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2011 Distinguished Alumni Service Award

Ira Cohen
Ira Cohen

Ira Cohen received his undergraduate degree in Computer Science from the College of Engineering in 1980. He co-founded Advanced Systems Concepts in Schaumburg, Illinois in November of 1982 and helped to author software involving database systems and programmer productivity aids. The company was sold in 2006. Ira has remained active in various charitable pursuits including the American Cancer Society and the Jesse Owens Foundation. He also has remained connected to the University through the Computer Science Department and College of Engineering and is a current member of the University of Illinois Foundation