Margaret M. Fleck

I'm a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign .

Office: 3214 SC
Phone: 265-6838 (but, really, email is better)

Research Interests

My research interests include computational linguistics, computer vision, and programming language tools to support language and vision research. Right now, I'm working on unsupervised algorithms that learn word boundaries from transcribed speech.


Check out my publications and the Schwa 1.0 release!

Some old research projects: programming support for computer vision (envision), skin detector, fast order statistic filter


Discrete math textbook: Building Blocks, now with self-study problems.

Discrete Structures (CS 173): Spring 2017 page, pages for older terms can be found via the CS 173 Permanent Page

See the CS proficiency exams page for information on the CS 173 proficiency exam.

Intro to Theory of Computation (CS 373): Spring 2008, Fall 2007, Spring 2007, Fall 2006, Spring 2006.

Schedule (Spring 2018)

In the following table, colored items happen every week. Uncolored items happen only some weeks but not others. Because of my kids, I'm on an early schedule: typically at Siebel by 8:30, often out of the office late afternoon. Try email or piazza when you can't find me in person. Orange times towards the end of the day mostly involve transporting children, so I may be able to free these times (e.g. get my husband to take them) with advance notice.

This schedule is still unstable and some regular meetings are still TBD.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9-9:30   lecture prep Jose meeting lecture prep Student awards
9:30-10   CS173 lecture CS173 lecture
11-11:30 office hour after-lecture questions   after-lecture questions office hour
1-1:30 CS faculty meetings Flora meeting      
3-3:30   usually gone      
3:30-4     usually gone  
4-4:30 usually gone    
5-5:30 usually gone  

Miscellaneous links

On-line stores that sell really good tea, all with their own distinctive strengths.

Portable sailboats

Music links

Semi-academic links: