Michael T. Heath
2014 Distinguished Alumni Service Award
Michael T. Heath was the longtime director of the Computational Science and Engineering (CSE) program, the most successful program of its kind, and led the Center for Simulation of Advanced Rockets (CSAR). He is also an internationally recognized educator known for his effective communication and inspirational teaching. Heath served as department head of CS @ ILLINOIS from 2007 to 2010 while continuing to direct CSE and CSAR, helping to bring high-profile projects like the UPCRC and the Cloud Computing Testbed to Illinois.