||News for Alumni and Friends
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.
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.
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.
"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%?"
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."
Dec. 5, 11:30am-1:30pm, Swissôtel 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.
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.
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.