Ramona Borders (Part 1)

Description: Born and raised in Decatur, Illinois, Ramona (Russell) Pogue Borders received her bachelor of science degree in marketing and management from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1948. Following graduation, Borders worked in the Bureau of Economics and Business Research as a statistician. From 1952 through 1984, she worked as one of the first operators for ILLIAC I … Read More

Ramona Borders (Part 2)

Description: Born and raised in Decatur, Illinois, Ramona (Russell) Pogue Borders received her bachelor of science degree in marketing and management from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1948. Following graduation, Borders worked in the Bureau of Economics and Business Research as a statistician. From 1952 through 1984, she worked as one of the first operators for ILLIAC I (located … Read More

Ambika Dubey

Description: Born in Hayward, California, Ambika Dubey is an undergraduate student in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (B.S., 2018). In this this interview, Dubey describes her childhood growing up in California and India, experience as a Computer Science student, involvement in student groups and the local SWE (Society of Women Engineers) chapter, among … Read More

Klara Nahrstedt (Part 1)

Description: Klara Nahrstedt is the Ralph M. and Catherine V. Fisher Professor as well as the Director of the Coordinated Science Laboratory at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. She joined the Computer Sciences Department in 1995, after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania with her Ph.D. in Computer and Information Sciences.  Nahrstedt has received a number of awards and accolades … Read More

Klara Nahrstedt (Part 2)

Description: Klara Nahrstedt is the Ralph M. and Catherine V. Fisher Professor as well as the Director of the Coordinated Science Laboratory at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. She joined the Computer Sciences Department in 1995, after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania with her Ph.D. in Computer and Information Sciences.  Nahrstedt has received a number of awards and … Read More

Tandy Warnow

Description: Tandy Warnow received her bachelor of science and PhD degrees in mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley in 1984 and 1991, respectively. Warnow is currently the Founder Professor and Associate Head of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In this interview, Warnow describes her childhood, education, prior work at the University of Southern California and … Read More

Wanmin Wu

Description: Born in Chengdu, Sichuan province, China, Wanmin Wu received her bachelor’s degree from Zhejiang University and PhD degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, both in computer science. Wu is currently a software engineer at Google, where she works as part of the YouTube VR (virtual reality) team. In this interview, Wu describes her childhood, education, postdoctoral work at … Read More