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Four years ago, Illinois Computer Science launched a new blended degree option, CS + X, incorporating a strong grounding in computer science with technical or professional training in the arts and sciences. Now, three of the program’s most recent graduates talk about their Illinois experience, and what the future holds. Read More
A group of San Francisco Bay Area alumni have launched a new way for Illinois Computer Science graduates to meet, cultivate meaningful connections, and share stories and advice.
The Chronicle of Higher Education
The University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is updating and reinvigorating a number of traditional majors by combining them with computer science in its CS + X program. Liberal-arts, arts, and agricultural fields increasingly encompass data analysis that requires computer-science skills.
Professor Karrie Karahalios helps explain how machine learning algorithms at YouTube might restrict or demonetize LGBTQ video content. “The hard part as an outsider is figuring out if it is happening internally, meaning that explicit rules were set, or if it has to do with behavior from clicks from the outside world.”
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!
Make plans to visit the University of Illinois campus for Homecoming 2018. Celebratory events will take place throughout the week, highlighted by the Illinois-Purdue football game.