People

We are a network of faculty and professionals who strive to:

  • Train students in multidisciplinary communication;

  • Inspire and motivate challenges students can tackle;

  • Provide feedback on student project insights and impact.

We provide a framework for students to:

  • Take courses that focus on social responsibility;

  • Make their engagement with society more effective by help their projects (that are near/at completion) with community stakeholders grow in the long term.

Core faculty

Matthew Bauer


Senior Lecturer of Computer Science

Matthew Dixon


Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics

Jacek Dzikowski


Senior Lecturer of Computer Science

Robert Ellis


Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics

Mar Hicks


Associate Professor of History

Laura Forlano


Associate Professor, Institute of Design

Cynthia Hood


Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, Associate Chair Computer Science

Hemanshu Kaul


Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics, Co-Director, M.S. in Computational Decision Science and Operations Research (CDSOR)

Carly Kocurek


Associate Professor of Digital Humanities and Media Studies, Director of Graduate Studies

Chun Liu


Professor of Applied Mathematics, Chair Applied Mathematics

Michael
Pelsmajer


Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics, Associate Chair and Director of Undergraduate Studies

Sonja Petrović


Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics

Gorjana Popovic


Senior Lecturer of Applied Mathematics

Kai Shu


Assistant Professor of Computer science

Brent Stephens


Professor of Architectural Engineering, Director of ArchEng, Director of Environmental Engineering

Karl Stolley


Associate Professor of Information Technology and Management

Affiliated faculty

Mustafa Bilgic


Associate Professor of Computer Science, Program Director Master of Artificial Intelligence

Elisabeth Hildt

Professor of Philosophy, Director, Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions


Ivan Mutis


Assistant Professor of Civil and Architectural Engineering

Christopher Rudd


Instructor and Lead, Chicago Design Lab, Institute of Design, Lead Activator, ChiByDesign

Fouad Teymour


S.C. Jonhson Professor of Chemical Engineering, Director of the Center for Complex Systems and Dynamics

María A. Villalobos H.


Assistant Professor of Architecture, Coordinator of the third year of the Master on Landscape Architecture and Urbanism

Students

Congratulations the inaugural class of Fellows !

We are always looking to add more people to the team - reach out & connect!

Advisors

Weslynne Ashton


Associate Professor at the Stuart School of Business and the Institute of Design, Illinois Tech

A. Jean-Luc Ayitou


Associate Professor of Chemistry, UIC College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Illinois Tech's Department of Chemistry

Alicia Bunton


Director of Community Affairs, Illinois Tech

Nik Rokkop


Coleman Foundation Clinical Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship, Stuart School of Business; Director, Master of Technological Entrepreneurship, Illinois Tech

Charles Uth


Senior Engineering Librarian, Paul V. Galvin Library, Illinois Tech
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