Our research is changing the world and making advances once only dreamed about. We are dedicated to solving critical challenges on a global scale through strategic and effective research that can be implemented for widespread societal benefit.

Undergraduate Research

Students can participate in our unmatched CS research topics through PURE or ISUR and our Summer Research Program.

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Technical Conferences & Workshops

We host numerous CS technical conferences and workshops for our academic and research communities.


Speaker Series

The Illinois Computer Science Speaker Series brings leaders and experts to share ideas and promote conversations about important challenges and topics. 

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Research Institutes and Centers

Harnessing the power of interdisciplinary excellence, Illinois Computer Science research touches all aspects of human life, encompassing artificial intelligence, intelligent farming, microelectronics, next-generation computing, robotics and more.

ACE Center for Evolvable Computing »
The ACE Center aims to devise novel technologies for scalable distributed computing that will improve the performance and energy efficiency of diverse applications by 100x over the expected computer systems of 2030. 

Artificial Intelligence for Future Agricultural Resilience, Management, and Sustainability Institute (AIFARMS) »
AIFARMS brings together researchers in artificial intelligence and agriculture, combining their expertise to promote advances in agriculture through AI research areas such as computer vision, machine learning, data science, soft object manipulation, and intuitive human-robot interaction.

Amazon-Illinois Center on AI for Interactive Conversational Experiences (AICE) »
Co-sponsored by CS and CSL, AICE is a collaboration to develop intelligent conversational systems that demonstrate contextual understanding and emotional intelligence and allow for personalization and the ability to interpret non-verbal communication while being ethical and fair. 

Center for Digital Agriculture »
CDA was formed to help agricultural producers, researchers, and industries keep pace with how technology transforms how we feed and support a growing global population.

Center for Exascale-enabled Scramjet Design »
CEESD will develop physics-faithful predictive simulations enabled by advanced computer science methods to leverage massive-scale computational resources to advance scramjet designs that leverage advanced high-temperature composite materials.

Coordinated Science Laboratory »
Led by CS professor Klara Nahrstedt, CSL is a premier, multidisciplinary research laboratory that focuses on information technology at the crossroads of circuits, computing, control, and communications. Digital Transformation Institute (DTI) » engages scientists to research and train practitioners in the Science of Digital Transformation, which operates at the intersection of artificial intelligence, machine learning, cloud computing, the Internet of Things, big data analytics, organizational behavior, public policy, and ethics.

Illinois-Insper Partnership »
Insper and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign are working to support research and educational collaborations between the two institutions.

IMMERSE: Center for Immersive Computing »
IMMERSE brings expertise in immersive technologies, applications, and human factors to perform research, educate a new workforce, and build infrastructure, enabling a new immersive computing era.

Inclusive and Intelligent Technologies for Education (INVITE) »
The INVITE Institute seeks to reframe how AI-based educational technologies interact with learners fundamentally. INVITE develops AI techniques to track and promote skills that underlie successful learning and contribute to academic success: persistence, academic resilience, and collaboration.

Internet of Battlefield Things (IoBT) »
IoBT will connect soldiers with smart technology in armor, radios, weapons, and other objects to shorten the latency of decision cycles, improve the resiliency of tactical battlefield analytics, and push tailored machine intelligence to the point of need. 

Mind in Vitro: an NSF Expedition in Computing »
This expedition imagines computers and robots that are human-designed, living, and programmable but whose behaviors are not specified and instead emerge. These systems will grow, heal, learn, and explore.

Molecular Maker Lab Institute (MMLI) »
The Molecule Maker Lab Institute focuses on developing new AI-enabled tools to accelerate automated chemical synthesis to advance the discovery and manufacture of novel materials and bioactive compounds. 

National Center for Supercomputing Applications »
Led by CS professor Bill Gropp, NCSA is a hub of transdisciplinary research and digital scholarship where researchers unite to address research grand challenges for the benefit of science and society. Current research focus areas include digital agriculture, bio, health sciences, earth and environment, astronomy, and many more.