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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 (1998)

In recognition of outstanding leadership in the field of computer science and engineering as a researcher and an educator.

Stephen Yau

Stephen Yau

MSEE '59, PhD '61

Stephen Yau (MSEE ’59, PhD ’61) is a professor and chairman of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Arizona State University. Prior to that, he spent 27 years at Northwestern University. Since obtaining his PhD in 1961, he has been one of the prominent leaders in a fledgling computer industry. Yau has published extensively on switching theory and the reliability of computer systems. In recognition of his research contributions in computer hardware and software engineering, he has received the IEEE Fellow Award, along with many other prestigious awards.