CS @ Illinois Graduate Programs. Why CS @ Illinois to pursue your Graduate Degree?

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<ul><li> Slide 1 </li> <li> CS @ Illinois Graduate Programs </li> <li> Slide 2 </li> <li> Why CS @ Illinois to pursue your Graduate Degree? </li> <li> Slide 3 </li> <li> 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 </li> <li> Slide 4 </li> <li> Slide 4 Great Faculty </li> <li> Slide 5 </li> <li> 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 </li> <li> Slide 6 </li> <li> 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 </li> <li> Slide 7 </li> <li> 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 </li> <li> Slide 8 </li> <li> Our Research Strengths </li> <li> Slide 9 </li> <li> Trustworthy Systems National Center of Excellence in Information Assurance Education and Research Multidisciplinary approach focuses on: Systems &amp; Networking AI Theory HCI Languages More </li> <li> Slide 10 </li> <li> 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 </li> <li> Slide 11 </li> <li> Trustworthy Cyberinfrastructure $26.3 million effort through Information Trust Institute CS faculty and students working on: real-time availability, integrity, authentication, confidentiality requirements </li> <li> Slide 12 </li> <li> 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 </li> <li> Slide 13 </li> <li> Parallel Computing Illinois advances in parallelism cover the spectrum, from mainstream computing devices to the petascale </li> <li> Slide 14 </li> <li> 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 </li> <li> Slide 15 </li> <li> Parallel Computing Centers Universal Parallel Computing Research Center National Center for Supercomputing Applications Institute for Advanced Computing Applications &amp; Technologies Joint Laboratory for Petascale Computing Blue Waters </li> <li> Slide 16 </li> <li> 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 &amp; technologies to support the development of these applications Adve, Johnson, and Padua </li> <li> Slide 17 </li> <li> 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 </li> <li> Slide 18 </li> <li> Large Scale Computing Efforts Extreme Scale Computing Parallelism GPUs as Next-Gen Platforms </li> <li> Slide 19 </li> <li> Cyber-Physical Computing When the NSF needed to define and launch this emerging area, it turned to Illinois to lead the effort. </li> <li> Slide 20 </li> <li> 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 </li> <li> Slide 21 </li> <li> Cyber-Physical Computing Centers Coordinated Sciences Laboratory Advanced Digital Sciences Center Beckman Institute Information Trust Institute Multi-Modal Information Access &amp; Synthesis </li> <li> Slide 22 </li> <li> Civil Infrastructure Monitoring Led by Gul Agha Focus on cyberinfrastructure opportunities for smart wireless sensor networks </li> <li> Slide 23 </li> <li> 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 </li> <li> Slide 24 </li> <li> 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 </li> <li> Slide 25 </li> <li> Data Sciences Home to unrivaled national assets in data- intensive computing, Illinois has a long and distinguished histort in data-intensive discoveries </li> <li> Slide 26 </li> <li> Data Sciences Excellence and leadership in: data systems, artificial intelligence, systems and networking, architecture and parallel computing </li> <li> Slide 27 </li> <li> 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 </li> <li> Slide 28 </li> <li> 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 </li> <li> Slide 29 </li> <li> Data Sciences Centers Multi-Modal Information Access &amp; 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 </li> <li> Slide 30 </li> <li> Cloud &amp; 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 </li> <li> Slide 31 </li> <li> 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 </li> <li> Slide 32 </li> <li> Inferential Text Reading &amp; 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 </li> <li> Slide 33 </li> <li> 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 </li> <li> Slide 34 </li> <li> With Many Research Area Disciplines Computer Science Computer Science Algorithms &amp; Theory Architecture, Parallel Computing &amp; Systems Artificial Intelligence Bioinformatics &amp; Computational Biology Databases &amp; Information Systems Graphics, Visualization &amp; HCI Programming Languages, Formal Methods &amp; Software Engineering Systems &amp; Networking Scientific Computing </li> <li> Slide 35 </li> <li> Combining Breadth &amp; Depth </li> <li> Slide 36 </li> <li> Resources &amp; IT Collaboration NCSA Beckman Institute Grainger Engineering Library Information Trust Institute Coordinated Science Lab Cross Campus Initiatives &amp; Multi-Disciplinary Research