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“Meet the 150 Finalists for 2016’s 50 on Fire,” Chicago Inno, October 14, 2016, includes Illinois Tech computer science undergraduate Vinesh Kannan as one of the 150 finalists. 

Innovative aquaponics technology developed by Elena Timofeeva, research professor of chemistry, and John Katsoudas (PHYS ’96, M.S. ’03), senior research associate in physics, was covered by several media outlets:

“How Two IIT Scientists Are Using Food Waste to Revolutionize Indoor Farming,” Chicago Inno, October 18, 2016.

“Here’s How Scraps Can Help Grow the Food of the Future,” Huffington Post, October 6, 2016.

“Illinois Tech scientists' aquaponics farm runs on food waste, is fully mobile,” Phys.Org, September 29, 2016.

“STEM Summer Camp Opens Minds, Broadens Opportunities for Young Girls,” WTTW Channel 11 “Chicago Tonight,” September 1, 2016, explores Illinois Tech’s Computer Discovery Camp to increase participation in technology.

“13 Ways Machine Learning Can Steer You Wrong,” Information Week, August 17, 2016, includes Mustafa Bilgic, associate professor of computer science, explaining two ways machine learning can steer you wrong: false assumptions and irrelevant recommendations.

Ben Stark, professor of biology, and former Ph.D. student Tony Sanny’s patent for method to genetically engineer bacteria and yeast to increase bioethanol production was covered in several media outlets:
Renewable Energy from Waste.
Biofuels Digest.
Alternative Energy News.

“Is D.N.C. Email Hacker a Person or a Russian Front? Experts Aren’t Sure,” New York Times, July 27, 2016, quoting Computer Science Professor Shlomo Argamon about the linguistic evidence behind the identity of the Democratic National Committee email hacker.

“College of DuPage students participate in prestigious Biophysics Internships at IIT,” July 27, 2016, Daily Herald, notes that COD students Olivia Barron and Robert Hickok did research with Jeff Wereszczynski, assistant professor of physics. 

“#Tech50 2016,” Crain’s Chicago Business, July 18, 2016, names Eunice Santos, the Ron Hochsprung Endowed Chair and Professor of Computer Science, as one of the top 50 people in technology in Chicago. 

“10 STEM Summer Camps for Students of Color,” The Root, June 13, 2016, mentions the Illinois Tech Department of Computer Science computer discovery camp for middle-school girls.

“From Flint to Yucca Mountain, politicized regulators are doing harm,” Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, June 8, 2016, column by Jeff Terry, professor of physics.

On June 6, 2016, the AAAS’s EurekAlert newswire noted Illinois Institute of Techology physics’ participation in the PROSPECT sterile neutrino experiment.

“Cleversafe’s Sale to IBM Created 80 Millionaires in Chicago,” Chicago Inno, May 9, 2016, mentioning Cleversafe founder and IIT Trustee Chris Gladwin’s $7.6 million gift to the university’s Department of Computer Science.

“Illinois Universities Tap Tech (and Seth Meyers) for 2016 Commencement Speakers,” Chicago Inno, May 9, 2016, mentioning Chris Gladwin as Illinois Institute of Technology’s 2016 commencement speaker.

At Illinois universities, a changing of the research guard,” Crain’s Chicago Business, May 6, 2016, on the retirement of Dennis Roberson, vice provost and research professor in computer science, and his replacement by Christopher White, physics professor, as vice provost for research and academic affairs.

“Researchers All EARS for Spectrum Solutions,” Signal Magazine, May 1, 2016, about IIT’s  Spectrum Observatory (led by Dennis Roberson, research professor in computer science and vice provost for research, and Cindy Hood, professor of computer science).

Is my brand image green or healthy? No need for costly surveys, just ask Twitter,” Phys.Org, April 18, 2016, on research by Aron Culotta, assistant professor of computer science, and Jennifer Cutler, assistant professor of marketing, on brands, their fans, and Twitter.

“ ‘Unexpected Ideas’ This Weekend at TedxIIT,” Chicago Inno, April 8, 2016, mentioning TedxIIT talks by a number of IIT and IIT-affiliated people: Vinesh Kannan, 1st-year computer science student and founder of Omnipointment; Mustafa Bilgic, assistant professor of computer science and head of the Machine Learning Lab at IIT; Chris Gladwin, founder of Cleversafe, IIT Trustee, and donor of $7.6 million to the IIT computer science department; and John Katsoudas (PHYS ’96, M.S. ’03), IIT alum, beamline scientist at Argonne, CEO of Influit Energy, and co-PI on the $3.5M ARPA-E RANGE project (2014-2016) for R&D of a prototype for next generation flow battery.

“UIUC Just Launched a MOOC-based Data Science Graduate Program,” Chicago Inno, March 31, 2016, mentioning IIT’s data science program.

Use failing power plants to improve the safety and efficiency of clean energy,” Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, March 31, 2016, column by Jeff Terry, professor of physics.

The Fukushima Lesson: Fear or Science? Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, March 11, 2016, essay by Jeff Terry, professor of physics.

“3 Things You Need to Know about Chicago’s Tech Scene,”, March 1, 2016, referring to Illinois Tech as an anchor resource for tech talent and innovation.

Muscle protein titin plays vital role in Frank-Starling mechanism,”, February 10, 2016, on research by Illinois Institute of Technology and Loyola University into what makes the heart contract more strongly at longer lengths given the same level of calcium activation.

“The Illinois Institute of Technology Entrepreneurs You Need to Know,” Chicago Inno, January 20, 2016, including IIT student Vinesh Kannan (1st-year CS). 

“Despite the Odds, Powerball Fever Grows in Chicago,” NBC Chicago – Channel 5, January 13, 2016, quoting Shlomo Argamon, professor of computer science, on the $1.5 billion Powerball jackpot.

“Paris Fails to Revive the Nuclear Dream,” Eco-Business, January 4, 2016, quoting Jeff Terry, professor of physics, on why we should build nuclear plants.