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The Midwest Big Data Hub, headquartered at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, leads research in advanced materials, water quality, health, and other areas across 12 states. That work will continue, thanks to a recent decision by the National Science Foundation to renew the Hub's funding for four more years under Principal Investigator William D. Gropp, the Thomas M. Siebel Chair in Computer Science. READ MORE
Technology’s development is sometimes viewed as a progressively steep incline. That’s not the way Tom Siebel sees it. “We often think about Moore’s Law providing the foundation for constantly increasing change. ... But that’s not the way revolutionary evolution works,” Siebel writes in his new book, “Digital Transformation: Survive and Thrive in an Era of Mass Extinction.”
Wired’s recommendation for privacy-focused browsers includes Brave, created by Brendan Eich (MS CS ’86): "Brave is a project from Brendan Eich, once of Firefox developer Mozilla, and its mission includes both keeping you from being tracked on the web, and finding a better way to serve you advertisements."
Reconstruct, co-founded by Professor Derek Hoiem, makes Crunchbase’s list of 50 Hot Global Tech Companies (at No. 35). "Reconstruct’s platform provides analytics to construction managers including current, past, and future performance issues in 3D."
The state budget includes $500 million for the Discovery Partners Institute in Chicago, and the Urbana campus would get $100 million of that. That includes $20 million for an expansion of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications and the Thomas M. Siebel Center for Computer Science.
An article on women engineers in Chicago includes a section on Jingjing Huang (BS Math & CS, ’17), a software engineer at Vail Systems. "She enjoys working with her team on their current app-based project because it allows them to use a wide variety of new tools."
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.
The University of Illinois System, World Business Chicago, and Chicago Ideas Week will invite 200 top college students from across the country to take a behind-the-scenes tour of Chicago’s vibrant technology ecosystem and attend Chicago Ideas Week.
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.