University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Alexis Kim Defends Dissertation

Doctoral Candidate Alexis Kim successfully defended her dissertation, “SHAPING VIRTUAL REALITIES: HEURISTICS AND DESIGN PRACTICES FOR SIMULATIONS & GAMES” on October 23rd and will graduate December 2023. Program Area: Design, Technology, and Society Research: My research is focused on using games, currently interactive fiction, to encourage English language acquisition. I am interested in working with […]

PhD Student Daniela Markazi receives 2023 Graduate Student Leadership Award

 The Graduate Student Leadership Award recognizes graduate students who have exhibited outstanding services that has positively impacted the campus and wider communities. Informatics PhD student Daniela Markazi was this years winner. Congrats to Daniela and the positive impacts she has on our campus community.

Julian Chin-Behind the scenes at Tech Services

This Fall Informatics PhD student Julian Chin was highlighted for her work with Tech Services. Julian works as a data analyst on the Data and Technology Innovation Team at Tech Services. Learn more about her and her role on campus here!    

PhD Student Kyra Abrams selected for the 23-24 SAGE board

Informatics PhD student Kyra Abrams as been selected to serve on the 2023-2024 SAGE board. SAGE is a student advisory board serving the graduate student community and working directly with the graduate college developing programs and new initiatives.

Cliff Shin Defends Dissertation

Doctoral Candidate Cliff Shin successfully defended his dissertation, “INTERDEPENDENCY BETWEEN COMPLEXITY AND LONGEVITY THROUGH THE LENS OF THE DESIGNER” on June 14th and will graduate August 2023. Program Area: Design Technology & Society Research: My research goal is to establish design elements and design process for product longevity from consumers’ insight by investigating data that […]

Ryan Chandler Defends Dissertation

Doctoral Candidate Ryan Chandler successfully defended his dissertation, “SEMANTIC-PROSODIC CORRELATES OF BACKCHANNEL UTTERANCES IN HUMAN-COMPUTER DIALOG” on March 28th and will graduate May 2023. Program Area: Cognitive Science and Language Processing Research: I am interested in researching the practical applications of computational semantics inside large organizations for the purposes of unlocking the potential of unstructured […]

Informatics Instructors Ranked as Excellent

Eight Informatics instructors were named in the University’s List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent for Fall 2022 & Winter 2022-2023. The rankings are released every semester, and results are based on the Instructor and Course Evaluation System (ICES) questionnaire forms maintained by Measurement and Evaluation in the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning. Only those […]

10 Years of Teen Open Lab

In collaboration with the Urbana Free Library the CUC Fab Lab is excited to celebrate 10 Years of Teen Open Lab. Teen Open Lab has been operating out of the Urbana Free Library providing after-school activities for middle and high school students since 2013. The space promotes open, creative, self-driven projects that include 3D printers, […]

Playful By Design: Transformative Approaches to Game Studies

Keynote speaker Dr. Judith Pintar will introduce her Playful By Design framework for creating game design programs for positive social impact at the inaugural Playful By Design conference in Portugal. Along with a group of UIUC faculty and representatives from Game Studies and Design the conference will bring together game design educators and companies in […]

Hans Muller Paul Defends Dissertation

Doctoral Candidate Hans Muller Paul successfully defended his dissertation, “DEVELOPMENT AND APPLICATION OF MACHINE LEARNING TOOLS FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF ENERGY CROP GENETIC MANIPULATION USING CRISPER/CAS TECHNOLOGY” on August 15th and will graduate December 2022. Program Area: Bioinformatics Research: My research focus is on how we can use machine learning approaches to improve the quality […]