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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...
Two College of Science students have been chosen to pitch their startups at the Inno U Challenge on Thursday, October 13 from 5:30–8:30 p.m. at Google Chicago. The event is a pitch competition and showcase for student entrepreneurs from a variety of Chicago universities. Dev Bharel (CS...
Eunice Santos, the Ron Hochsprung Endowed Chair and Professor of Computer Science, participated in a panel during Big Data Week, “A Global Festival of Data,” in September. Big Data Week gathered technical, business, and academic experts in Chicago and London to share their big data knowledge,...
Illinois Tech computer science and engineering alumna, Harmony Clauer-Salyers (CS and CE ‘12), has developed a new voice-guidance feature that allows visually impaired combat veterans and other visually impaired users to deposit checks via their smartphones and tablets. Called Voice...
Eunice Santos, the Ron Hochsprung Endowed Chair and Professor of Computer Science, was named to the Crain’s Chicago Business “Tech 50” list of people to know in Chicago’s tech ecosystem. Other winners included people like Eric Lefkofsky, founder of Groupon; J.B. Pritzker,...
Omnipointment, the startup created by Vinesh Kannan (CS 1st year), has been selected as one of eight to join the Straight Shot Startup Accelerator class of 2016 this summer in Omaha, Neb. Kannan, along with Omnipointment co-creator Brendan Batliner of University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s...
Emily Warman (CS 4th year) has been named a winner of the Wells Fargo Campus Analytics Challenge, one of five winners from across the country. Warman will receive $2,000 and a trip to San Francisco in March for a two-day analytics summit. Based in San Francisco, Wells Fargo is one of the world...
The IIT-A Team has advanced to the World Finals of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) International Collegiate Programming Contest in May in Thailand. Andrei Dumitru (CS 2nd year), Benjamin Grimmer (CS 4th year), and Todor Markov (AMAT 4th year) will compete in Thailand...
Adnan Haider (CS 2nd year) was selected as a finalist for a 2016 Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award by the Computing Research Association. The awards recognize undergraduate students in North American universities who show outstanding potential in an area of computing research....

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