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  News for Alumni and Friends October 2017  

Illinois to lead development on $25M Internet of Battlefield Things

CS Professor Tarek Abdelzaher is the academic lead for a new $25M effort, funded by the Army Research Labs, to develop the scientific foundations for a next-generation Internet of Battlefield Things that will give soldiers a competitive edge and keep civilians out of harm’s way. Read more.

 

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Targeting innovation and economic growth, the $1.2 billion Discovery Partners Institute will serve the entire state of Illinois, initially opening with up to 50 faculty.

 
 
 

Rico, the largest repository of mobile app designs ever collected, promises to simplify and economize the design process. Professor Ranjitha Kumar's group catalogued design properties from 72,219 user interfaces for use by researchers and designers.

 
 
 

PhD student Everett Hildenbrandt has created a verification engine for Ethereum's smart contracts using Professor Grigore Rosu's K Framework.

 
 
 

Five exceptional master’s students have been recognized for their outstanding academic achievements and leadership, each receiving $35,000 during their final year of study.

 
 
 

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

Dunn's Gift Matched by Grainger Foundation

 

New Media Coverage

 
 
Fast Co. Design

One conclusion from Professor Karrie Karahalios’s landmark Facebook News Feed study: designers have a key role to play in exposing a system’s logic, giving users transparency, and building trust.

 
 
No Jitter

After one year as Polycom CEO, Mary T. McDowell (BS CS '86) talks about what’s ahead for the telecom company, the future of cloud-delivered video services, and women in tech.

 
 
WisdomTree Podcast

Arvind Gupta (MCS '95, MBA '95), head of the Digital India Foundation and head of information technology for India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, discusses several of India’s digitization efforts.

 
 
CBS Chicago

Contrary to what you might think, the rate of mass murders is not on the rise, according to CS Professor Sheldon Jacobson. "The data doesn’t lie. The rate of these events just is not increasing as the perception is given in the media."

 
 
News-Gazette

CS Professor and Veriflow Systems co-founder Matthew Caesar talks about Veriflow's growth and the company's newest feature: the ability to "look into the future" and protect a network from changes that could occur.

 

 

Featured Events

 
 
 
 
Oct. 19, 7 pm, 2405 Siebel Center

Join the Women in Computer Science student organization for this evening talk. Hear personal and career insights from Drina Yue (BS EE '80, MS CS '84), Senior Advisor, Fintonia Group.

 
 
 
 
Oct. 20, 3pm, 1404 Siebel Center

Professor Steven M. LaValle will reflect on his life and career as a University of Illinois alumnus, concluding with thoughts about the future of augmented and virtual reality. YouTube LiveStream

 
 
 
 
Oct. 24, 4-7pm, ECE Building

Students will learn about Chicago’s Innovation Ecosystem at the ThinkChicago Roadshow, featuring a panel discussion with Chicago business leaders followed by an informal job fair. RSVP on Handshake.

 
 
 
 
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.

 
 
 

In Senior Design (CS 492), CS undergraduates apply their knowledge to work with real clients on real world problems. Join us as they showcase their projects. Registration opens Oct. 26.

 
 
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