||News for Alumni and Friends
In his commencement address, Affirm CEO Max Levchin (BS CS '97) encouraged the Class of 2018 to take risks. "You might just find out who you really are." Later that day, Levchin and Coursera CEO Jeff Maggioncalda joined CS's Graduation Celebration to congratulate Computer Science graduates, including students from the inaugural MCS-DS graduating class. Read More
Assistant Professors Adam Bates, Ranjitha Kumar, and Matus Jan Telgarsky have been recognized by the National Science Foundation as potential role models in research and education with prestigious CAREER Awards.
Wade Fagen-Ulmschneider, Stephen Herzog, Katrina James, Andreas Kloeckner, Aditya Parameswaran, Lui R. Sha, Mariana Silva, Heather Zike, and Craig Zilles have been recognized for outstanding contributions to research, teaching, or advising.
You may recognize a few companies Max Levchin (BS CS '97) has been associated with — PayPal (co-founder), Yelp (chairman), Yahoo (board of directors). He is one of the world’s most influential tech entrepreneurs, and is this year's U of I commencment speaker.
Ray Ozzie (BS '79, Hon. D. Eng. '12) thinks he has an approach for accessing encrypted devices that attains the impossible. The former chief software architect for Microsoft says his key proposal satisfies both law enforcement and privacy purists.
September 18 - 22
Save the date for this free, week-long, student-run event that features tech talks by speakers from across the industry and academia, two career fairs, and an array of workshops, challenges, and competitions!