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  News for Alumni and Friends September 2017  

Announcing New Faculty in CS

CS @ ILLINOIS is proud to announce that eight outstanding new faculty members are joining the department over the next year.  In total, thirty-six new talented teachers and researchers have joined the department since 2013, helping to meet an unprecedented demand for a CS education. Read more.




Assistant Professor Andreas Kloeckner will look to create better, more versatile solvers for elliptic PDEs in order to improve large-scale simulations.


Banerjee's work had a profound impact on parallel computing. His fast, effective data-dependence test has been widely used for developing compilers. A tribute is planned for Oct. 11 at the LCPC 2017 workshop.


Last spring, a major component of "Autonomous Vehicles in AI" was for students to write software for driverless vehicles provided by AutonomouStuff.


CS @ ILLINOIS invites applications for multiple faculty positions at all levels and in all areas of Computer Science, including Department Head.  Learn More!


Join Us for Campaign Launch Day Activities


New Media Coverage

Venture Beat

In a guest column, Mark Tebbe (BS CS ‘83), Chairman of ChicagoNEXT, notes that investing in Chicago tech can garner better returns for venture capitalists compared to Silicon Valley.

Business Insider

New investors in the startup, which connects companies to freelance software developers, designers, and project managers, include Redpoint Ventures, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, and the basketball legend Michael Jordan.

Innovators Magazine

Data scientists in America and mathematicians in Germany are developing models to make democracy in their countries more trustworthy. “As data scientists who study and analyze algorithms, we bring a nonpartisan approach to this problem. It’s just data,” explained Illinois professor of computer science Sheldon Jacobson.



Featured Events

Sept. 25 - Oct. 1

Register now for this signature student-run tech conference. Network, listen to tech talks, and compete in Mechmania!

Oct. 13

Come together to celebrate the launch of our most ambitious philanthropic campaign ever. Our storied past and bold future take center stage in a captivating performance celebrating the Illinois story. Together, we can change the world.

Oct. 19

Support the Women in Computer Science student club and network with fellow alumni. Hear personal and career insights from Drina Yue (BS EE '80, MS CS '84), Senior Advisor, Fintonia Group.

Oct. 20

Visit campus to engage with CS faculty, students, and fellow alumni. Enjoy panels, tours, an awards ceremony, and dinner. Learn More!

Oct. 28

Be a part of this signature college tradition! Visit with fellow alumni, enjoy delicious food, and cheer on the Fighting Illini and Head Coach Lovie Smith at Memorial Stadium. RSVP by Oct. 20.

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