Eunice Santos

Chair of the Department of Computer Science / Illinois Institute of Technology

Eunice Santos

Chair of the Department of Computer Science / Illinois Institute of Technology
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Biography

Eunice E. Santos is the Ron Hochsprung Endowed Chair and Professor of Computer Science at the Illinois Institute of Technology, where she is also the Department Chair of Computer Science.

Dr. Santos was a professor at Virginia Tech, Lehigh University, and UTEP, and was a Senior Research Fellow for the Department of Defense Center for Technology and National Security Policy. She has served as the Director of the National Center for Border Security and Immigration, Director of the Center for Defense Systems Research, and Founding Director of the Institute of Defense & Security at UTEP.

She is a recipient of the IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Award (for pioneering work in Computational Social Network Systems). Dr. Santos has also received an NSF Career Award, the Robinson Faculty Award, the Spira Award for Excellence in Teaching, and other awards. She is a past member of the IDA/DARPA Defense Science Study Group. She was the Founding co-Editor-in-Chief of the new IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems.

Dr. Santos received her PhD in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley. She also has BS and MS degrees in both Mathematics and Computer Science. She is a Fellow of AAAS.

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