A digest of Illinois Computer Science faculty, alumni, and students who are featured in the media.
The Enterprisers Project — Q & A with CS @ ILLINOIS faculty member Brighten Godfrey, who co-founded Veriflow and serves as the company’s CTO.
Business Insider — LinkedIn Senior Software Engineer Kamilah Taylor (MS CS '10) was recognized as one of the most powerful women in technology. In addition to her contributions to enhancing LinkedIn products, Taylor is perhaps best known as an advocate for women and people of color in the tech industry.
The Weekend Austrailian — Parisa Tabriz (BS CS '06), security chief for Google Chrome, discussed a variety of security issues like http vs https web sites, Internet of Things hacking risks, and password management.
R&D Magazine — CS Affiliate faculty member Romit Roy Choudhury has developed advanced motion tracking algorithms that precisely track movement and accurately characterize 3D ball motion.
The Daily Illini — In partnership with CS @ ILLINOIS, a Champaign-Urbana chapter of Girls Who Code has launched this semester, encouraging middle and high school girls to learn about computer programming.
The News-Gazette — Doctoral student Cosmin Radoi describes his work on automatic code evolution, a technology he is developing in CS Professor Grigore Rosu's research lab.
Wired - Chris Lattner (MS ’02, PhD ‘05), creator of LLVM and Swift, described as “a rock star among software engineers,” is one of several former Apple employees joining Tesla Motors.
TechCrunch - Chris Lattner (MS ’02, PhD ’05), creator of LLVM and Swift, has joined Tesla Motors as Vice President of Autopilot Software.
Chicago Inno - HackIllinois is heading into its fourth year this February. But this year, students are trying something a little different, and unique among collegiate hackathons--they're challenging participants to create sustainable open source projects.
Smile Politely - University of Illinois Research Park startup Veriflow Systems is expanding to One Main Plaza in downtown Champaign. Veriflow was co-founded by CS Professors Brighten Godfrey & Matthew Caesar and Dr. Ahmed Khurshid (PhD CS ’15).
Chicago Inno - Illinois ranks 3rd in the US, and 14th in the world, for best student coders, according to a new list from HackerRank.
Chicago Tribune - A study from CS Professor Sheldon Jacobson shows that making PreCheck free for all travelers could save the TSA millions of dollars.
Chicago Inno- In June, Tweetsense, an Illinois startup by Cody Pawlowski (attended CS) and William Widjaja (ECE), correctly predicted Brexit. They also correctly predicted Donald Trump’s win.
The News-Gazette - CS Prof. Sheldon Jacobson talked about the aftermath of the presidential election. A near-total swing in undecided voters to Trump was 1 of 21 scenarios laid out at the Election Analytics website, but most analysts discounted it.
Wired - Coming soon to Chrome: revamped security warnings, thanks to the Security Team led by “Director of Chromeland Security” Parisa Tabriz (BS ’05, MS ‘07). “In our impatient moments, we just want to mark everything as insecure,” Tabriz says. “A huge fraction of the web isn’t HTTPS, and that’s embarrassing to me. It’s not going to solve itself.”