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CS @ ILLINOIS Alumni Awards - Friday, October 28, 2016 

Alumni Gene Golub (BS '53, MS '54, PhD '59 - math; honorary '91) and Peng T. Ong (MS '88) were inducted into the Engineering at Illinois Hall of Fame, a distinction reserved for engineering alumni and other affiliates who have significant achievements that have impacted society. LEARN MORE




New Siebel Center for Design will be a campus-wide hub for student-generated approaches to product, process, and user interface design, with an emphasis on advanced technology, creativity, purpose and multidisciplinary collaboration.


Professor William D. Gropp will receive the 2016 ACM/IEEE Computer Society Ken Kennedy Award for "highly influential contributions to the programmability of high performance parallel and distributed computers, and extraordinary service to the profession."


Professors Kevin Chang, Karrie Karahalios, and Aditya Parameswaran received a $1.8 million NSF grant to holistically unify spreadsheets and database systems. Their DataSpread project combines the ease of use and interactivity of spreadsheets with the scalability, expressiveness, and collaboration qualities of databases.


Professor Grigore Rosu's 2001 paper that helped launch the field of runtime verification, “Monitoring Programs Using Rewriting,” was recognized with a Most Influential Paper Award at ASE 2016.



Engineering Visionary Scholarships


New Media Coverage

Marc Andreessen (BS '94) "argues that recent breakthroughs mean artificial intelligence has the potential to spawn a new generation of big, important technology companies."


Predictions from CS Professor Sheldon Jacobson’s Election Analytics group have historically been about 12% more accurate than FiveThirtyEight. Jacobson: "If the election were held today, I can guarantee you Hillary Clinton would win.”

The News Gazette

CS alumnus Thomas M. Siebel talked about the new Siebel Center for Design, his time at the University, why he gives, and predictions for the future.


Would Israeli-style security methods work in the United States? FiveThirtyEight asked CS Professor Sheldon Jacobson. "[T]he U.S. has more than 100 times the number of air passengers as Israel does. 'It would be impossible to scale what they’re doing,' Jacobson said."


Featured Events

October 19-20, November 15-16

Alumni: Celebrate your Illini Pride at special events in the Bay Area and Chicago! Highlights include keynotes from C3 IoT Chairman & CEO Thomas M. Siebel (San Francisco) and C-SPAN co-President Rob Kennedy (Downtown Chicago).

October 27

Network with the Women in Computer Science student club members and hear personal and career insights from Ulku Rowe (MS CS '97), Managing Director and Global Head of Credit Risk Technology at J. P. Morgan in New York City.

October 28

Meet the 2016 CS @ ILLINOIS Award recipients and attend a keynote by business executive, computer scientist, and philanthropist Sohaib Abbasi (BS CS '78, MS '80).

October 29

Be a part of this signature college tradition! Visit with fellow alumni, enjoy delicious food, and cheer on the Fighting Illini and new Head Coach Lovie Smith at Memorial Stadium.



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