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.
Dr. Traci Carte is an award-winning researcher and teacher who joined CAST as the Director of the School of Information Technology over a year ago. Carte earned her Ph.D. in Information Systems (IS) from the University of Georgia, spent 15 years as a faculty member at the University of Oklahoma, and served as the chair of the IS department at Kennesaw State University in Georgia.
Women in Technology (WIT) is a registered student organization on campus that has been actively working to adapt and thrive in the Fall semester’s virtual environment.
Students and faculty within the School of Information Technology (IT) were presented with an opportunity to attend the Grace Hopper Conference this year, a major event that presents research, sparks conversation, provides networking opportunities, and supports women in the field of information technology.
The School of Information Technology extends congratulations to the Class of 2020 on graduating during these interesting times. You are now a member of the Illinois State University alumni family, which is almost 220,000 alumni strong. Please stay in touch with the School of Information Technology and Illinois State. We wish you continued success in
Brett Gillan ’02, MBA ’08 talks about his experience at Illinois State and how it formed a unique path for his future.