Department News

Illinois CS Associate Professor Craig Zilles is a co-creator of CBTF.

After Five Years, Hundreds of Thousands of Exams, CBTF Still Revolutionary

December 4, 2019   Computer Based Testing Facility, co-created by Prof. Craig Zilles, serves over 8,900 students in 38 classes each semester, with 67,000 exams given so far this semester.
Creating and delivering 360-degree video to a large audience of viewers over the Internet remains an unsolved scientific problem.

Nahrstedt on Team Receiving $1.2M NSF Grant to Develop Pioneering System for 360-Degree Video Creation and Delivery

December 4, 2019   Creating and delivering 360-degree video to a large audience of viewers over the Internet remains an unsolved scientific problem.
Prof. Edgar Solomonik was recognized for work that addresses a key challenge in parallel algorithms.

Solomonik’s Communication Cost Research Earns Early Career Prize From SIAM Supercomputing Group

December 2, 2019   Prof. Edgar Solomonik was recognized for work that addresses a key challenge in parallel algorithms.
Profs. Sheldon Jacobson, Klara Nahrstedt, and Tao Xie are among 443 people to be awarded the distinction of AAAS Fellow this year.

Jacobson, Nahrstedt, and Xie Among Eight 2019 AAAS Fellows From Illinois

December 2, 2019   Profs. Sheldon Jacobson, Klara Nahrstedt, and Tao Xie are among 443 people to be awarded the distinction of AAAS Fellow this year.
In addition to boasting the largest cohort of Rising Stars participants to date, the 2019 edition of the annual workshop introduced innovative events and sessions to bring new opportunities to early-career women.

Rising Stars 2019 Brings New Opportunities and Networking to Participants

November 4, 2019   In addition to boasting the largest cohort of Rising Stars participants to date, the 2019 edition of the annual workshop introduced innovative events and sessions to bring new opportunities to early-career women.
Illinois is welcoming 90 promising early-career women in electrical engineering, computer engineering, and computer science to campus on Oct. 29.

Illinois Welcomes Rising Stars 2019

October 29, 2019   Illinois is welcoming 90 promising early-career women in electrical engineering, computer engineering, and computer science to campus on Oct. 29.
International consortium of researchers generates gene sequences from more than 1100 plant species.

Study Provides Framework for 1 Billion Years of Green Plant Evolution

October 23, 2019   Prof. Tandy Warnow helps an international consortium construct a large evolutionary tree of green plants, using advanced algorithms.
Illinois Computer Science honors students who have received important awards and other distinctions.

Outstanding Students Recognized at Fall 2019 Celebration of Excellence

October 22, 2019   Illinois Computer Science honors students who have received important awards and other distinctions.
Students from Prof. Eric Shaffer's Virtual Reality course developed software to help explain Fields and Waves concepts.

Illinois CS VR Course Helps ECE ILLINOIS Offer a New Interactive Learning Experience

October 21, 2019   Students from Prof. Eric Shaffer's Virtual Reality course developed software to help explain Fields and Waves concepts.
Narayanan, who now leads the engineering team for Google Assistant, was profoundly influenced by Professor Emeritus C.L. "Dave" Liu.

Illinois CS Influence on His Path to Google Success Inspires Unni Narayanan to Make Major Gift

October 17, 2019   Narayanan, who now leads the engineering team for Google Assistant, was profoundly influenced by Professor Emeritus C.L. "Dave" Liu.
The commission’s charge is to advance the development of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and associated technologies.

Amato Participates in National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence Panel

October 14, 2019   Amato emphasized that funding for basic AI research in the U.S. has not kept up with demand, but that amazing things are possible with the right resources.
New center to combine campus’ areas of expertise in engineering and agriculture to cement Illinois’ position as an innovator in agricultural technology.

University of Illinois Officially Announces Center for Digital Agriculture

October 8, 2019   New center to combine campus’ areas of expertise in engineering and agriculture to cement Illinois’ position as an innovator in agricultural technology.
Researchers are working on an advanced autopilot to autonomously evaluate unforeseen circumstances, take the best course of action, and land a plane safely.

Through NSF Grant, Researchers Creating Advanced Autopilot to Mimic the "Sully Factor"

October 2, 2019   Researchers are working on an advanced autopilot to autonomously evaluate unforeseen circumstances, take the best course of action, and land a plane safely.
Five accomplished Illinois Computer Science master’s students have been recognized for their academic achievements and leadership.

Meet the Siebel Scholars Class of 2020

October 2, 2019   Five accomplished Illinois Computer Science master’s students have been recognized for their academic achievements and leadership.
The new degree, first of its kind in the country, expands the list of blended CS + X degrees pioneered by Illinois CS.

New Illinois Degree Addresses Growth of Technology in Animal Sciences

September 27, 2019   The new degree, first of its kind in the country, expands the list of blended CS + X degrees pioneered by Illinois CS.
A workshop hosted by Illinois Computer Science will contribute to the next edition of the US Robotics Roadmap.

US Robotics Roadmap Reaches New Heights in the Windy City

September 20, 2019   A workshop hosted by Illinois Computer Science will contribute to the next edition of the US Robotics Roadmap.
Prof. Sarita Adve was invited to share work done by the EPOCHS project, which is part of the $1.5 billion Electronics Resurgence Initiative.

Adve Presents Heterogeneous Systems Research at DARPA ERI Summit

September 18, 2019   Prof. Sarita Adve was invited to share work done by the EPOCHS project, which is part of the $1.5 billion Electronics Resurgence Initiative.
The inaugural Illinois Statewide K-12 Computer Science Education Summit, co-sponsored by Illinois Computer Science, will occur on Sept. 20 at NCSA.

Computer Science Education for Illinois Children, Teachers to be Summit Focus

September 18, 2019   The inaugural Illinois Statewide K-12 Computer Science Education Summit, co-sponsored by Illinois Computer Science, will occur on Sept. 20 at NCSA.
“Receiving this scholarship is actually the major factor that influenced my decision to enroll," Jacob Perakis, class of 2021.

Engineering Visionary Scholarship Helps Jacob Perakis’ Family Triple Their Educational Possibilities

September 10, 2019   “Receiving this scholarship is actually the major factor that influenced my decision to enroll," Jacob Perakis, CS class of 2021.
The gathering is a chance to learn from some of the recipients of the top awards in mathematics and computer science.

Five CS Graduate Students Chosen for 2019 Heidelberg Laureate Forum

September 10, 2019   The gathering is a chance to learn from some of the recipients of the top awards in mathematics and computer science.

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