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Kale Leads Effort to Create Petascale Modeling Techniques to Study Extreme-Scale Social Networks

July 8, 2009   This environment will be used to test simultaneously multiple theories of social interaction amongst individuals and groups

Student Wins Best Paper at GreenMetrics 09

July 5, 2009   PhD student wins Best paper for focusing on information and communication technology (ICT) can minimize climate change

Student's Work Selected as Finalist for SC'09 Best Paper

July 5, 2009   Based on his thesis research on supercomputers
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Amir Discusses AI and Security at

June 30, 2009   CS prof featured on discusses better tests for distinguishing computers from humans

UPCRC Researchers Showcase TEEVE at Research@Intel Day

June 30, 2009   TEEVE supports real-time collaborative physical activities among multiple, geographically distributed sites.

UPCRC Illinois Educates Programmers on Multicore Techniques at New Summer School

June 30, 2009   UPCRC Illinois offered its first summer school in multicore programming. 150 students from across the country attended.

Klara Nahrstedt Wins Prestigious Humboldt Research Award

June 30, 2009   Klara Nahrstedt has received a prestigious Humboldt Research Award. Nahrstedt is a world-renowned expert in multimedia QoS.

Illinois Researchers Discuss Multicore Applications at Microsoft Workshop

June 30, 2009   A broad range of novel, interesting, and computationally challenging applications on multicore parallelism

Snir to Co-Direct New Joint Petascale Laboratory

June 23, 2009   UIUC and INRIA to create the Joint Laboratory at Illinois
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College of Engineering Names Rob A. Rutenbar Next CS Department Head

June 23, 2009   CMU professor Rob A. Rutenbar has been named the next head of CS, effective January 1, 2010.

Illinois CS Students Win 2 of 13 Inaugural Google Fellowships

June 22, 2009   CS PhD students Ali Farhadi (Computer Vision) and Eric Gilbert (Social Computing) won 2 of 13 inaugural Google Fellowships

2009 ITI Undergrad Research Program Underway

June 22, 2009   The 2009 undergraduate research program in information trust is underway at ITI.

Computing Habitat Programming Competition Winners Split $5000 in Prizes

April 30, 2009   Contest encourages students, faculty, and staff to develop software apps that enhance the Siebel's tech environment

CS 414 Students Showcase IPTV Systems

April 29, 2009   four finalist teams test systems in 2 different scenarios

UIUC CUDA Center of Excellence Summer Challenge Internships for Summer 2009

April 27, 2009   The UIUC Nvidia CUDA Center of Excellence is seeking a select group of top Illinois undergraduate students for internship

Video available from Charm++ workshop

April 22, 2009   Parallel Programming Laboratory hosted the 7th Annual Workshop on Charm++ and its Applications April 15-17, 2009

Alumnus-Founded Yelp Launches New Mobile Application

April 2, 2009   Yelp is preparing to launch a new version of its popular iPhone appliction.

Alumnus-Founded Yelp Launches New Mobile Application

April 2, 2009  

Alumnus-Founded Yelp Launches New Mobile Application

Prof. Karahalios Tests Speech Visualization for Autistic Children

March 31, 2009   CS prof devise a way to digitize conversations and spit them back as images that let people "see" on monitors

UI Researcher Peers Into Hacker Networks; Software Developed by Alum-Founded Company Aids Analysis

March 31, 2009   a 10-month investigation into a malicious network of surveillance software, dubbed GhostNet, that they linked to China