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A total of 51 girls attended this year’s Middle-School Discovery Camp for Girls, held July 10-20 on campus and led by Vida Winans, senior instructor of computer science. Now in its eighth year, the camp is designed to help underrepresented populations explore programming in a supportive...
Soren Spicknall, coterminal student who is earning a B.S. in computer science and M.A.S. in data science, has been selected as a Microsoft Civic Tech fellow. For the next 18 months, Spicknall will work with government agencies, community organizations, and civic tech leaders to drive sociopolitical...
The College of Science has chosen eight students to receive this year’s CoS undergraduate summer research stipends. The selected students, nominated by Illinois Tech faculty, will each earn $5,000 for 10 weeks of research with Illinois Tech faculty members this summer. The stipends are funded...
Last fall, Aron Culotta, assistant professor of computer science, and Libby Hemphill, associate professor of communication and information studies, began work on a project about cyberbullying entitled “Cyberbullying Early Warning and Response System.” Their project is part of the Nayar Prize, which...
Eunice Santos gave the featured address during the first Women in Data Science and Engineering (WDSE) workshop at the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering on April 22 in San Diego. Santos is the Ron Hochsprung Endowed Chair of Computer Science, department chair, and...
Sherrie Brown Littlejohn (M.S. CS ’82) shared some of her work experiences during the “Hawk Talk Panel Discussion: From the Perspective of Powerful Women” held by the IIT Alumni Association on March 24 in Hermann Hall. Littlejohn is an Illinois Institute of Technology trustee, member of the alumni...
Eunice Santos, the Ron Hochsprung Endowed Chair, chair of the Department of Computer Science, and professor of computer science, has announced the appointment of four new members to the computer science advisory board. The board consists of prominent professionals who are well regarded in the field...
Boris Glavic, assistant professor of computer science, along with collaborators from the University of Buffalo and New York University, has received almost $405,000 as a subcontractor on a $2.7 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for a project that aims to make data cleaning...
Assistant Professor of Computer Science Dong “Kevin” Jin has been named as a recipient of a Young Investigator Research Program (YIP) grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. Similar to the National Science Foundation CAREER Award, the YIP is a prestigious award given to junior...
Vinesh Kannan (CS 2nd year)—Camras scholar, board member of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization, and co-creator of Omnipointment—has received a number of recent recognitions: Future Founders’ U.Pitch: Kannan is a semifinalist in this pitch competition, which will take place on...

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