||News for Alumni and Friends
Illinois Computer Science is partnering with Coursera to offer a full-fledged professional Master of Computer Science (MCS) on the company’s platform, with the first cohort starting this fall. This affordable and flexible degree expands upon the MCS Data Science Track, allowing students to select other areas of emphasis, like software engineering, parallel programming, and high performance computing. Read more.
The Associated Press
In an interview with The Associated Press, Founder Professor Sheldon Jacobson talks about his model for predicting upsets in the NCAA Tournament. The story was picked up by The New York Times, the Washington Post, ESPN, ABC News, Yahoo! Sports and dozens of others.
Crain's Chicago Business
There was no mistaking where the action was at a recent tech job fair at the University of Illinois: where Amazon had set up shop. Chicago is in the running for Amazon's second headquarters, a potentially huge talent magnet. "We just need more of them in Chicago," says Vikram Adve, interim head of the Computer Science department.
Big data, the Internet of Things, and artificial intelligence hold such disruptive power that they have inverted the dynamics of technology leadership, writes C3 IoT Chairman and Illinois Computer Science graduate Thomas M. Siebel.
Organized by current Illinois Computer Science students, this free, daylong showcase allows high school students, especially admitted students, to get a glimpse of what it is like to be a CS student at Illinois.
Illinois Computer Science Graduation Celebration
May 12, 1:30 - 3:30 pm, Siebel Center Atrium
Save the date! The Department of Computer Science will congratulate the class of 2018 with this annual reception for graduating students and their parents.