Department News

Alumnus Jawed Karim was profiled recently by the LA Times for his Youniversity Ventures project

July 2, 2008  

From the article:

"Despite netting $65 million in Google Inc. stock when the search giant bought YouTube, Karim, 28, lives in a dorm at Stanford University, where he's working toward a doctorate in computer science with the goal of becoming a professor.

Alumnus Publishes 2nd Edition of Visual Effects Text

June 8, 2008  

Ron Brinkmann

University of Illinois computer science alumnus Ron Brinkmann has recently published the 2nd edition of his text on digital compositing for visual effects. His book, The Art and Science of Digital Compositing, Second Edition: Techniques for Visual Effects, Animation and Motion Graphics, provides a complete guide to the technical and artistic elements of this process and is the leading book in the field.

PhD Students Win Best Student Paper Honors for Cell Phone Malware Research

May 26, 2008  

A group of computer science PhD students have won Best Student Paper honors at the 2008 IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy for their paper entitled "Cloaker: Hardware Supported Rootkit Concealment". The paper, authored by PhD students Francis David, Ellick Chan, and Jeffrey Carlyle and professor Roy Campbell, reveals the existence of a new class of malware that is immune to detection by current techniques.

Alumnus Starts Silicon Valley Alumni Club

May 18, 2008  

When CS alumnus Roland Geisler first moved to the Bay Area in 1999, he looked for ways to connect with other Illinois alumni. With no active Illinois alumni club, it was difficult to make those connections. When he returned in the Spring of 2007 to find that there was still no alumni club, he decided to take matters into his own hands.

Geisler first contacted the UI Alumni Association. From them he learned that while they had often thought about establishing a club in the Bay Area, they had trouble finding alumni who were serious about starting it. Geisler was.

Data Sciences Summer Institute Begins

May 18, 2008  

A unique 8-week program in the study and practice of knowledge discovery begins this week. The Data Sciences Summer Institute, part of the computer science Multi-Modal Information Access & Synthesis center, combines an intensive course in the mathematical foundations of data sciences with hands-on tutorials, a speaker series featuring experts from academia and industry, and group research projects.

UI Named Center of Excellence in Info Assurance Research

May 14, 2008  

The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) has announced that the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is one of the inaugural recipients of their newly created National

UI Named Center of Excellence in Info Assurance Research

May 14, 2008  

The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) has announced that the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is one of the inaugural recipients of their newly created National

Research Team Develops Malicious Hardware

May 13, 2008  

Professor Sam King

Mortal Kombat' Co-Creator and Alumnus Ed Boon Profiled

May 11, 2008  

In April, Midway announced the eighth version of the super successful American fighting series, Mortal Kombat Vs. DC Universe, debuting the likes of DC superheroes Superman and Batman along side Mortal Kombat characters Sub-Zero and Scorpion. CS alumnus Ed Boon, co-creator of the popular Mortal Kombat video game was interviewed recently by GameTap about the newest version of the popular video game.

GameTap: With Mortal Kombat Vs DC Universe, why did you feel that you needed to do something so different?

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