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Audrey LeGrande
Assistant Director of Alumni
and Student Relations
1072 ECE Building
306 N. Wright Street
Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: (217) 300-1783


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Alumni Awards

Distinguished Alumni Award (2005)

W. Kent Fuchs
W. Kent Fuchs

MSEE, University of Illinois, 1982       
PhDEE, University of Illinois, 1985
Dean of Engineering, Cornell University
Ithaca, New York

Kent Fuchs is the Joseph Silbert Dean of the College of Engineering at Cornell University, where he has been since 2002.  He was a member of the University of Illinois Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering faculty from 1985 to 1996.  He was the Head of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Michael J. and Catherine R. Birck Distinguished Professor, Purdue University, from 1996 to 2002.   

Fuchs’s research interests include dependable computing and failure diagnosis.   His teaching includes logic design, computer organization, fault-tolerant computing, and testing.  He has received several awards for excellence, including appointment as University Scholar while at the University of Illinois.   Throughout his career he has been blessed with exceptional colleagues, mentors, and students.  He is a Fellow of the IEEE and a Fellow of the ACM.