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Can you imagine living in a world of corrosion-resistant materials? Have you ever wondered about the molecular forces behind muscle contraction? IIT researchers are investigating these topics and many others with technology provided by the Advanced Photon Source (APS) at Argonne National Laboratory.
Department of Computer Science
Gady Agam, associate professor of Computer Science, has a solid reputation in experimental and visual computing, and runs the Visual Computing Lab within the Department of Computer Science.
Department of Computer Science
Can a computer tell the difference between right and wrong, or distinguish a male from a female? These sorts of questions are at the heart of research being explored by Professor of Computer Science Shlomo Argamon.
B.S. in Computer Science, 1984
Emmy Award-winning television executive Andrea Berry discovered her passion for broadcast operations during her student days as a disc jockey on IIT's radio station, WIIT 88.9 FM.
Dean of College of Science, Professor of Physics
R. Russell Betts, Ph.D., joined IIT from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), where he served as vice provost for planning and programs and professor of physics.
Department of Computer Science
These days, it's all about the algorithm—the essential blueprint that tells computers what to do. For Associate Professor Gruia Calinescu, the algorithm is his life's work.
M.S. in Computer Science, 1988
Just a few years after graduating from IIT, Rajeev Chandrasekhar was part of the Intel team that designed the trailblazing Pentium chip.
Computer Science Undergraduate
The stereotype of the antisocial computer science major couldn't be farther from the truth in the case of John Groszko, fourth-year undergraduate.
Department of Applied Mathematics
Achieving academic excellence through interdisciplinary relationships is an IIT hallmark that Fred Hickernell, chair and professor of applied mathematics, has the opportunity to utilize each day.
Department of Biological and Chemical Sciences; Department of Physics
Watching fruit flies may not seem like high-tech science, but this work of Professor Thomas Irving could hold the key to understanding the way the human heart muscle performs.
Department of Biological and Chemical Sciences
In science, what's small is big. "The heart and soul of today's scientific revolution is nanoscale science," says Professor Ishaque Khan.
Marilyn Kouba is a true pioneer for women in the sciences at IIT. Kouba entered IIT as a junior in 1948, a time when there were not many women studying chemistry.
Department of Mathematics and Science Education
Distinguished Professor Norman Lederman, an internationally recognized expert in scientific inquiry and the nature of science and a longtime science educator, leads innovative programs.
Department of Computer Science
Science can reveal the unforeseen, but sometimes it aims to improve the basic components of our everyday lives. Associate Professor of Computer Science Xiang-Yang Li's research interests focus on algorithm design and analysis for practical topics such as wireless and sensor networks, truthful computing, cryptography and network security, and computational geometry.
Physics/Applied Mathematics Undergraduate
The goddess Isis was revered as a patroness of magic in ancient Egypt. For IIT College of Science student Nathan Majernik, it is not magic but rather his abilities in physics and applied mathematics that are propelling him along the fast track in science. Majernik won second place at the 2011 IIT Undergraduate Research Day poster session for his detailed tomography work on a bronze Isis statue.
Department of Applied Mathematics, Department of Computer Science
The professional life of Professor F.R. 'Buck' McMorris began in 1969 when he was awarded a Ph.D. in mathematics (abstract algebra) from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Earlier, he received a Bachelor of Science in mathematics from Beloit College and a Master of Arts in mathematics from the University of California, Riverside.
Department of Biological and Chemical Sciences
Dystrophin research is the focus of Associate Professor Nick Menhart, who was recently awarded a National Institutes of Health R01 grant to study dystrophin's structure and function.
M.S. in Computer Science, 1986; Ph.D., 1991
Loretta Moore has served in a principal role on research contracts and grants totaling more than $5 million from agencies such as the United States Department of Homeland Security, the National Science Foundation, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration Headquarters.
Department of Physics
A former research associate at Fermilab, Associate Professor Linda Spentzouris has spearheaded the use of "left-handed metamaterials," which have unique optical properties, in accelerators and detectors.
Applied Mathematics Undergraduate
Daniel Burnham, notable architect and co-developer of the Plan of Chicago, was quoted to have said, "Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood. Make big plans, aim high in hope and work." Applied mathematics student Anita E. Thomas is taking Burnham's advice quite literally.
M.S. in Computer Science, 1980
Victor Tsao received a master's in computer science from IIT in 1980. He was co-founder of Linksys and served as president and CEO for 15 years before it was acquired by Cisco Systems.
B.S. in Physics, 1962
Paul Wattelet vividly recalls a memory of his mother telling the late IIT president John T. Rettaliata that her undergraduate son was going to earn a Ph.D. one day.
Department of Biological and Chemical Sciences
Funded by the National Institutes of Health, Jialing Xiang and her team study one type of genetic molecule that regulates the apoptic (a type of cell death) process, including how it moves inside cells and communicates with other signaling networks or signals.