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Wade A Fagen-Ulmschneider

Wade A Fagen-Ulmschneider
Wade A Fagen-Ulmschneider

Wade A Fagen-Ulmschneider

Teaching Associate Professor
(217) 300-2812
2215 Siebel Center for Comp Sci

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Biography

Wade Fagen-Ulmschneider is a Teaching Assistant Professor of Computer Science at The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). With a passion for data, he serves as the lead instructor of CS 225 (Data Structures) and works with students on numerous data visualizations that have accumulated over 10,000,000 interactions. In 2016, he was selected as one of the National Academy of Engineering's Frontiers of Engineering Education scholars; in 2017, he was awarded the Collins Award for Innovative Teaching; and he has been consistently ranked as an excellent instructor by his students for the past ten years.

Academic Positions

  • Teaching Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2019 - Present

Resident Instruction

  • CS 241: System Programming (Fall 2013)
  • CS 105: Introduction to Computer Science for Non-Majors (Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015)
  • CS 305 (CS 199.205): Data Driven Discovery (Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017)
  • CS 498: Accelerated CS Fundamentals [Online via Coursera]
  • CS 225: Data Structures (Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019)
  • STAT 107 / CS 107 / IS 107: Data Science Discovery (Spring 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020)
  • CS 240: Introduction to Computer Systems (Fall 2020 - Present)

Research Areas

Honors

  • Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students (2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020), Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL) at The University of Illinois (2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)
  • Invited Guest: National Academy of Engineering's Frontiers of Engineering Education (2016) (2016)
  • Collins Award for Innovative Teaching (2017), Grainger College of Engineering at The University of Illinois (2017)
  • Engineering Council's Award for Excellence in Advising (2018), Engineering Council of the Grainger College of Engineering at The University of Illinois (2018)
  • Chi Omega's Outstanding Faculty Award (2018), Chi Omega chapter at The University of Illinois (2018)
  • Scott H. Fisher Computer Science Teaching Award (2019), Department of Computer Science at The University of Illinois (2019)
  • Provost's Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching (2020), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2020)

Courses Taught

  • CS 199 - Problem Solving W/Data Struct
  • CS 199 - Undergraduate Open Seminar
  • CS 225 - Data Structures
  • CS 240 - Intro to Computer Systems
  • CS 296 - Honors Course
  • CS 423 - Operating Systems Design
  • CS 498 - Accelerated CS Fundamentals
  • CSE 423 - Operating Systems Design
  • ENG 199 - PURE Research Program