Department News

Research Assistant Professor Sibin Mohan

Mohan's Project With Boeing Aims to Provide An Understanding Of The Behavior Of Drone Swarms

December 12, 2018   Research Assistant Professor Sibin Mohan's new project with Boeing will use machine learning techniques to try to define normal behavior for drone swarms.
The University of Illinois is creating a new Center for Autonomy

Center For Autonomy Launched To Develop Research, Education In Emerging Field

December 6, 2018   The new Center for Autonomy will enable high-impact research and develop new educational programs. It will include four Illinois CS faculty.
Illinois CS Professor Gul Agha

Illinois CS Professor Gul Agha Named ACM Fellow

December 6, 2018   CS Professor Gul Agha has been named an ACM Fellow for “research in concurrent programming and formal methods."
PhD student Edward Hutter

Hutter's Work On Communication Costs Leads to DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship

December 4, 2018   PhD student Edward Hutter's work in communication-cost analysis and reduction earns him a Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship.
Viveka Kudaligama has been honored with the 2018 Graduate College Excellence Award for Graduate Contacts.

Kudaligama’s Service to Grad Students, Illinois CS Earns Graduate College Recognition

November 29, 2018   Viveka Kudaligama has been honored with the 2018 Graduate College Excellence Award for Graduate Contacts.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has announced its 2018 Fellows.

Gropp Named AAAS Fellow

November 27, 2018   The distinction recognizes contributions to scalable algorithms and software for high performance computing.
Professor Tarek Abdelzaher is working with his students on a unique way to identify social media bots by looking at the larger picture of misinformation campaigns.

Preventing the Spread of Misinformation Online

November 26, 2018   Professor Tarek Abdelzaher is working with his students on a unique way to identify social media bots by looking at the larger picture of misinformation campaigns.
Ira and Debra Cohen

Cohens Give Back Because of Opportunities Illinois CS Provided, Hope Others Will Follow

November 15, 2018   Through their own scholarship support, Ira and Debra Cohen hope to help develop a culture of giving at Illinois CS. "These kids become mentors,” Ira Cohen said.
Assistant Professor Edgar Solomonik

Solomonik Recognized for Early Career Work Aimed at Improving HPC Performance

November 14, 2018   The IEEE Computer Society has recognized Assistant Prof. Edgar Solomonik’s research with the TCHPC Award for Excellence for Early Career Researchers in HPC.
CS Professor Sheldon Jacobson

Jacobson Recognized for Research That Transformed Passenger Screening After 2001 Attacks

November 12, 2018   Professor Sheldon Jacobson and three former students laid the groundwork for TSA PreCheck passenger screening. That work has been recognized with an IMPACT Prize.
Illinois Computer Science PhD graduate and IBM researcher Bilge Acun

Acun’s Focus on HPC Energy Efficiency Leads to Dissertation Recognition from SIGHPC

November 9, 2018   Illinois CS PhD graduate Bilge Acun's dissertation on supercomputer energy efficiency won an honorable mention in SIGHPC's dissertation competition.
A team of researchers lead by Professor Klara Nahrstedt is building a wireless and scalable sensory infrastructure that will help scientists better understand the conditions under which their experiments succeed or fail.

SENSELET Provides Sensory-Driven IoT Network for Scientific Instruments

November 8, 2018   A team of researchers is building a wireless and scalable sensory infrastructure that will help scientists better understand the conditions under which their experiments succeed or fail.
Illinois CS Alumni Awards panel

Illinois CS Alumni Awards Recipients Talk Chicago, Teamwork, and Procrastination

November 6, 2018   Illinois CS Alumni Awards winners share their own experiences and advice with students, discussing everything from procrastination to where to begin a career.
The 2018 ACM/IEEE-CS Ken Kennedy Award recognizes Prof. Sarita Adve's influential work at the interface of hardware and software.

Adve’s Research on Memory Consistency Models, Influence on Hardware and Software Worlds Recognized with Kennedy Award

October 31, 2018   The 2018 ACM/IEEE-CS Ken Kennedy Award recognizes Prof. Sarita Adve's influential work at the interface of hardware and software.
ThinkChicago Roadshow

ThinkChicago Brings City’s Tech Message and Leaders to Illinois CS Students

October 31, 2018   The ThinkChicago Roadshow comes to Illinois CS, using tech leaders to pitch the city's emergence as a technology hub to students planning their futures.
IQUIST will bring together Illinois’ physicists, engineers, computer scientists and many others to develop new paradigms in quantum information science and technology.

New Center to Accelerate Quantum Information Science and Engineering

October 29, 2018   IQUIST will bring together Illinois’ physicists, engineers, computer scientists and many others to develop new paradigms in quantum information science and technology.
CS Professor Josep Torrellas

Illinois CS Professors Win NSF Grant To Target Improvements In Computer Efficiency

October 15, 2018   The quest to improve computational speed often focuses on an alternative to the chip. Three Illinois CS professors look instead top the inefficiencies of computing systems.
Professor William Gropp, the Thomas M. Siebel Chair in Computer Science

Siebel Chair Gift Keeps Giving To Gropp And Illinois CS Researchers

October 12, 2018   As the Thomas M. Siebel Chair in Computer Science, Professor Bill Gropp says he has a tool that lets him jump-start interesting science.
Illinois Computer Science Professor Jiawei Han becomes only the fourth-ever non-Japanese computer scientist to win the prestigious Funai Achievement Award.

Professor Jiawei Han Joins Select Group With Funai Achievement Award

October 12, 2018   Illinois Computer Science Professor Jiawei Han becomes only the fourth-ever non-Japanese computer scientist to win the prestigious Funai Achievement Award.
Rising Stars

Four From Illinois CS Chosen For 2018 Rising Stars In EECS Workshop

October 12, 2018   Three Illinois Computer Science PhD students and a post-doctoral researcher have been chosen to be part of the 2018 Rising Stars academic career-building workshop at MIT.

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