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Parallel@Illinois presents multicore vision for human-centric computing

November 20, 2008  

URBANA, IL - A human-centric future for consumer computing - where mobile devices, virtual environments, and anthropomorphic communication interfaces allow humans to seamlessly move between cyber- and physical-spaces - is possible with the power of multicore parallel computing. A major impediment to this vision is that parallel programming today is remarkably difficult and the domain of a few experts.

Alumni and University Leaders to Discuss Cross-Country Entrepreneurism at Silicon Valley Roundtable

November 11, 2008  

On Tuesday, November 18, Illinois computer science alumni including Max Levchin, Jawed Karim, Scott Banister, and Tom Siebel will participate in a panel discussion with other Illinois leaders to discuss how the landscape is changing for entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley, the obstacles new entrepreneurs face and where the new opportunities are. Illinois alumni will discuss how their connection to Illinois uniquely positioned their success in Silicon Valley, and how they view the future of entrepreneurialism. The event takes place in Silicon Valley.

Siebel Center Wins Architecture Award

November 5, 2008  

Thomas M. Siebel Center for Computer Science

The Thomas M. Siebel Center for Computer Science at Illinois has been recognized with a 2008 Design Award from the Pittsburgh chapter of the American Institute of Architects. The Siebel Center recieved one of five Honor Awards, granted for overall excellence for projects in the Architecture, Regional & Urban Design, and Interior Architecture categories.

Prof. Josep Torrellas Receives Two Paper Awards

November 5, 2008  

CS Professor Josep Torrellas

Two papers written by University of Illinois computer science professor Josep Torrellas and his PhD students have recently won awards.

The Best Things Constantly Change

November 4, 2008  

Prof. Marc Snir Discusses the Blue Waters Project with NCSA's Access Magazine

Illinois Engineering Launches New Research Center in Singapore

October 21, 2008  

FUSIONOPOLIS, SINGAPORE - Driven by the efforts of Illinois engineering faculty members, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research, or A*STAR, a Singapore government agency, announced plans to establish a major research center in Singapore's Fusionopolis research complex. The Advanced Digital Sciences Center will be focused on breakthrough innovations in information technology that are expected to have a major impact in transforming human beings' utilization of information technology.

Gropp Wins IEEE Fernbach Award

October 15, 2008  

CS Professor Bill Gropp

University of Illinois computer science professor William Gropp has been named this year's winner of the IEEE Computer Society's Sidney Fernbach Award.

Siebel Scholars Prepare for Annual Conference

October 12, 2008  

The 2009 class of Siebel Scholars is preparing to attend their first visit to the annual Siebel Scholars conference, October 17-19. Each fall, current and alumni Siebel Scholars come together with university faculty and some of the world's most prestigious thought-leaders to discuss and debate global issues, developing innovative solutions to society's most pressing needs.

Siebel Scholars Prepare for Annual Conference

October 12, 2008  

The 2009 class of Siebel Scholars is preparing to attend their first visit to the annual Siebel Scholars conference, October 17-19. Each fall, current and alumni Siebel Scholars come together with university faculty and some of the world's most prestigious thought-leaders to discuss and debate global issues, developing innovative solutions to society's most pressing needs.

Annual Student Computing Conference Brings Together Experts, Visionaries, Students, and Industry

September 30, 2008  

The 14th annual ACM Reflections | Projections conference kicks off October 3rd. The event, which annually brings together more than 500 students from across the country, is focused on providing students with a broader perspective on computer science.

With lectures and workshops on topics encompassing the past, present, and future of computing, conference attendees will hear from industry greats, visionary pioneers, cultural phenoms, and programmers making things happen in the trenches.

This year's speaker line-up includes:

Alumnus Andreessen Joins eBay Board

September 30, 2008  

CS Alumnus Marc Andreessen

eBay today announced that CS alumnus Marc Andreessen has joined the company's board of directors.

"Marc is a true visionary whose experience will be invaluable to eBay," said John Donahoe, president and chief executive officer of eBay Inc.

Gropp takes key role with Institute for Advanced Computing Applications and Technologies

September 30, 2008  

CS Professor William Gropp

William Gropp, the Paul and Cynthia Saylor Professor of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been appointed the new deputy director for research for the University's Institute for Advanced Computing Applications and Technologies (IACAT).

Illinois College of Engineering Announces Siebel Scholars Class of 2009

September 25, 2008  

2009 Siebel Scholars Kumaresh Pattabiraman, Rajhans Samdani, Daniel Rebolledo Samper, Albert Lucius, and Nathan Wesling

Illinois Wins $1.25M Funding for Undergraduate Information Trust Scholarship

September 24, 2008  

CS Professor Roy Campbell

The Information Trust Institute (ITI) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has just won $1.25 million in funding from the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) to support scholarships for undergraduate students who are working towards careers in information trust.

Alumnus and Professor Issue New Text on Reliable Fault Tolerant Architectures

September 22, 2008  

Recent University of Illinois computer science alumnus Smruti Sarangi and his advisor, professor Josep Torrellas, have published a new text based on Sarangi's doctoral thesis work. Techniques to Mitigate the Effects of Congenital Faults in Processors presents an architecture to patch design defects in processors in the field, and a model of how parameter variation affects timing errors in processors.

Predicting the Next President

September 14, 2008  

Election08 team, from left to right: Prof. Sheldon Jacobson, CS students William Kormos, Eric Johnson, and Aukrit Unahalekhaka. not pictured, Policitcal Science student Andy Keeney.

CS Welcomes Matthew Caesar to the Faculty

September 11, 2008  

CS Professor Matthew Caesar

Illinois computer science is pleased to welcome professor Matthew Caesar to the faculty. Caesar brings his innovative approach to network and distributed system management to the department's Networking and Distributed Systems group.

Students Develop Sensor Network to Study Structural Health of Bridge

September 8, 2008  

Computer science students working with Professor Gul Agha are working with students and faculty in Civil and Environmental Engineering to study a new approach to civil infrastructure monitoring.

The goal of the project is to develop scalable and robust algorithms for structural health monitoring (SHM) over a wireless smart sensor network. The ability to continuously monitor the integrity of civil infrastructure in real time could lead to a reduction in maintenance and inspection costs, while providing increased safety to the public.

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