||News for Alumni and Friends
Eight Illinois CS faculty and students have been recognized for their research, teaching, or mentoring contributions with awards at the campus or college levels this spring: Sarita Adve, Wade Fagen-Ulmschneider, Christiaan Hazlett, Svetlana Lazebnik, Ranjitha Kumar, Darko Marinov, Jian Peng, and Paris Smaragdis! Read More
Professor Jian Peng has earned one of the most prestigious awards in the computational biology field. “Most of the past winners are key figures in the field. Being placed in that company has provided even more motivation to strive for further achievement,” said Peng, whose research focuses on mutations in the genome that impact protein function in relation to human disease.
Nupoor Gandhi and Caren Zeng were among the 11 students selected as 2020 Knights of St. Patrick, a Grainger Engineering distinction that recognizes leadership, excellence in character, and exceptional contributions to the college and its students.
Professor Gang Wang and his colleagues interviewed email administrators in 2018 to investigate the low adoption rates of the authentication systems and found that “email administrators believe the current protocol adoption lacks the crucial mass due to the protocol defects, weak incentives, and practical deployment challenges.”
Built in Chicago
Illinois CS alumni Rohan Gupta, Anil Jason, and David Silin co-founded QuillBot, an AI writing tool that can reconstruct whatever you type in to create writing that is clearer and more concise. “We say that QuillBot is AI writing with you, not for you,” said Gupta, now CEO of the company.
The Chronicle of Higher Education
The computer science boom is straining colleges. But it could save some, too. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has established "CS + X" programs in advertising, animal sciences, anthropology, astronomy, chemistry, crop sciences, economics, geography, linguistics, music, and philosophy.
May 16, 12 pm
We know we are not going to be celebrating Commencement when or how we expected. But we want to assure you that your accomplishments will be honored and recognized. We are planning a rescheduled in-person commencement ceremony when it is safe to do so. Until then, join us for a virtual celebration to help congratulate our amazing Illinois graduates while we plan for the in-person ceremony.
May 16, 12:30 pm
Congratulations to all CS graduates on the completion of their Illinois degrees! To celebrate, please join us for a Virtual Graduation Celebration
. This online event will include the premiere of our celebratory video and opportunities to share the moment together and connect via online chat.