Illinois CS Places 28 Faculty on CITL List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent By Their Students

3/27/2023 Aaron Seidlitz, Illinois CS

Four CS professors were ranked as “outstanding” on this list – including Jeff Erickson, Ryan Cunningham, Timothy Chan, and Aishwarya Ganesan – the highest honor provided by CITL.

Written by Aaron Seidlitz, Illinois CS

This past month, the Center of Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign released their List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent By Their Students for the Fall 2022 semester.

Illinois Computer Science had 28 faculty members included on the list.

“Our faculty’s commitment to excellence in teaching computer science shines through in many ways, including the number of professors honored by this list from CITL,” said Department Head and Abel Bliss Professor in Engineering Nancy M. Amato. “This is one of many fitting acknowledgments of our faculty’s noteworthy teaching efforts.”

Of the 28 total faculty included, the following four ranked as “outstanding” – which is the highest honor given through this list by CITL:

  • Jeff Erickson was ranked as outstanding in CS 473: Algorithms
  • Ryan Cunningham was ranked as outstanding in CS 498: Law & Policy Issues in CS
  • Timothy Chan was ranked as outstanding in CS 598: Fine-Grained Algorithms
  • Aishwarya Ganesan was ranked as outstanding in CS 598: ML for Systems

The other 24 faculty included on the list were:

“We teach a demanding subject that constantly evolves,” said Mahesh Viswanathan, Illinois CS professor and Associate Head for Academics. “Our professors at Illinois Computer Science maintain an impressive command of the subject matter, and relay that to our excellent students in exciting ways.”

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This story was published March 27, 2023.