Institute for Genomic Biology Illinois Informatics Initiative Top departments in Library &amp; Information Science Psychology Linguistics Accounting &amp; Finance With Research Collaboration </li> <li> Slide 37 </li> <li> Solid Research Funding Examples of some sponsored research funding $10M Microsoft/Intel $9.7M NSF (projected) $1.7M NIH $1.5M NASA $1.1M ONR $600K DOE $1.4M other agencies (projected) </li> <li> Slide 38 </li> <li> Exciting Research Facility Thomas M. Siebel Center offers Interactive computing habitat and living laboratory State of the art facility enables research 15 research labs Open, collaborative environment Flexible space, designed to enhance interaction Meeting areas and public spaces Proximity of faculty, labs, and student offices All grad students receive office space in the building 19 conference/seminar rooms 21 informal meeting spaces 5 instructional labs, 9 classrooms, 200-seat auditorium Caf, reading room, grad break rooms Interactive technologies </li> <li> Slide 39 </li> <li> Great Opportunities: Industrial Friends The Corporate Connections Program is a strategic recruiting and research service for companies seeking CS and ECE students. </li> <li> Slide 40 </li> <li> How to Become a part of CS @ Illinois </li> <li> Slide 41 </li> <li> Choose a Program Computer Science Computer Science M.S. or Ph.D. with Computational Science &amp; Engineering (CSE) Option M.C.S. /Master of Architecture M.C.S./MBA M.C.S./J.D. Ph.D./MD For more information, visit www.cs.illinois.edu/graduate/academics. Ph.D. MS (thesis) MS Bioinformatics (professional masters online) MCS (non-thesis, professional masters) I2CS MCS Joint Programs </li> <li> Slide 42 </li> <li> Ph.D. Program: Flexible Program of Study Curriculum Students are assigned a Program of Study Committee of 3 faculty advisors to design and approve curriculum Stimulates faculty interaction and student independence Advantage: breadth, depth, diversity of UIUC course offerings Math offers 60+ grad courses Interdisciplinary areas with ECE, Bio., Chem., Psy., Linguistics For more information, visit www.cs.illinois.edu/graduate/academics </li> <li> Slide 43 </li> <li> Ph.D. Program Requirements Total number of hours required: 96 (64 with an approved M.S.) Coursework hours required: 48 (16 with an approved M.S.) Advanced Coursework hours required: 24 (16 with an approved M.S) Thesis Research (CS599) hours required: 32 Qualifying Exam Prelim Exam Final Exam </li> <li> Slide 44 </li> <li> Tuition and Assistantships The majority of M.S. and Ph.D. graduate students hold either a Fellowship Teaching Assistantship, or Research Assistantship For more information on the University of Illinois graduate tuition and fees, visit www.illinois.edu/goto/gradtuitionwww.illinois.edu/goto/gradtuition </li> <li> Slide 45 </li> <li> Apply to CS @ Illinois by Completing the online application Paying the application fee Submitting a Statement of Purpose Submitting three Letters of Recommendation Submitting a CV/Resume Submitting TOEFL or IELTS scores (for international students only) Submitting Official transcripts Completing CS Interest form Complete outline of how applications are evaluated and GPA requirements are located at http://cs.illinois.edu/graduate/academics (click on Admissions tab). </li> <li> Slide 46 </li> <li> By the Applications Deadlines 46 Ph.D., M.S., M.C.S. (on campus) December 15, 2011 (fall term entrance only) M.C.S. (online) and M.S. Bioinformatics October 15, 2011 (spring term) and January 15, 2011 (fall term) To complete an application and learn more about the process, visit www.cs.illinois.edu/graduate/academics </li> <li> Slide 47 </li> <li> Slide 48 </li> <li> Champaign/Urbana Offers Culture Home to renowned Krannert Center for the Performing Arts Division I college athletic events More than 800 student organizations catering to wide range of interests: broomball to paragliding Recreation 2 recreational centers with aquatic center, spa, indoor track, indoor soccer, 24-hour roller hockey court, 10,000 sq. ft. fitness area with state-of-the-art cardio and weight Outdoor pool and climbing wall Quality of Life Unique combination of big city amenities and small town traffic and cost of living Among 10 Best Green Cities Great Outdoors Opportunities for hiking, camping, biking, canoeing, cross-country skiing, and more Location 135 miles from Chicago 180 miles from St. Louis 125 miles from Indianapolis </li> <li> Slide 49 </li> <li> Champaign/Urbana </li> <li> Slide 50 </li> <li> Join our Team at CS @ Illinois </li> <li> Slide 51 </li> <li> For More Information Call (217) 333-4428 Email academic@cs.illinois.edu Visit www.cs.illinois.edu/graduate Thanks for your interest in CS @ Illinois! </li> </ul>


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