Award for DAIS Students (11/21/05)
The paper Summarizing itemset patterns: A profile-based approach, by
DAIS group members X. Yan, H. Cheng, J. Han, and D. Xin, received the Best
Student Paper Runner-Up award at the 2005 KDD conference.
Group to Graduate 5 PhD Students This Year (11/20/2005)
We are pleased to announce the upcoming graduation of 5 PhD students from the
DAIS group (profiled to the right of this column). Please contact us if you
are looking for an excellent new hire for your department!
Students Receive SOSP 2005 Best Paper Award (11/7/2005)
DAIS professor YuanYuan Zhou and her students have won the best paper award
at SOSP 2005 for their paper entitled "Rx: Treating Bugs as Allergies, a
Safe Method for Surviving Software Failures." Rx offers a way to
partially roll back buggy programs and rerun them in an environment that has
been altered to remove the "allergen" that triggered the bug. more
Zhou Wins DoE Early Career Award (9/19/2005)
DAIS professor YuanYuan Zhou is a new recipient of the Department of Energy's
Early Career Award. The award will fund her work on storage.
Chang Receives IBM Faculty Award (9/19/2005)
DAIS professor Kevin Chang has been selected to receive the highly
competitive 2005 IBM Faculty Award.
Wins DoE Early Career Award (8/29/2005)
Recent DAIS graduate Xiaosong Ma has received the Department of Energy's
Early Career Award. Xiaosong is currently a professor at North Carolina State
University with a joint
appointment at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, working on management of
IEEE Award (7/8/2005)
Jiawei Han is the 2004 recipient of the IEEE Computer Society's Technical
Achievement Award for "outstanding and innovative contributions to the
fields of computer and information science and engineering or computer
2005 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (6/15/2005)
ChengXiang Zhai is one of 58 recipients of the US Government's highest honor
for scientists and engineers at the beginning of their independent research
2005 Anita Borg Early Career Award (5/15/2005)
YuanYuan Zhou has won the Anita Borg Early Career Award from the Computing
Research Association in recognition of her research contributions and her
contributions to the profession. Read more
Papers Among IEEE Micro's Top Picks for 2004 (1/15/2005)
Two papers by YuanYuan Zhou and her students are among the 14 papers selected
by IEEE Micro for their Top Picks from Computer Architecture for the past
2004 Best Paper Award (8/6/2004)
Hui Fang, Tao Tao, and ChengXiang Zhai received the SIGIR 2004 Best Paper
Award for their paper "A
Formal Study of Information Retrieval Heuristics.
Wolfson to be new Affiliate Prof. (8/3/2004)
Ouri Wolfson of the University of Illinois
has been appointed to position as Affiliate Professor in the CS department at
UIUC, effective August 16.
named Alumnus of the Year (7/29/2004)
AnHai Doan was name 2004's Alumnus of the Year by the College
of Engineering and Applied Science
at the Univ. of
Prof. Doan received his Master's degree from UWM in 1996.
Han wins 2004 SIGKDD Innovations Award (7/27/2004)
This is the most prestigious technical award in data mining. For more
information, read KDnuggets'
article about the award and Prof. Han's career achievements.
Han, and Zhou win IBM Faculty Awards (7/27/2004)
Three DAISers--Kevin Chang, Jiawei Han, and Yuanyuan Zhou--were selected to
receive the highly competitive 2004 IBM Faculty Development Awards.
wins Outstanding Thesis Award (7/23/2004)
Ting Yu won the CS dept.'s 2004
David J. Kuck
Outstanding Thesis Award for his PhD thesis entitled “Automated Trust
Establishment In Open Systems." Ting, one of Marianne Winslett's former
students, is now an assistant professor at North Carolina State
Junior faculty AnHai Doan, Chengxiang Zhai, and Yuanyuan Zhou have just
received NSF Career Awards. Congratulations!
Faculty Fellowship (6/22/2004)
Professor Marianne Winslett has been named a participant in the NCSA Faculty
Fellowship Program next year. The award will support grad. student Adam Lee's
research on the use of trust negotiation on computational grids.
First Midwest DB Research Symposium (3/29/2004)
The First Midwest Database Research
Symposium took place on April 10 at UI-Chicago. Over 100 graduate
students and faculty from 8 nearby universities attended.
2004 Qual Format Change (1/7/2004)
Spring '04 is the first time that DAIS will offer its own separate qualifying
exam. Format Details
Dissertation Award Winner (12/19/2003)
DAIS faculty member AnHai Doan has won the 2003 ACM Dissertation Award,
marking the first time the award has gone to a database researcher.
U of Wash. Dissertation Award (1/13/2004)
AnHai Doan was recently named an Edward Chan Memorial Dissertation Award 2003
winner by the Dept. of Computer Science & Engineering at the Univ. of Washington. The award is given to the
writers of the best two dissertations each year.
New ACM Fellow (12/19/2003)
Professor Jiawei Han has recently been elected an ACM Fellow.
Integration Repository (11/8/2003)
Kevin Chang and his students, Bin He, Chengkai Li, and Zhen Zhang, have
created the UIUC Web
Integration Repository, which maintains datasets and tasks for hundreds
of Web databases, to facilitate research on large-scale information
integration over the deep Web.
The competition was intense for NSF's ITR grants this year, with thousands of
proposals received in the small, medium, and large ITR categories. When the
dust settled, DAIS faculty had garnered four ITR grants, including one in the
"large" category, two in the "medium" category, and one
in the "small" category. Details
Jonghyun Lee, Xiaosong Ma, and Ting Yu will all receive their doctoral
degrees this year. Xiaosong and Ting have already joined the faculty at North Carolina State University.
Jonghyun is staying on as a post doctoral researcher this year.
Starting in the Fall 2003 semester, graduate students working in the database
and information systems area will take a new DAIS-specific qualifying exam.
Three new courses have added
to the curriculum: Intro to Text
Information Systems, Intro to Data
Warehousing and Data Mining, and Data Mining
Principles and Algorithms. The courses are currently being taught as CS 397 and CS
497 courses until the new course numbers, CS 310, CS 312, and CS 412
(respectively), are approved.