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Professors Andrew Johnson and Jason Leigh in the Electronic Visualization Laboratory?s cyber-commons, a high-tech classroom and meeting space outfitted with a high-definition display wall and 20Gbps of networking Zebras at the Ol' Pejeta conservancy in Kenya where in January 2010 UIC computer science students joined Princeton biology students in a unique field course in computational population biology (co-taught by Professor Tanya Berger-Wolf). Among other projects, students studied zebra social behavior and designed software for automatic identification of individual zebras by stripes. UIC sent 25 female students to the 2014 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, October 8-12 in Phoenix, AZ. Funding was provided by the BRAID initiative and the UIC CS Department. This is part of the department's efforts to support women in CS, with the goal of increasing the percent of women in CS in the department. A high-resolution OptiPortal display developed in collaboration between the Electronic Visualization Laboratory and the US Geological Survey was moved to the Department of the Interior to help plan security for the 2009 Obama innauguration. Prof. Tom Moher (middle) and advisees at the May 2016 Engineering Commencement: Matteo Palvarini (M.S., Computer Science), Gianluca Venturini (M.S., Computer Science), Tom Moher, Chandan Dasgupta (Ph.D., Learning Sciences), and Alessandro Gnoli (Ph.D., Computer Science). (Photo credit Anthony Perritano). Three CS PhD student, Ivan Brugere (second from right), Brett Zhiyuan Chen (third from right) and Nick Green (third from left), received their '50 for the Future' awards at the 2015 celebration. Also in the picture two of the nominators, CS faculty Tanya Berger-Wolf (first from right) and Barbara Di Eugenio (second from left); and friends and family of the awardees

 
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