinois computer science education project part of national ‘CS for All’ efforts

December 5, 2016   The Creative Technologies Research Lab will develop and study instructional strategies and supports for K-12 students with disabilities and others at risk for academic failure.
Peng Ong

Alumnus Peng Ong will be featured speaker at fall convocation

December 2, 2016   Peng T. Ong (MS CS '88), managing partner of Monk’s Hill Ventures, will be the featured speaker at the College of Engineering Fall Convocation on Saturday, December 17.
Rising Stars

Two PhD students attend prestigious academic career workshop

December 1, 2016   Eslami and Zhou were among 60 top women researchers who learned how to launch and sustain a successful faculty career at the annual Rising Stars workshop.
Robert Carr

U of I receives $1 million for scholarships from Give Something Back Foundation

November 30, 2016   Robert Carr, a former student of Professor Emeritus David J. Kuck, gives scholarships to support students of modest means at Illinois.
Ronitt Rubinfeld

Donald B. Gillies Memorial Lecture in Computer Science: Ronitt Rubinfeld

November 29, 2016   Dr. Ronitt Rubinfeld will describe results on a variety of problems for which sublinear time and space local computation algorithms have been developed.
Josep Torrellas

Torrellas Elected AAAS Fellow

November 21, 2016   Josep Torrellas is one of six University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign faculty members who have been elected 2016 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.