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  News for Alumni and Friends November 2017  

Crop Sciences and Music join growing collection of CS + X degrees at the University Of Illinois

We are excited to announce the launch of two new CS + X bachelor’s degrees: CS + Crop Sciences and CS + Music! They expand the list of pioneering CS + X degrees to six majors, each blending a strong grounding in computer science with training in an art or science. Read more.




CS @ ILLINOIS recently recognized sixteen alumni and faculty who have made contributions that bring distinction to themselves, the department, and the university.


The University has embarked on its most ambitious philanthropic campaign ever! Learn about the campaign, watch the Launch Celebration, and see the great things that are happening with Illinois.


Will Robbins, Nathan Ju, and Arnav Mishra have joined a roster of students at 40 universities around the country looking for potential investment opportunities on their campuses for the university-focused venture capital firm Contrary Capital.


Former CS @ ILLINOIS Department Head Rob A. Rutenbar is being recognized for his “pioneering contributions to algorithms and tools for analog and mixed-signal designs,” and for his Illinois MOOC on Coursera, “VLSI CAD: Logic to Layout.”


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

Kleczynski's Gift Matched by Grainger Foundation


New Media Coverage

Computing Research News

This article describes a decade-long, multifaceted approach to the recruitment and retention of women in CS @ ILLINOIS. The “tl;dr” (too long; didn’t read) version is this: we tried everything, and it has been working for us.

O'Reilly Blog

"As practitioners who build data science tools, we seem to have a rather myopic obsession with the challenges faced by the Googles, Amazons, and Facebooks of the world," observes Professor Aditya Parameswaran. "What about the other 99%?"

CNN tech

Professor Ranjitha Kumar's group is investigating how to algorithmically identify fashion influencers and emerging fashion trends using social media. "We're now tracking these influencers and the content they post to model micro-trends and predict their lifetime."

Chicago Inno

In a state by state comparison, universities in Illinois are now the second largest producer of computer science graduates in the country, awarding nearly 10 percent of the nation’s computer science degrees.



Featured Events

Dec. 5, 11:30am-1:30pm, SwissĂ´tel Chicago

Learn about the ways Illinois is improving the human condition. Hear from Chancellor Robert J. Jones, network with fellow Chicago Illini, and enjoy an appearance by the Marching Illini. RVSP by Nov. 28.

Dec. 23, 1:00 p.m.

Join us in the Foellinger Great Hall at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts as we recognize and celebrate December graduates. Register to Participate.

Feb. 5, 4pm-7pm, ECE Building

Students: Meet the companies who want to hire you in a setting that is less formal than a typical career fair. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres. Chat with company representatives. Discover the challenges and opportunities that await you.

Feb. 23-25

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

Save the date: March 9-10

The University’s largest student-run event, which features more than 250 interactive student and corporate exhibits, design competitions, guest speakers, campus tours, and entertainment.

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