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  News for Alumni and Friends February 2017  

Seniors Dana Nikolaeva Chambourova and Sujay Khandekar were selected as Knights of St. Patrick, one of the highest honors given to undergraduates in the College of Engineering.




Founder Professor of Engineering Tandy Warnow is one of eight scientists being honored for outstanding contributions to computational biology and bioinformatics.


CS PhD student Mahanth Gowda and Affiliate Professor Romit Roy Choudhury are part of a team developing advanced motion tracking algorithms that precisely track movement and accurately characterize 3D ball motion.


Michael Duff (BS CS '94), Executive Director at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, returned to campus as an Engineer in Residence, sharing insights and advice with students.


Always highly recruited, CS @ ILLINOIS students learned about tech opportunities in Chicago from a high-powered panel of successful entrepreneurs and the city's mayor.


Sangeetha Abdu Jyothi has earned one of thirteen Facebook Fellowships available worldwide and Silu Huang has been awarded one of ten Microsoft Research PhD Fellowships in North America.


Engineering Visionary Scholarships


New Media Coverage

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.

Arash Khatibi (MS CS '16) discusses how difficult it is to pick a perfect bracket in men's NCAAA basketball.

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.

The News-Gazette

A record 38,700 students applied to the University for Fall 2017, with more than 4,300 applying for 215 seats in CS Engineering.

Big 10 Network

CS Professor Jian Peng's Mashup tool, which computationally integrates multiple gene interaction networks, could pave the way for new methods to fight cancer.



Featured Events

Every Sunday 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. through May 7, 2017

Part of the national Girls Who Code non-profit, this weekly session enables University of Illinois volunteers to inspire, educate, and equip middle and high school girls with basic computing skills, while encouraging them to pursue an interest in technology.

February 24-26

This student-run 36-hour team competition showcases student’s programming and creative skills, attracting participants from across the nation. Get involved as an alumni judge, mentor, or corporate sponsor. 
February 28

Over the past 150 years, Illinois faculty, staff, and students have transformed the social and economic landscape of our world. This inaugural kick-off event for the University's Sesquicentennial Celebration includes a special performance at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. Open to the public.

March 10, 2017, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Grainger Auditorium, ECE Building

CS alumnus Vilas Dhar (BS CS '04, BS BioE '04), co-founder and partner at Dhar Law, LLP, is the keynote speaker at this year's Engineering Open House.

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