Friday, April 8, 2016

UIUC Software Engineering's Ranking According to "Rank CS departments by publication productivity"

According to the Rank CS departments by publication productivity website, constructed by a Rice CS Professor, based on top-venue publications in software engineering from 2005-2014, among the top 50 US Universities in Computer Science, our UIUC Software Engineering is ranked as below:

  • Rank by group size: No 2, tie with USC and UCSD (No 1 is Carnegie Mellon University) (here is the snapshot taken on April 8, 2016)
  • Rank by aggregate output: No 1 (No 2 is Carnegie Mellon University; No 3 is UC Davis) (here is the snapshot taken on April 8, 2016)
  • Rank by maximal output: No 1, tie with University of Washington (No 2 is UC Davis; No 3 are Carnegie Mellon University and Georgia Tech) (here is the snapshot taken on April 8, 2016)
The ranking methodology is described here

Our faculty and students in the Programming Languages, Formal Methods, and Software Engineering (PL-FM-SE) area at Illinois have been always pursuing and emphasizing impact of our research, NOT pursuing numbers. But it is good to see that we are doing also very well in terms of publication productivity.

We look forward to new students to join our Programming Languages, Formal Methods, and Software Engineering (PL-FM-SE) area at Illinois to make further bigger impact!

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Illinois ASEer Wesley Brooks and team win 2016 UIUC Intramural Basketball Championship

On March 17, ASE member Wesley Brooks (middle, front row) and his team won the IM basketball championship for the third year in a row!

Monday, April 4, 2016

Illinois ASEers Watched NCAA Basketball Championship Game Before Working Hard

Chiao HsiehWing Lam, and Wei Yang watched the NCAA Basketball Championship Game, and then after that, they held a Skype meeting with Peking University collaborators talking about deep learning, along with another ASEer Dengfeng Li (who couldn't come over to watch the game)! Play hard, work hard! Go, Illinois ASEers!!