CSE Fellowship Proposals Available

Graduate students in participating departments are invited to submit CSE Fellowship Proposals for support of interdisciplinary research in Computational Science and Engineering (CSE). Several awards are expected to be given for the 2018 -2019 academic year which is from August 16, 2018 to July 15, 2019. Proposed research projects must be interdisciplinary, and must be oriented toward computational science and engineering and/or applied mathematics.

Submission Information:  2018 – 2019 CSE Fellows

Application Information:  Submit Proposals Here 
(You must create an account in EasyChair to Submit Proposal)

Submission Deadline:  April 11, 2018 at 12:00 Midnight (CDT).

If you have further questions, please e-mail fellows@cse.illinois.edu

Illinois 150: The 21st Century University and Research for the Public Good

Join us on April 10-12 for Illinois 150, the concluding research event of the sesquicentennial celebration. This conference will bring together experts in health care; food, energy and water systems; technology; criminal justice; and other areas critical to individual and collective well-being to ask, “What does it mean for research to serve the public good in the 21st century?”

Full details available on the OVCR website

Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing Registration Extended

Designed to train the next generation of supercomputer users, the Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing (ATPESC) is scheduled for its sixth year in the Chicago area from July 29 – August 10. Deadline extended to March 15.


Doctoral students, postdocs, and computational scientists interested in attending ATPESC can review eligibility and application details on the website.

There are no fees to participate in ATPESC. Domestic airfare, meals, and lodging are also provided. Application deadline extended: March 15, 2018. Continue reading

Women in IT Networking at SC applications

WINS – Call for Participation – SC18 – Dallas, TX

The Women in IT Networking at SC (WINS) program is now accepting applications for the 2018 program. Awardees will receive funding to participate as a SCinet team member during the SC18 conference in Dallas, Texas. Interested and qualified women are encouraged to apply. Please feel free to distribute this information to your networks and contacts.

Access the 2018 WINS Application from the WINS website:


Application deadline: March 23, 2018 at 11:59pm AoE

Award notifications will be sent by mid to late May 2018


WINS is a three year National Science Foundation-funded program that awards up to five early to mid-career women from diverse regions of the U.S. research and education community IT field to participate in the ground-up construction of SCinet, one of the fastest and most advanced computer networks in the world. WINS is a joint effort between the Energy Sciences Network (ESnet), the Keystone Initiative for Network Based Education and Research (KINBER), and University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR).

Full text of the official 2018 WINS Call for Participation (CFP) is on the website.

Random Walks on Career Paths with Melanie Loots

All are invited to join Women@NCSA on Wednesday, March 7, from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in NCSA room 1040 for a talk by Melanie Loots.

The former NCSA Senior Associate Director now serves as the Executive Associate Vice Chancellor for Research at Illinois.Melanie will share the story of her career and offer career advice from the lessons she’s learned. Drinks and refreshments will be provided.

HackIllinois Students to Create Gigabit Apps for City

Strategic collaboration among the University of Illinois, the City of Champaign, a student-driven hackathon and two National Science Foundation programs—the US Ignite Smart Gigabit Communities Program and the Midwest Big Data Hub Program—kicks off this weekend

From February 23-25, university students from around the nation will converge at the Thomas M. Siebel Center for Computer Science to participate in HackIllinois, a student-driven hackathon. One of the components of this year’s event is the Reverse Pitch Challenge.

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Beckman Tech Talk features Visualization Lab on Feb. 13

When: 2/13

Where: 5602 Beckman

Travis Ross, manager of the Beckman Institute’s Visualization Lab, gives an overview on finite element analysis tools in Abaqus software, using 3-D mesh created from CT data captured in the Microscopy Suite. Mariana Kersh, an assistant professor of mechanical science and engineering, discusses how tools provided by the Imaging Technology Group help her research. Lunch is provided.