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.

Congratulations to our 2017 honorees:

  • Distinguished Alumni Achievement: Isaac J. Hall, Rajesh Karmani, Richard M. Schell, James E. Smith, and Drina C. Yue
  • Distinguished Alumni Educator: Nikil D. Dutt, Svetlana Lazebnik, Steven Y. Ko, Kishor S. Trivedi, Marianne S. Winslett, and Martin D. F. Wong
  • Distinguished Alumni Service: Scott Fisher and Jill Zmaczynski
  • C.W. Gear Outstanding Junior Faculty Award: Aditya Parameswaran
  • David J. Kuck Outstanding Thesis Awards: Andrei Stefanescu (PhD) and Xiang Ren (MS)

The CS Awards activities are held in conjunction with the Women in Computer Science Alumni & Student Dinner, making it an ideal time to visit campus.

Save the Date: this year's events are scheduled for October 19 and 20, 2017.  Registration details coming soon!

See Past Recipients

The recipients of the 2016 CS @ Illinois Alumni Awards. Seated (from left): Milos Gligoric, Yu Pan, Dan Kaufman, Andreas Kloeckner, Le Xu, Steven Ashby, and Yizhou Sun. Standing (from left): Rosalind Weinberg (for Michael Faiman), Romit Roy Choudury, Michael Hughes, Thomas Dietterich, Marcin Kleczynski, CS Department Head Rob A. Rutenbar, Carl Dill, and Ed Reingold.