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  • CS @ Illinois Graduate Programs
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  • Why CS @ Illinois to pursue your Graduate Degree?
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  • CS @ Illinois is Top 5 national ranking Research faculty members: $28 million in sponsored research 57 faculty across 10 research areas 29 affiliated faculty Students: 450 graduate students
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  • Slide 4 Great Faculty
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  • With Dynamic Students CS students head to World Programming Finals 7 of last 8 years CS PhDs win 2 of 13 inaugural Google Fellowships CS student Finalist for CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award 4th CS student in past 3 years to be recognized CS PhD Joshua Hailpern wins Autism Speaks! Fellowship for speech visualization work aiding autistic children Highlights of Accomplishments
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  • The Environment offers Grads Stimulation and challenge Transition from student to world class researcher and leader in CS Collaboration Opportunities as faculty at leading universities Opportunities in direct high-profile industry efforts
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  • Our Philosophy is to build Grads into a A SCHOLAR by absorbing large bodies of research literature and critically analyzing the state-of-the-art along with its shortcomings An effective COMMUNICATOR by learning how to express ideas clearly in writings, individual meetings, and public seminars An INNOVATOR by creating new theories, technologies, or paradigms that inspire people in research communities and industry
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  • Our Research Strengths
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  • Trustworthy Systems National Center of Excellence in Information Assurance Education and Research Multidisciplinary approach focuses on: Systems & Networking AI Theory HCI Languages More
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  • Trustworthy Systems Centers Information Trust Institute Program in Arms Control, Disarmament, and Intl Security Boeing Trusted Software Center Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for the Power Grid Illinois Security Lab
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  • Trustworthy Cyberinfrastructure $26.3 million effort through Information Trust Institute CS faculty and students working on: real-time availability, integrity, authentication, confidentiality requirements
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  • Trustworthy Web Browsers Developing new web browser to address systemic, security deficiencies in current browser architectures Opus Palladianum browser borrows concepts typically seen in operating systems to securely manage web applications and data access Sam King Creating new models security in web browsers and hardware architectures
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  • Parallel Computing Illinois advances in parallelism cover the spectrum, from mainstream computing devices to the petascale
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  • Parallel Computing Topics Parallel application frameworks and patterns, New programming and metaprogramming languages, Software engineering techniques, compilers and autotuners, Runtime systems, New hardware designs, Formal methods to reason about the correctness of future parallel systems
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  • Parallel Computing Centers Universal Parallel Computing Research Center National Center for Supercomputing Applications Institute for Advanced Computing Applications & Technologies Joint Laboratory for Petascale Computing Blue Waters
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  • Synergistic Research on Parallel Programming for Petascale Applications Coordinated development of petascale parallel programming tools and petascale applications Combines development of petascale applications with complementary CS research on the tools & technologies to support the development of these applications Adve, Johnson, and Padua
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  • Blue Waters The worlds first sustained- petascale computer will come online at Illinois in 2011 Blue Waters will sustain performance of at least 1 petaflop on many applications that are crucial to researchers. Snir, Gropp, and Hwu are leading the effort to make sustained petascale computing a reality
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  • Large Scale Computing Efforts Extreme Scale Computing Parallelism GPUs as Next-Gen Platforms
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  • Cyber-Physical Computing When the NSF needed to define and launch this emerging area, it turned to Illinois to lead the effort.
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  • Cyber-Physical Computing Topics Complex reduction and control architectures, co-stability of CPS Distributed sensing systems Knowledge discovery Troubleshooting interactive complexity Predictable integration of COTS- based cyber-physical systems New abstractions at the confluence of sensing, actuation, and control Verification of cyber-physical systems More
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  • Cyber-Physical Computing Centers Coordinated Sciences Laboratory Advanced Digital Sciences Center Beckman Institute Information Trust Institute Multi-Modal Information Access & Synthesis
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  • Civil Infrastructure Monitoring Led by Gul Agha Focus on cyberinfrastructure opportunities for smart wireless sensor networks
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  • Green GPS A novel navigation service to help drivers find fuel-efficient driving routes System uses sensors installed on vehicles to track driving conditions, routes, traffic patterns, and fuel consumption Develop mathematical models based on data collected to determine routes based on vehicle, driver, and road attributes Better understand factors that contribute most to the fuel- efficiency of vehicles in everyday use Tarek Abdelzaher Creating new models for computation in cyberphysical and pervasive computing environments
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  • Mobile Learning Communities Enable students to share trusted educational services with each other via iPods, cell phones, and other handheld mobile devices CS students are creating applications for educational content delivery Klara Nahrstedt Leads multidisciplinary team to tackle mobile learning challenge from every angle
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  • Data Sciences Home to unrivaled national assets in data- intensive computing, Illinois has a long and distinguished histort in data-intensive discoveries
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  • Data Sciences Excellence and leadership in: data systems, artificial intelligence, systems and networking, architecture and parallel computing
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  • Data Sciences Pursuing unprecedented applications in multi-modal intelligence information systems and data-intensive computing, and in new computing architectures to support a data-driven world
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  • Data Sciences Topics Database Systems Information Retrieval and Text Information Systems Data Mining Information Integration Natural Language Understanding Machine Learning Knowledge Representation and Reasoning Web Search and Mining
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  • Data Sciences Centers Multi-Modal Information Access & Synthesis Center National Center for Supercomputing Applications Cloud Computing Testbed Institute for Genomic Biology Institute for Advanced Computing Applications and Technologies Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology Coordinated Science Laboratory Advanced Digital Sciences Center
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  • Cloud & Grid Computing @ Illinois Focus on systems and applications issues in cloud architectures First and only cloud testbed with app and sys research in a single, Internet-scale microcosm Characterized by real-world, multi- disciplinary approach
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  • Information Network Center $16.75 million center funded by Army Research Lab Led by Jiawei Han Center to study info network challenges in complex, mobile, self-forming, rapidly-changing networks Focus on real-world challenges of networks: heterogeneity, interactivity, and ability to evolve
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  • Inferential Text Reading & Understanding Dan Roth leading Illinois effort in machine reading Part of largest-ever DARPA grant for AI research FAUST system will represent major leap in natural language understanding and current search capabilities
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  • Scanning the Genome Saurabh Sinha developed new stats technique Enables scientists to scan genome more efficiently, with less prior information Research funded by NIH and Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
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  • With Many Research Area Disciplines Computer Science Computer Science Algorithms & Theory Architecture, Parallel Computing & Systems Artificial Intelligence Bioinformatics & Computational Biology Databases & Information Systems Graphics, Visualization & HCI Programming Languages, Formal Methods & Software Engineering Systems & Networking Scientific Computing
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  • Combining Breadth & Depth
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  • Resources & IT Collaboration NCSA Beckman Institute Grainger Engineering Library Information Trust Institute Coordinated Science Lab Cross Campus Initiatives & Multi-Disciplinary Research Institute for Genomic Biology Illinois Informatics Initiative Top departments in Library & Information Science Psychology Linguistics Accounting & Finance With Research Collaboration
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  • Solid Research Fund