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  News for Alumni and Friends January 2018  

May innovation light your path this new year.

Best wishes from CS @ ILLINOIS for a happy and innovative new year!




The two CS @ ILLINOIS faculty are among the 54 ACM Fellows announced for 2017, recognized for outstanding accomplishments in computing and information technology.


Professor Caccamo plans to use a 5 million Euro prize to apply real-time embedded computing to smart factories, autonomous vehicles, and other areas.


This spring, 37 students from the College of Engineering will live, work, and study in Chicago, including CS undergraduates Alexander Bieniek and Ruiqi "Zoe" Li.


Illinois professors Naira Hovakimyan, Lui Sha, and Petros Voulgaris have received a three-year National Science Foundation grant to develop defenses against attacks to cyber-physical security systems.



New Media Coverage

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

According to Professor Sheldon Jacobson, the Atlanta airport fire is a heads up to terrorists as well as airport officials that electrical systems can be completely disabled if backup systems are too close to the primary ones.


Investors are betting on Max Levchin (BS CS '97), the PayPal co-founder who runs Affirm. “Funding is not winning," he said. It means you’re “committing yourself to a higher outcome.”


We’re way past the advent of computer-composed music. That hurdle was crossed back in 1957 when professors Lejaren Hiller and Leonard Isaacson at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign programmed the “Illiac Suite for String Quartet,” on the ILLIAC I computer.



Featured Events

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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