W.J. Poppelbaum Memorial Award

For CS students only
This award is for an outstanding graduate student based on academic performance and computer hardware/architecture design creativity. Established by family, friends, former students, and colleagues upon Professor W. J. Poppelbaum’s death in 1993. He came to Illinois in 1954 and joined the solid state research group under Professor John Bardeen, working on an electrolytic analog of a junction transistor. He joined the Digital Computer Laboratory a year later, in charge of circuit research. Poppelbaum was on the faculty from 1955-89 and developed the basic circuits of ILLIAC II.

Supplemental Questions
  1. Please provide a single PDF containing your current CV and all graduate studies unofficial transcripts
  2. What specific experience (conferences, courses, research) do you have with hardware and/or architecture design work?
  3. Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) and broadening participation in computing (BPC) are an important part of the UIUC CS mission. Please write a brief paragraph telling us how DEI figures into your past and present teaching, research, community engagement, and your lived experience? How do you imagine incorporating attention to DEI into your future work?
  4. To the best of my knowledge, I have not committed any action that violates the UIUC Student Code or the CS Department Values and Code of Conduct.