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Scott Fisher

Illinois CS Teaching Inspires Fisher to Extend Support for Award, and Add Honors for TAs, CAs

March 12, 2019   Scott Fisher's admiration for Illinois CS faculty and the education they provide to students is part of the reason he continues to be a generous donor.
Teaching Assistant Professor Geoffrey Herman

Paper Co-Authored By Geoffrey Herman Chosen No. 1 In SIGCSE Symposium’s All-Time Top 10

March 5, 2019   The paper identified student misconceptions about introductory CS topics and provided instructors with ideas for helping students.
HackIllinois 2019 trophies waiting to be awarded.

HackIllinois Draws More Than 1,000, Including An Open-Source Pioneer

March 1, 2019   What makes a great hackathon? About 950 students from 43 universities, 100 mentors, snacks, swag, soccer, and open-source rock star Bruce Perens.
Illinois CS Professor Klara Nahrstedt

NSF Backs Clowder Open-Source Data Management Tool With $5M

February 28, 2019   Clowder, designed to manage large collections of data now essential to science, is a key part of the 4CeeD framework developed by Illinois CS Professor Klara Nahrstedt.

Student Course Assistant Brings New Power to PrairieLearn

February 20, 2019   A project that was started at HackIllinois 2018 by Nathan Walters (class of 2019) is allowing CS 225 to give students more immediate feedback about their assignments and exams.
PhD student Wajih Ul Hassan

Hassan’s NoDoze Brings Triage to Security; PhD Student Presents Paper at NDSS Symposium

February 18, 2019   Using system history to judge whether events are normal, Hassan finds a way to sharply reduce the number of threat alerts that demand attention.
Illinois graduate and Stanford CS Professor Gene Golub

Gene Golub Had A Talent For Giving, Which Lives On At Illinois CS

February 15, 2019   Golub believed in giving back, and his gifts to Illinois CS continue to fund scholarships, fellowships, and a professorship.
Professor Klara Nahrstedt

Narhstedt Receives 2018 Robert Piloty Prize For Outstanding Research

February 15, 2019   Nahrstedt has longstanding ties to German computer science and is internationally recognized for her work in multimedia systems and networks.
PhD student and Facebook Fellow Kartik Hegde

Kartik Hegde Awarded Facebook Fellowship For Plan to Rev Up Deep Learning For Mobile Devices

February 13, 2019   Hegde, a PhD student, plans to use the fellowship to advance his work on efficient processors for deep learning.
Roy Campbell's "Assured Cloud Computing"

Textbook Co-authored By Campbell Takes An In-Depth Look At Cloud Computing

February 11, 2019   "Assured Cloud Computing" collects the research of the Assured Cloud Computing Center at Illinois, a project that was led by Professor Roy Campbell.
Professor Jiawei Han

Professor Jiawei Han Named Aiken Endowed Chair

February 7, 2019   Han is the second-ever Aiken Chair, a position he plans to use to maintain Illinois' leadership in data-mining research.
Trala CTO Vishnu Indukuri

CS Graduate Indukuri Using $1.29M In Venture Backing From LinkedIn CEO And Others To Fine Tune Trala

February 5, 2019   Illinois CS graduate sees venture funding as key to expanding content of violin app, and boosting its sales.
This week, Coursera released three TV advertisements to raise awareness for the high-quality online courses and degrees offered from the world’s best universities, including the University of Illinois.

Online MCS Featured in National Advertising Campaign

January 30, 2019   This week, Coursera released three TV advertisements to raise awareness for the high-quality online courses and degrees offered from the world’s best universities, including the University of Illinois.
Research Assistant Professor Sibin Mohan

Mohan Teaches Middle Schoolers, Trying to Inspire Future Programmers

January 22, 2019   Research Assistant Professor Sibin Mohan and his students are working to introduce young students to the science behind the devices they are so familiar with.
Illinois CS graduate Nathan Handler

Still Early In His Career, Nathan Handler Commits To Supporting Illinois CS Programs

January 14, 2019   Nathan Handler sees his gifts to Illinois Computer Science as a way to help make sure student groups such as the ACM chapter continue to thrive.
Professors Marc Snir and David Padua

European Universities Honor Snir, Padua for Contributions to Parallel Computing, HPC

January 11, 2019   The École Normale Supérieure de Lyon honored Snir for decades of achievements; the Universidad de Valladolid recognized Padua as a parallel computing pioneer.
Illinois CS students Jonah Casebeer and Ben Zhou were finalists, while Harshay Shah and Edward Huang were recognized with honorable mentions from the CRA

CRA Awards Recognize Four Illinois CS Undergrads For Research

January 10, 2019   Illinois CS students Jonah Casebeer and Ben Zhou were finalists, while Harshay Shah and Edward Huang were recognized with honorable mentions from the CRA.
Four Illinois Computer Science students are among the newest group of undergraduates given Fiddler Innovation Undergraduate Fellowships

Four Illinois CS Students Receive NCSA’s Fiddler Innovation Fellowships

January 7, 2019   Fiddler Fellowships are financed by an endowment from Illinois CS graduate Jerry Fiddler and his wife, Melissa Alden, and support students conducting multidisciplinary research.
A new initiative will train teachers to teach high school computer science.

Illinois Computer Science Teams Up With College Of Education To Train High School Educators To Teach CS

January 6, 2019   The new I-STECS initiative is intended to help address the need for more computer science education in high schools.
Professor Darko Marinov and Associate Professor Victoria Stodden of the School of Information Sciences

Is Code Enough? Stodden, Marinov Research Focuses On Providing Code Rather Than Generated Data With Research

December 19, 2018   Stodden and Marinov will try to determine how researchers can reliably share code used to generate data rather than the data itself.

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