||News for Alumni and Friends
Illinois CS's Nancy M. Amato and ECE ILLINOIS's Wen-Mei Hwu are co-chairs for Rising Stars 2019, the latest edition of the annual event aimed at providing advice and networking opportunities to about 60 female graduate students and postdocs. Applications are open through June 15. Find out more.
Runtime Verification, founded in 2011 by Professor Grigore Rosu and based in Urbana, is building technology that identifies problems in a company’s software. Since launching, Runtime has grown only on revenue made from its business contracts. It now employs a team of 30.
"Gerrymandering has been around since the early days of the Republic, but powerful computers and big data have made the practice much more effective. … Scientists at the University of Illinois proposed a way to take politics out of redistricting by letting a carefully designed algorithm draw the maps," referencing research by Professor Sheldon Jacobson.
The News Gazette
Lecturer Ryan Cunningham talks about ethics in CS, how the department’s ethics courses regularly evolve to reflect current events, the impacts of social media, protecting privacy rights, and more. "If we're going to find out what privacy means in the digital age, the thing that we need to do is have a conversation about it."
Bay Area Welcome Receptions for Nancy Amato
June 5 and 6, 6-8 pm
Bay Area alumni, meet new Department Head Nancy Amato and hear about her vision and plans for Illinois Computer Science. Receptions are planned at Google on June 5 and at Affirm on June 6.
Make plans now to join the 25th edition of the annual technology conference, which will include speakers and representatives from across industry and academia, a puzzle competition, and a 24-hour AI hackathon.
Illinois CS Alumni Awards
Join the tradition! Save the date! Visit campus to enjoy our annual awards celebration and engage with CS faculty, students, and fellow alumni.