Donna Jean Brown

Electrical and Computer Engineering
Donna Jean Brown
Associate Professor Emerita
2054 ECE Building
306 North Wright Street
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