Explore CS: November Sessions

**Sessions will be updated as they are scheduled, so make sure to check in frequently to discover more interesting research topics!

Make sure to check out our introductory article to learn more about our series, and our October article to see what we posted last month!

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Professor Nan Jiang

https://nanjiang.cs.illinois.edu/

Professor Nan Jiang

Nan Jiang is a professor here at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign with an extensive background in Machine Learning research. Within this field, Professor Jiang focuses mainly on Reinforcement Learning (RL), and algorithmic understandings of this phenomenon. His presentation with us today explains RL using Video Games as examples, as well as the successes and possible future successes of RL as a whole. Make sure to tune into Professor Jiang’s presentation to learn more about Reinforcement Learning as a field of research!

Presentation slides

Premiere Date: Posted on 11/07. Click here to watch!

Professor Edgar Solomonik

http://solomonik.cs.illinois.edu/

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Professor Edgar Solomonik

Edgar Solomonik is an experienced Computer Science Professor at our University, having received his PhD from UC Berkeley, and BS right here at UIUC! Professor Solomonik has research interests ranging from numerical linear algebra to computational quantum chemistry. Professor Solomonik’s presentation here focuses on Computational Science, numerical analysis, and the applications of these fields in the real world! Make sure to watch the presentation below to learn more about these fields of research.

Presentation slides

Premiere Date: Posted on 11/15. Click here to watch!

Professor Mohammed El-Kebir

http://www.el-kebir.net/

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Professor Mohammed El-Kebir

Mohammed El-Kebir is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at our University with extensive research experience in tumor phylogenetics, studying tumor progression from initial stages to metastasization. He has also developed algorithms to reconstruct patterns of disease outbreak spreading. Prior to coming to Illinois, Professor El-Kebir was a postdoc at Brown and Princeton University. He has received the NSF CRII award. Professor El-Kebir’s presentation here is about Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, and cancer phylogenetics. If you would like to learn more about how fields of science like Biology can intertwine with Computer Science, make sure to check out Professor El-Kebir’s presentation!

Presentation slides

Premiere Date: Posted on 10/14. Click here to watch!

Professor Lawrence Angrave

https://cs.illinois.edu/about/people/faculty/angrave

More information coming soon!

Professor Klara Nahrstedt

https://cs.illinois.edu/about/people/faculty/klara

More information coming soon!

Professor Jingrui He

https://ischool.illinois.edu/people/jingrui-he

More information coming soon!

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