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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.
Kale, Zhai Named ACM Fellows

Kale, Zhai Named ACM Fellows

January 18, 2018   Professors Lamikant "Sanjay" Kale and ChengXiang Zhai were among 54 new ACM Fellows named for 2017.
Professor Marco Caccamo

Caccamo Honored With Humboldt Foundation Professorship

January 17, 2018   Professor Marco Caccamo will use his 5 million Euro prize to apply real-time embedded computing to smart factories, autonomous vehicles, and other areas.
Cory Levy

Engineer in Residence: Cory Levy

January 11, 2018   During his most recent visit, Cory Levy told us what generated interest in his first startup, who first invested in his idea, and why he keeps coming back to the university.
Amy Moore-McKee

CS Alumnae Moore-McKee Honored for Leadership, Donates Prize to Support CS Scholarships

January 11, 2018   Amy Moore-McKee won the Society of Automotive Engineers' Sid Olsen Engineering Executive of the Year Award in 2017.
Illini engineers have helped to make major advancements in developing realistic virtual flight environments, shown here in the Airbus AS350 B2 VEMD Simulator, © 2017 FRASCA International, Inc. All rights reserved.

Illini Engineers Propel Frasca to Global Stage in Flight Simulator Innovation

December 20, 2017   CS @ ILLINOIS alums and other Engineering graduates help push Frasca International ahead in flight simulation -- where virtual reality has been a reality for decades.
Timothy M. Chan and Sheldon H. Jacobson have been recognized with one of the highest honors in the academy.

College of Engineering honors two CS faculty with Founder Professorships

December 18, 2017   Timothy M. Chan and Sheldon H. Jacobson have been recognized with one of the highest honors in the academy.
Mei-Chin Tsai (PhD CS '94)

Parents’ story, impact of Grainger Foundation match inspire Mei-Chin Tsai to provide major gift to fund scholarships

December 15, 2017   Mei-Chin Tsai’s parents pushed her to focus on education. But that push came with a greater sense of urgency than most.
Professors Marco Caccamo and Tao Xie have been named IEEE Fellows.

Caccamo, Xie named IEEE Fellows

December 14, 2017   Two CS @ ILLINOIS faculty have been honored by the world’s largest technical professional society.
Members of the Illinois Autonomous Underwater Vehicle team.

Student team's submarine charts its own autonomous course

December 8, 2017   Students clear financial and technical challenges to launch Illinois Autonomous Underwater Vehicle team submarine. Now they are aiming for more.
State Farm's gift will support the Gems Camp for Girls.

State Farm's gift supports Gems Camp

December 5, 2017   A $10,000 donation from State Farm will help support the Gems Computer Science Camp for Girls, a free day camp offered during the summer.
A PLATO system terminal.

The Friendly Orange Glow: PLATO and cyberculture

December 5, 2017   PLATO was a University of Illinois staple for decades. Author Brian Dear talks about his book on PLATO and its role in the creation of cyberculture.
A chassis from ILLIAC II is on display at the Spurlock Museum.

Spurlock exhibits details University of Illinois’ first 150 years, and CS @ ILLINOIS’ key role in them.

December 1, 2017   The Spurlock Museum exhibit, "Knowledge at Work," which includes CS @ ILLINOIS artifacts, runs through Dec. 21, 2018.
CS students Will Robbins, Nathan Ju, and Arnav Mishra have joined the university-focused venture capital firm Contrary Capital.

CS @ ILLINOIS students take on roles as partners in VC firm

November 16, 2017   CS students Will Robbins, Nathan Ju, and Arnav Mishra have joined the university-focused venture capital firm Contrary Capital.
Adjunct Professor Rob A. Rutenbar

Rutenbar wins ‘Nobel Prize’ of Electronic Design Automation

November 15, 2017   Rob A. Rutenbar is being honored for his pioneering contributions to algorithms and tools for analog and mixed-signal designs.
Professor Bruce Schatz

Cell phone software creates new possibilities for precision medicine

November 14, 2017   Software uses a cell phone’s native motion sensors to track pulmonary function as patients perform everyday tasks.
CS @ ILLINOIS has joined with the University of Illinois School of Music and the College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences’ Department of Crop Sciences to add two new bachelor’s degrees.

Crop Sciences and Music join growing collection of CS + X degrees at the University Of Illinois

November 6, 2017   CS @ ILLINOIS has joined with the School of Music and the College of ACES’ Department of Crop Sciences to add two new bachelor’s degrees.
Dr. Manuela Veloso

Distinguished Lecture Series: Dr. Manuela Veloso

November 5, 2017   On November 13, Dr. Manuela Veloso will present her research on autonomous service robots.

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