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Interim Department Head and CS Professor Vikram Adve

Vikram Adve Invested as Donald B. Gillies Professor in Computer Science

April 15, 2018   Professor and Interim CS Department Head Vikram S. Adve’s accomplishments in research and education were recognized in March when he was invested as the Donald B. Gillies Professor in Computer Science.
Penn State Emeritus Professor and Illinois Computer Science Graduate Mary Jane Irwin

Illinois Computer Science Graduate Mary Jane Irwin Honored For Longtime Dedication To Design, Automation

March 29, 2018   Penn State Emeritus Professor and Illinois Computer Science graduate Mary Jane Irwin has honored by the European Design and Automation Association with its 2018 Achievement Award.
PhD candidate Faraz Faghri

International Team That Includes University of Illinois Computer Scientists Confirms New Link To ALS

March 29, 2018   An international team that includes Illinois Computer Science PhD candidate Faraz Faghri and Professor Roy H. Campbell has proven a new a genetic link to ALS.
Dr. Pavel Pevzner

Distinguished Lecture Series: Dr. Pavel Pevzner

March 21, 2018   Dr. Pavel Pevzner, the Ronald R. Taylor Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at UCSD will argue that bioinformatics is rapidly turning into the queen of molecular biology.
The Scott H. Fisher Computer Science Teaching Award recognizes instructors who embody an innovative spirit, dedication, and a focus on students.

Fisher’s Gift Funds Department’s First Teaching Excellence Award, Angrave Named Inaugural Recipient

March 15, 2018   The Scott H. Fisher Computer Science Teaching Award recognizes instructors who embody an innovative spirit, dedication, and a focus on students.
Professor Tandy Warnow's first textbook, "Computational Phylogenetics," exposes CS students to algorithms for phylogenetic estimation.

CS and Life Itself: Warnow Authors Textbook on Computational Phylogenetics

March 14, 2018   The text exposes graduate-level CS students to the impact that they can have on phylogenetics – the inference of evolutionary histories and the genetic relationships.
Assistant Professor Ruta Mehta

Mehta Earns NSF CAREER Award, Will Target Research on Equilibrium Computation

March 14, 2018   Assistant Professor Ruta Mehta will explore problems that sit at the intersection of theory and practical applications in economics, cryptography, and other areas.
CS Professor Klara Nahrstedt

Illinois Innovators Podcast: Klara Nahrstedt Talks Cyber Infrastructure Systems and Security

March 12, 2018   Klara Nahrstedt, a professor of Computer Science and director of the Coordinated Science Laboratory at the University of Illinois, joins Illinois Innovators, the Illinois Engineering podcast, to discuss her involvement in several National Science Foundation and Department of Energy cyber infrastructure projects.
Max Levchin (BS CS '97) will serve as the 2018 commencement speaker.

Entrepreneur, CS Grad Max Levchin to Deliver Commencement Address

March 12, 2018   The former PayPal co-founder, chairman of Yelp's board, and current CEO and founder of Affirm will speak on May 12.
Illinois Computer Science is partnering with Coursera to offer a fully-fledged MCS on the company’s platform, with the first cohort starting this fall.

Illinois Computer Science Expands Affordable MOOC-Based Professional Master’s Program

March 6, 2018   Illinois Computer Science is partnering with Coursera to offer a fully-fledged MCS on the company’s platform, with the first cohort starting this fall.
Chirantan "CJ" Desai (MCS '95, MBA '95) is ServiceNow's chief product officer.

ServiceNow’s Chicago Opening Lifts Tech Sector, Helps Develop Growing Link Between City and Illinois Computer Science

March 5, 2018   Chirantan "CJ" Desai (MCS '95, MBA '95) was of the the key people behind the decision to open an office in Chicago.
CS Professor Sheldon Jacobson

Who Gets Into The NCAA Tournament? Researchers At Illinois Have A Prediction Model

March 5, 2018   The field for NCAA Tournament will be announced March 11. University of Illinois researchers may have discovered the secret to forecasting the field.
More than 1,100 students were part of this year's HackIllinois.

HackIllinois Draws More Than 1,100 To Weekend Focused On Open-Source Challenges

March 1, 2018   More than 1,100 students from the University of Illinois and beyond – far beyond – spent Feb. 23-25 working a wide range of problems as part of the most recent edition of HackIllinois.
“Probability and Statistics for Computer Science” touches on big data and machine learning topics that haven't typically been covered in undergraduate classrooms.

Forsyth’s New Textbook Covers Foundational Big Data Concepts

February 19, 2018   “Probability and Statistics for Computer Science” touches on big data and machine learning topics that haven't typically been covered in undergraduate classrooms.
CS @ ILLINOIS sophomore Charlie Young is the force behind Fighting Illini Baseball's new analytics program.

CS + Astronomy Major Finds Himself Immersed in CS + College Baseball, and Aiming For More

February 18, 2018   CS @ ILLINOIS sophomore Charlie Young is the force behind Fighting Illini Baseball's new analytics program.
David Simon (BS CS '05) has found CS's hands-on, group-based project coursework "to be incredibly valuable" in the real world.

Illinois’s Practical CS Curriculum Inspires Sirius XM Radio’s Simon to Give Back

February 18, 2018   David Simon (BS CS '05) has found CS's hands-on, group-based project coursework "to be incredibly valuable" in the real world.
Professor Sarita Adve

Collaborative Research Drives Joint University Microelectronics Program

February 15, 2018   Illinois faculty will be developing algorithm-driven architectures as part of their research for the Applications Driving Architectures (ADA) center, one of six JUMP research centers.
Professor Tarek Abdelzaher is leading a group of researchers studying how information propagates through social media and the effects that information has on people’s beliefs as it moves.

CS, ECE Professors Explore How Social Media Spreads Information, Affects Beliefs, and Even Shapes Events

February 5, 2018   Professor Tarek Abdelzaher is leading a study about how information propagates through social media.

Illinois Team Works to Improve Cyber-Physical Security

January 19, 2018   Illinois professors Naira Hovakimyan, Lui Sha, and Petros Voulgaris have received a three-year National Science Foundation grant to develop defenses against attacks to cyber-physical security systems.
City Scholars Launches in Chicago

City Scholars Launches in Chicago

January 18, 2018   CS undergraduates Alexander Bieniek and Ruiqi "Zoe" Li will spend this spring in Chicago in the new City Scholars program.

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