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GROUP MEMBERS MOVE TO INTEL AND GOOGLE

GROUP MEMBERS MOVE TO INTEL AND GOOGLE December 1, 2012. Congratulations to former research group members Patrick Bourke and Zhong Xiu, who have new positions in exciting places.  Patrick has joined the Exascale team at Intel in Portland.  And Zhong has joined the search quality team at Google in Mountain View.   We wish them well in their new roles.… Read more

Proposed CS+X Degree Featured in Daily Illini

Proposed CS+X Degree Featured in Daily Illini NOVEMBER 14, 2012 Our new proposed degree program – we’re informally calling it “CS+X” – which is to be offered in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was reviewed in the campus paper today.  This is an exciting new collaboration which will allow degrees in thing like Computational Anthropology and Computational Chemistry.   Lots of the most existing work is at the intersection of science, social science, humanities, etc, and our own IT work.   This new degree will let us… Read more

RR interviewed in Crain’s Chicago Business

RR interviewed in Crain’s Chicago Business OCTOBER 25 2012 Lots of buzz generated by our Chicago After Hours event held on campus this month.  Here is an interview I did with Crain’s, talking about technology connections from UIUC to Chicago:   http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20121003/NEWS08/121009920/emanuel-pitches-u-of-i-tech-students-to-some-effectRead more

Chicago After Hours brings city tech leaders to CS

Chicago After Hours brings city tech leaders to CS OCTOBER 3 2012 CS+ECE at Illinois hosted a remarkable set of entrepreneurs and leaders from Chicago, including 39 technology companies visiting our building.  I ran a very interesting panel discussion Chicago entrepreneurs Brad Keywell, co-founder of Lightbank, Groupon, and Chicago Ideas Week; Mike Evans, co-founder of GrubHub; and Eric Lunt, CTO of BrightTag, and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. More on this here.… Read more

Group members Jeff Johnston and Wangyang Zhang defend their PhD theses.

Group members Jeff Johnston and Wangyang Zhang defend their PhD theses. AUGUST 2012 Congrats to Jeff and Wangyang who successfully defended this month. Jeff’s thesis was on FST-based speech recognition hardware, and Wangyang’s  on spatial variation modeling for nanoscale ICs.  Jeff is off to the National Security Agency;   Wangyang is off the the Cadence Pittsburgh office (home of my group from my earlier Neolinear startup).… Read more

RR interviewed in Bloomberg/Businessweek magazine

RR interviewed in Bloomberg/Businessweek magazine August 10, 2012 Lots of exciting media coverage of the activities in the MOOC universe, following our joining the Coursera platform this July.   Nice quote they picked:    “The idea of being able to take videos of classes, to put them out in the cloud, to let millions download them, to use sophisticated technology to grade them—that genie is out of the bottle,” Rutenbar says. “We don’t know where it’s going to go, but it’s not going to go away.”  … Read more

Illinois Joins Coursera MOOC Platform

Illinois Joins Coursera MOOC Platform July 19 2012 We have joined the MOOC universe with this announcement.  Three of the ten new Illinois MOOCs are CS centric courses:   Android, GPU programming, and tools for VLSI CAD.  In the first day of being live on Coursera, we had about 14,000 folks sign up for our classes.  A Chicago Tribune report about this is here:   http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-14000-enroll-in-first-u-of-i-free-online-courses-20120718,0,6190599.storyRead more

RR Talks at 2012 Intel Embedded Research & Education Summit

RR Talks at 2012 Intel Embedded Research & Education Summit February 23, 2012 Great visit to Arizona to do an invited talk at the Intel Embedded Summit.  I talked about our evolving work on “Toward Silicon Percpetion” and showed some of our work on speech recognition and inference in graphical models. http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/education/university/embedded-university-program/summit.htmlRead more

NEW SPEECH RECOGNITION IN MOBILE ENVIRONMENTS BOOK

NEW SPEECH RECOGNITION IN MOBILE ENVIRONMENTS BOOK February 20, 2012 Our book chapter, “Mobile Speech Hardware:  The Case for Custom Silicon” is out in the new book from Wiley, Speech in Mobile and Pervasive Environments, edited by our IBM colleagues Nitendra Rajput and Amit Anil Nanavati. It’s available from Amazon hereRead more

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