If Basheer Becerra had been told when he began his undergraduate career at Illinois State University’s School of Information Technology (IT) that one day he would attend Harvard University graduate school, he wouldn’t have believed it.
As you all likely know, the University quickly moved all classes online effective Mar 23, 2020, in response to COVID-19. While the impact of the pandemic will be felt for many years to come, in this note I’m choosing to focus on what we learned rather than what we lost.
Several faculty and student volunteers in the School of Information Technology (IT) collaborated with industry professionals to host this year’s high school cybersecurity defense competition, a collaborative event that benefits all participants involved.
Catch up with our Class of 2016’s “Newest Redbirds.”
Dr. Shaoen Wu, State Farm Endowed Chair in the School of Information Technology, has joined OSF Healthcare and additional partners to work on a project that provides a major impact on communities across the state of Illinois.
Many School of Information Technology (IT) faculty are planning to spend their summer working on research projects.
Dr. Shaoen Wu has been named the State Farm Endowed Chair of Cybersecurity within the School of Information Technology. The prestigious chair was established by State Farm Insurance Companies as part of a $3 million investment committed in 2016.
Dr. Sumesh Philip, Associate Professor in the School of Information Technology, is currently conducting research in the area of smart homes, focusing on homeowners’ perceptions of the modern technology and devices that are so prominent today.
Last November, a cross-disciplinary group of undergraduate students and faculty became the first Illinois State research team in 25 years to publish a paper in the American Journal of Physics (AJP). The journal is one of the most selective physics publications in the country, with an acceptance rate for reviewed articles hovering around 35 percent.
Ashley Marku’s years of service in the armed forces gave her a unique skill set that made her a natural choice to serve as Redbird Esports Varsity Overwatch team’s first student coach.