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Mustafa Bilgic, assistant professor of computer science, has received a five-year, $549,863 National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award for “Active Learning through Rich and Transparent Interactions.” The prestigious CAREER Awards support early career development activities...
The Winter 2014 issue of Science @ IIT, the newsletter of the College of Science, contains articles on the launch of the Master of Data Science program and a $50,000 donation by the Tsao family to establish a Computer Science Fund.  Also included are the department's honoring of...
County Health Statistics, Including Rates of Obesity, Can Be Estimated By Looking at Tweets, Says Illinois Institute of Technology Researcher March 26, 2014 CHICAGO – A researcher at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) has found that Twitter knows if you’re obese—or at least,...
Three students from IIT, including Master of Computer Science graduate student Mitch Wilkos, participated recently in Illinois's first Cyber Aces State Championship. The event was held on March 1 at Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills. 125 participants, including students,...
Computer Science undergraduate student Nishanth Samala's company Strados has been named one of America's Coolest College Startups 2014. The list was compiled by Inc., which publishes a magazine devoted to small business ideas and entrepreneurs.   Strados is an app...
Xian-He Sun, chair and professor of the Computer Science Department, has been awarded the title of distinguished professor for exceptional achievement in his field. The title of distinguished professor is the highest award that IIT gives to faculty members, accorded to full-time professors who have...
In an LA Weekly Blog post, Language Doesn't Point to L.A.'s Satoshi Nakamoto as Bitcoin Inventor, Shlomo Argamon, Professor of Computer Science, says that stylistic inconsistencies between the writings of Satoshi Nakamoto and the inventor of Bitcoin make it less likely for them to...
Chicago native and retired Apple Distinguished Engineer Ron Hochsprung (CS ’72) has established the first endowed chair in computer science at IIT with a gift of $2 million. This is the fifteenth endowed chair to be established at IIT as part of the university’s Fueling Innovation...
Xian-He Sun, computer science chair and professor, has introduced a new mathematical model for supercomputing that could greatly reduce the current data access delay and increase speed by up to 100 times through parallel memory access. In 1990, Sun co-developed Sun-Ni’s law, or memory-bounded...
A generous gift of $50,000 from the Tsao Family will help IIT computer science students with their studies. The Tsao Family Foundation Discretionary Fund for Computer Science will support students in the Department of Computer Science through scholarships, travel grants, equipment, books,...

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