Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Illinois ASE Group Hosted Industrial Visitor from Facebook

On September 7, Alex Gyori from Facebook arrived at Champaign and visited the Illinois ASE group. Alex and the ASE students had fruitful discussion.

Alex Gyori is a research scientist on the Core Systems team at Facebook in Seattle. His research interests are in improving the reliability of distributed systems. Prior to joining Facebook, Alex received his PhD from Illinois CS in 2017, advised by Prof. Darko Marinov.


First row: Xueqing, Alex, Wing, Siwakorn (Ping); second row: Zelin, Owolabi, Ziang, Zexuan, Linyi, Liia, Yue (From left to right)

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Illinois ASE student participated in CRA Graduate Cohort for Underrepresented Minorities and Persons with Disabilities (URMD Grad Cohort)

CRA Graduate Cohort for Underrepresented Minorities and Persons with Disabilities (URMD Grad Cohort) was held on March 16-17 in San Diego, CA. One Illinois ASE Ph.D. student, Wing Lam, attended in this iteration of the Grad Cohort Workshop, which was the first gathering of its kind hosted by CRA. Wing also presented a poster titled "A characteristic study of bug reports" during the workshop (see https://cra.org/events/urmgradcohort/#agenda_PDF for more details). The workshop aimed to increase representation of minorities in computing research by building and mentoring nationwide communities through their graduate studies and is modeled on the highly successful CRA-W Grad Cohort Workshop for Women.

Wing Lam


CRA Graduate Cohort for Underrepresented Minorities and Persons with Disabilities (URMD Grad Cohort)

(Credit: https://cra.org/crn/2018/04/expanding-the-pipeline-cra-urmd-grad-cohort-fosters-a-diverse-and-inclusive-generation-of-computing-researchers/)

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Congratulations to Siwakorn (Ping) and Zexuan for securing the 1st place in UIUC ICPC Spring Coding Contest!

Team ASEVeterans, formed by two current ASE members, Siwakorn (Ping) Srisakaokul and Zexuan Zhong, won the first place in the UIUC ICPC Spring Coding Contest held on April 7 by being the only team who solved all 13 ACM ICPC-level coding challenges. They were also the first to come up with correct solutions for 8 of the problems.

Siwakorn (Ping) is currently a third-year PhD student. He competed in ACM-ICPC World Finals 2016 by being in the first place at Chicago regional contest as part of the UIUC team. Zexuan is currently a first-year MS student. He also competed in ACM-ICPC and won Gold Medals at Changchun and Chicago regional contests.

Scoreboard at the end of the contest

Ping and Zexuan working together

Well done,  Siwakorn (Ping) and Zexuan!