Recent Alumni Achievements
CS&E Alumni Achievements
Brian Bailey (Ph. D. 2002) received the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award. Bailey is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of Illinois-Urbana.
Chen Even (B.A. 1989) was appointed chairman of the board of directors for a biodiagnostics company, Glycominds Ltd., which specializes in glycan biomarkers for disease diagnosis and management. Even is the Senior Corporate Vice President of Commercial Operations and board member for the Italian diagnostic company, DiaSorin.
Dean Hougen (Ph.D. 1998) was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure at the University of Oklahoma.
Richard Keeney (B. S. 1986) ran for a seat on the Prior Lake City Council in 2007, but lost by approximately 100 votes. Keeney is employed by Electronics for Imaging with an office in Eagan, Minn. Since graduating, Keeney has authored nearly a dozen U.S. Patents and received a Scientific and Engineering Academy Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1991.
Kurt Krebsbach (Ph.D. 1993) was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure at Lawrence University.
Steve Lindfors (M.S. 1976) completed a new APL interpreter. The features include complex numbers, user-defined functions, recursive functions, and both real and complex simultaneous equations.
Colin McMillen (B.S. 2003), a doctoral candidate at Carnegie Mellon University, received a Best Paper Award at the Twenty-Second Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-07) for his paper entitled 'Thresholded Rewards: Acting Optimally in Timed, Zero-Sum Games.'
Nancy Reed (Ph.D. 1995) was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure at the University of Hawaii, Manoa.
Get involved! Mentor a student through the CSE Mentor Program
CS&E alumni are invited to participate in the University of Minnesota’s College of Science and Engineering Mentor Program, in which students are matched with professionals working in science, math, and engineering fields. Matches are made considering factors like common interests and areas of expertise.
Participating alumni will have the chance to introduce students to their business, exchange ideas with a new generation of leaders, and help a promising student succeed. Mentors not only gain personal satisfaction, but they also help their company with recruitment and community service efforts.
The time commitment is approximately two hours per month, October 2007 through April 2008. University staff provides the training, guidance, and invitations to campus activities, including professional meetings, lectures, and sporting events.
Registration begins in September. More information can be found at the CSE Mentor Program page. The deadline to register for the 2007-2008 season is September 30. For more information, contact the College of Science and Engineering Alumni Society at 612-626-8282 or at .
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