Computer science professors and a grad student earn 13 Grainger Engineering college and Illinois campus 2024 teaching, research, and public engagement awards

4/10/2024 Bruce Adams

Written by Bruce Adams

Red and white brick exterior of the Thomas M. Siebel Center for Computer Science.Computer science faculty and students consistently contribute to leadership in teaching and research at The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. In 2024, the university and Grainger College of Engineering will honor CS faculty members for their excellence in classrooms and research labs in two public events.

The Grainger College of Engineering Annual Engineering Awards Ceremony takes place on April 29, and the Student Awards ceremony happens on April 27.

CS professor Nancy M. Amato has received The Grainger College of Engineering's 2024 College Award for Leadership of Institutional Impact in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

CS professor Yael Gertner has received The Grainger College of Engineering's 2024 Collins Award for Innovative Teaching.

CS professor Dakshita Khurana has received The Grainger College of Engineering's 2024 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research for Assistant Professor.

CS professor Eric Shaffer has received The Grainger College of Engineering's 2024 Rose Award for Teaching Excellence.

Nancy Amato
Photo Credit: Photo by L. Brian Stauffer
Nancy Amato
Yael Gertner
Yael Gertner
Dakshita Khurana
Dakshita Khurana
Teaching Assistant Professor Eric Shaffer
Eric Shaffer

CS professor Josep Torrellas has received The Grainger College of Engineering's 2024 Tau Beta Pi Daniel C. Drucker Eminent Faculty Award.

CS professor Tiffani L. Williams has received The Grainger College of Engineering's 2024 Award for Sustained Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

CS professor Tianyin Xu has received The Grainger College of Engineering's 2024 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research for Assistant Professor.

CS science graduate student Zander Kelley has received The Grainger College of Engineering's 2024 Ross J. Martin Award.

Josep Torrellas
Josep Torrellas
Teaching Professor and Director of Onramp Programs Tiffani Williams
Tiffani Williams
Assistant Professor Tianyin Xu
Tianyin Xu
Zander Kelley at a clear whiteboard writing equations.
Zander Kelley

The Celebration of Teaching Excellence is an annual event hosted by the Office of the Provost at Illinois, honoring recipients of the Campus Awards for Excellence in Instruction and Research. This year, the following computer science faculty members will be given awards for their achievements in teaching, research, and public engagement on May 28:

Abdussalam Alawini
Abdussalam Alawini
Mohammed El-Kebir
Mohammed El-Kebir
Sheldon Jacobson
Sheldon Jacobson
Luke Olson
Luke Olson

CS professor Abdussalam Alawini has received the 2024 campus award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.

CS professor Mohammed El-Kebir has received the 2024 campus award for Excellence in Guiding Undergraduate Research.

CS professor Sheldon Jacobson has received the 2024 campus award for Excellence in Public Engagement - Faculty and Staff - Distinguished Award.

CS professor Luke Olson has received the 2024 campus award for Excellence in Graduate & Professional Teaching.

Nancy Amato
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Nancy Amato
     

Illinois CS professor Nancy Amato is a 2024 Campus Executive Officer Distinguished Leadership Award recipient. She will be formally recognized at the Celebration of Academic Service and Leadership Excellence on May 14.


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This story was published April 10, 2024.