Rising Stars in EECS

An Academic Career Workshop for Women in EECS
Hosted by The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL

Workshop Dates:
Wednesday, October 30 through Friday, November 1

Welcome to Rising Stars 2019

Alma MaterRising Stars is an intensive workshop for women graduate students and postdocs who are interested in pursuing academic careers in computer science, computer engineering and electrical engineering. Launched at MIT in 2012, the annual event has since been hosted at the University of California at Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon University, MIT and Stanford University. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is delighted to host the 2019 workshop.


Applicants must be women graduate students within about 1-2 years of graduating with a PhD at the time of the workshop, or they must have obtained a PhD no earlier than 2016 and not currently hold a faculty position. All applications must be submitted by May 31, 2019.

Application Materials

(Note that applications are not yet open.)
1) Research statement (maximum 1 page excluding references, PDF)
2) CV (no page limit, PDF)
3) One or two letters of recommendation (second letter is optional)

Accommodations and Travel

The Department of Computer Science and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will cover meals and shared accommodations for two nights, and will reimburse reasonable travel expenses (e.g., air, rail). Additional details forthcoming.

Application Deadline: May 31, 2019 (11:59 PM CT)
Notification: June 30, 2019
Rising Stars 2019 Workshop: October 30 - November 1

Contact Us

Email inquiries can be directed to: risingstars2019@illinois.edu

2019 Workshop Co-Chairs

Nancy M. Amato
Nancy M. Amato

Abel Bliss Professor and Head
Department of Computer Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2232 Siebel Center
201 N. Goodwin Ave., Urbana IL 61801

Wen-mei Hwu
Wen-mei Hwu

AMD Jerry Sanders Chair and Acting Head
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2090 ECE Building
306 N. Wright St., Urbana, IL 61801

Past Workshops