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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

Young Alumni Achievement Award (2012)

For outstanding innovations in server memory power and performance, and contributions to fostering the next generation of technical leaders

Luke Nosek

Hillery Hunter

BSEE ’99, MSEE ’02, PhD ’04
Manager, Systems Technology and Architecture; Memory Strategist
IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Yorktown Heights, New York

Hillery Hunter joined IBM after completing her PhD in 2004. She currently focuses on integrated approaches to solving memory challenges of future computing systems.

Her work on cache power, performance, and reliability had a pivotal role in the adoption of embedded DRAM technology into IBM’s 2010 chip family. She then worked on IBM’s DDR3-based high-end server systems, for which she earned the prestigious Outstanding-Level Research Division Award and Major Outstanding Technical Accomplishment (OTAA) awards at IBM. She holds 22 patents and patents pending.

Hillery also works to improve the next-generation STEM talent and research pipelines. She serves actively on conference program committees and with the National Science Foundation, and organizes, chairs, and presents at multiple diversity-oriented events each year.

In 2010, she was selected by the National Academy of Engineering for its Frontiers in Engineering Symposium, recognition as one of the top young engineers in America. She is a member of the IBM Academy of Technology.