March 2022 Electronic News – IBM-Illinois Discovery Accelerator Institute, Machine Learning for 5G / 6G, HackIllinois 2022

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18 Illinois CS faculty will be involved in research projects through the new IBM-Illinois Discovery Accelerator Institute

Each project involves faculty and students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, based at Greinger College of Engineering, with IBM researchers to establish large-scale research collaborations in the fields of cloud hybrid and AI, quantum computing, material discovery and sustainability. .

Abel Bliss, professor of Illinois Department of Engineering and Computer Science, Nancy M. Amato did not shy away from describing his work with the new IBM-Illinois Discovery Accelerator Institute as “one of the largest research projects I’ve ever been involved with.” Read more →

CS professors in Illinois Deepak Vasht, dressed in blue, and Gagandip Singh, dressed in a patterned shirt.

Pairs of wireless network collaboration, machine learning experts to improve 5G, 6G performance

Deepak Vasisht’s previous work has shown that more can be done to improve the problems found in 5G performance. He then teamed up with Professor Gagandip Singh and Dr. Zikun Liu, a student, to develop a machine learning system. Read more →

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Student co-workers explain the interest and sense of community behind HackIllinois 2022

Ragaw Saini and Yi Xian Ho share details of all the work they have done to achieve this year’s success, including reliance on past directors who remain instructive and helpful teachers. Read more →

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Illinois CS papers are highly regarded at conferences

Recognized topics include Building a Graph of Literary Knowledge from Heng Ji, two topics from Joseph Torrellas ’i-acoma research group, Sarita Adve’s efforts with ILLIXR, Madhusudan’s fundamental study of Parthism, accurate study of logical formulas, and more. Read more →

Professor CS Illinois Dakshita Hurana

Quantum All Stars: Dakshita Khurana

Two years ago, a turn of fate turned the expert on classical cryptography into a new leader in quantum cryptography. When a new world of quantum information science emerges, it will show tremendous potential to solve old problems in new ways – and cybersecurity is a field that quantum promises to shake up the situation. Read more →

Professor CS Illinois Derek Hoyem in a blue shirt

Reconstruction of the binocular industry

Based on the ideas and technology developed at Greinger College of Engineering, the technology company in its early stages, Reconstruct – founded by Illinois professor CS Derek Hoyem – brings computer vision and AI to buildings, infrastructure and retail stores around the world. . Read more →

Illinois adjunct professor CS Sibin Mohan in a dark suit

PIR sensor fault detection method can reduce unnecessary intelligent construction costs

Answering questions about Passive Infra-Red (PIR) sensors can reduce unnecessary costs for building intelligent operation. Sibin Mohan, assistant professor of Illinois CS science, is researching this with CSL PhD student Ashish Kashinat. Read more →

Researchers at the University of Illinois, including Illinois CS graduate Carla Scaletti, right

Illinois musicians and chemists use sound to better understand science

A team of researchers, including composer and software designer Carla Scaletti (CS MS ’88) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, use sound to transmit information, describe biochemical processes and better understand how they occur. . Read more →

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Preparation for a cyber attack
Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and partner at the Center for Security and Privacy Research Gang Wang spoke with John Hansen about growing concerns about a possible cyber war between Russia and Ukraine. WGN Radio

You still need to wear a mask on the planes. This is why this is a good idea
Researchers have concluded that if someone on a flight has a COVID-19, you definitely don’t want to sit next to them, but you also don’t want to sit behind them. “You have to see not only the east-west shift, but also the north-south shift,” says co-author Sheldon Jacobson, a computer scientist at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, who has studied and funded health and aviation safety. from the U.S. Air Force’s Office of Scientific Research. Time

Nearly $ 1.5 billion broke: how they built the loom and increased it to 14 million users
Two years at college, Vinay Hiremat (a former Illinois CS student) dropped out of school to pursue a career in startups, which led him from a small college town in Illinois to Palo Alto, California. After a little over three years, he co-founded his own organization. Today, we know it as Loom, an asynchronous video messaging company that now serves more than 14 million users and 200,000 businesses. Forbes →

Computer Architecture Podcast, Ep. 7: Domain specific systems for AR / VR and augmented reality
with Dr. Sarita Adve

Dr. Sarita Adve is a professor of computer science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research interests include system stacks, including hardware, programming languages, operating systems, and applications. His team recently launched the Illinois Reality Laboratory (ILLIXR), the first open source reality system to democratize research and development of XR systems.
A podcast on computer architecture

Hoop Hype: Crazy Brackets will be talking America again in March
University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign researcher Sheldon Jacobson has been trying for the past decade to create a better mousetrap to predict brackets. Last year, she dropped it to three models. His computers produced 1 million brackets each. The two models produced combinations that won the ESPN pool competition, which included nearly 17 million records. Associated Press →

Develop and identify ads by machine learning
New research from the United States and Qatar suggests a new way to detect fake news that people actually write fake news – by entering false statements into a often correct context and using common propaganda methods such as the authorities and a busy language .

UI advances are changing the goal of virtual reality
Сарита В. Adve, a professor of computer science, explained how the university is now looking at real broad initiatives. Adve is also involved in the eXtended Reality lab and the Illinois consortium. ILLIXR aims to understand and apply broad reality technology. “XR promises to be the next computing interface and has the potential to change virtually all aspects of our lives,” Adve said. “Daily Illini.”

UI professors discuss artificial intelligence, computer vision
AI is becoming more common in the modern technology landscape. However, misconceptions about this area remain. David Forsyth, a professor of computer science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, noted that despite recent interest around AI and computer vision, most system applications are dull and practical. … Derek Hoyem, a professor of computer science, has spent most of his career studying how AI and computer vision can make the world a better place. Daily Illini →

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Illinois Computer Science Spokesman Series
Check out the calendar for future speakers!
A series of Illinois computer science spokespersons bring well-known leaders and experts to campus to share their ideas and promote conversations about challenges and important topics in the subject. Join us online: this year the conversations are virtual! Calendar View →

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April 1-2, 2022
High school students learn about being an Illinois CS student by participating in this student-driven hybrid event that is virtual and personal. Talk to professors, counselors, and student leaders and take short courses! Learn more

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Open Engineering Door
April 8-9, 2022
The university’s largest student events include student and corporate exhibitions, design competitions, guest performances, and campus tours. Learn more

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Illinois Informatics Festival
April 12, 2022, 4:00 p.m.
Every year we gather as a department to celebrate Illinois Computer. This year we will highlight the paths that the Illinois CS has built and share the course we are planning. All teachers, computer science staff and students are invited to attend. Learn more

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Utpal Banerjee Outstanding lecture in the field of high quality computing
April 14, 2022, at 3:30 p.m.
For an outstanding lecture by Utpal Banerjee on high quality computing with us with renowned spokesman David J. Cook join. The lecture will be held in the NCSA auditorium. Learn more

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Great holiday
April 26, 2022, at 5:00 p.m.
Illinois CS students, alumni, and faculty are recognized for their leadership in computer and information technology in the classroom, research lab, and industry. We are proud to celebrate these achievements. Learn more

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Investment Celebration for Jeff Erickson, Svetlana Lazebnik and Craig Zills
April 27, 2022, 4:00 p.m.
Join us on the Sohaib and Sarah Abbas Investment Festival with Professor Jeff Erickson, Donald Biggar Willett Svetlana Lazebnik and Severs Craig Zilles. Learn more

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