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 (rings so rarely I have trouble recognizing what the noise is) (much better ideal)

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.

Artificial Intelligence (CS 440): Fall 2018 page.

Discrete Structures (CS 173): Spring 2018 page, pages for older terms can be found via the CS 173 Permanent Page

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

Schedule (Fall 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.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9-9:30 CS440 lecture   CS440 lecture   CS440 lecture
10-10:30 after-lecture questions   after-lecture questions staff mtg after-lecture questions
10:30-11 office hour      
1-1:30 CS faculty meetings        
2-2:30   office hour staff mtg    
3-3:30   SAC meeting      
4-4:30         usually gone
4:30-5   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: