Greater Chicago-area Systems Research Workshop (GCASR) and other Systems Group events

The 2016 edition of GCASR is on April 27, 2016 (see GCASR HOME for how to register)!

In April 2015, systems researchers and leading technologists gathered for the 4th Annual Greater Chicago Area Systems Research Workshop (GCASR 2015) at the UIC Forum in downtown Chicago. This meeting was founded by University of Chicago researchers in 2012.

GCASR 2015 had a record high of 333 registered participants including universities such as UChicago, Northwestern, UIC, IIT, DePaul, University of Michigan, Wisconsin, UIUC, Purdue University and Notre Dame. In addition, industry representatives from more than 15 companies attended GCASR, including major companies such as Google, Hewlett Packard, Huawei and Microsoft, as well as various local start-ups.

Aneesh Chopra (the former and first CTO of United States) gave a fascinating keynote titled "Innovative State: How You Can Transform Government". Information about the keynote and all of the 24 technical talks from this year's workshop, as well as information on future workshops can be found at the GCASR web site. .

Several UChicago CS faculty were major organizers of this year's GCASR meeting, including Haryadi Gunawi (technical program co-chair), Shan Lu (poster co-chair), and Andrew Chien (industrial track and fund-raising). Two of our CS faculty, Aaron Elmore and Ariel Feldman, gave technical talks on collaborative data science and cloud privacy respectively. Our students presented 11 posters among the 40 accepted posters.

In May 2014, we held the 3rd Annual Chicago-area Systems Research Workshop (with 175 particpants, a Keynote by Eugene Spafford ("Spaf"), over 60 posters in the University of Chicago's beautiful Logan Center for the Arts). More information on the meeting and how to sign up for future meetings is available.

In October 2013, we held the Second Annual Systems group potluck picnic (but indoors!). This event was attended by more than 35 graduate students, faculty, postdocs, and research staff. Great food (thanks everyone!) and a special thanks to the Hoffman's for hosting!

We hope that you enjoyed the 2nd Annual Chicago-area Systems Research Workshop (with 150 participants, 30 speakers, and 50 posters) held in May 2013 at Northwestern University, and organized by Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) and Northwestern University with participation from the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC), University of Chicago, and Argonne National Laboratory.

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On October 6, 2012, we held the First Annual Systems Group Potluck Picnic,attended by two dozen graduate students, faculty, postdocs and research staff. Great food (thanks everyone!) and great fun for all... A special thanks to Ian for hosting at his house!


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In May 2012, we hosted the 1st Annual Chicago-area Systems Research Workshop , with over 15 speakers and 56 participants from Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Northwestern University, University of Illinois Chicago (UIC), University of Chicago, and Argonne National Laboratory.


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