Alumni Awards

CS @ ILLINOIS Alumni Awards

The Department of Computer Science annually recognizes alumni and faculty members who have made professional, technical, educational, or service contributions that brings distinction to themselves, the department, and the university. We welcome all alumni and friends to be a part of this tradition: nominate someone you know worthy of this honor, and come back to campus to celebrate with each new class. The Awards dinner and ceremony is held each year in conjunction with Homecoming, making it an ideal time to visit campus.

Congratulations to our 2016 honorees:

  • Distinguished Alumni Achievement: Steven Ashby, Utpal Banerjee, Carl Dill, Marcin Klecynski, and Yu Pan
  • Distinguished Alumni Educator: Romit Roy Choudury, Thomas Dietterich, Edward Reingold, and Yizhou Sun
  • Distinguished Alumni Service: Michael Hughes and Daniel Kaufman
  • Memorial Achievement: Michael Faiman
  • C.W. Gear Outstanding Junior Faculty Award: Andreas Kloeckner
  • David J. Kuck Outstanding Thesis Awards: Milos Gligoric (PhD) and Le Xu (MS)

See Past Recipients

2015 CS @ ILLINOIS Award recipients. Seated, from left: Pete Koomen, John Criswell, William Dunn, Paul Saylor, Jackson Hu, Lynn Reedy, and Rick Cattell. Standing, from left: Nancy Amato, Luis Ceze, Apu Kapadia, Rob A. Rutenbar, Russ Simmons, Dave Paola, and Cosmin Radoi.