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2014 Distinguished Academic Achievement Alumni Award

Franco P. Preparata
Franco P. Preparata

A CS @ ILLINOIS professor from 1966 to 1990, Franco P. Preparata literally wrote the book on computational geometry (Computational Geometry: An Introduction; Springer, 1985). His outstanding research contributions span coding theory, distributed computing, fault diagnosis, VLSI, and computational biology, while many of his students have gone on to highly successful careers around the globe.