Donna Jean Brown

Electrical and Computer Engineering
Donna Jean Brown
Donna Jean Brown
Associate Professor Emerita
211 Coordinated Science Lab MC 228
1308 W. Main St.
Urbana Illinois 61801

Primary Research Area

  • Software systems - Algorithms and computational complexity

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PhD Computer Science Mass. Inst. of Technology 1978

Research Interests

Asynchronous learning technologies and environments; WWW-based education; VLSI placement and routing; parallel and distributed algorithms and architectures; analysis and design of algorithms, with a particular interest in approximation algorithms; graph theory.

Research Areas

  • Algorithms and computational complexity
  • Computer aided design
  • Distributed algorithms
  • Logic design and VLSI


Outstanding Young Woman of America, 1984

Teaching Honors

  • 1999 Campus Award for Innovation in Undergraduate Instruction Using Educational Technologies
  • College of Engineering 1996 Advisor's List for advising excellence
  • College of Engineering 1993 Advisor's List for advising excellence

Research Honors

Outstanding Young Woman of America, 1984

Courses Taught

  • ECE 120 - Introduction to Computing
  • ECE 290 - Computer Engineering I