He selected as 2023 ACM Distinguished Member

Jingrui He
Jingrui He, Professor and MSIM Program Director

Jingrui He has been recognized as a 2023 Distinguished Member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the world's largest educational and scientific computing society. The 2023 inductees are longstanding ACM members who were selected by their peers for work that has advanced computing, fostered innovation across various fields, and improved computer science education. He, who represents the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in this year's class, was selected "for contributions to modeling data heterogeneity, connecting theory, methodology, and real applications."

Her research focuses on heterogeneous machine learning, rare category analysis, active learning, and self-supervised learning, with applications in security, social network analysis, healthcare, and agriculture. She is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI). She has received the NSF CAREER Award (2016), OAT Award (2020), three IBM Faculty Awards (2014, 2015, 2018) and was selected as an IJCAI 2017 Early Career Spotlight.

At the University of Illinois, He serves as director of the MS in information management program in the iSchool and as a faculty affiliate in the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, Center for Digital Agriculture, Department of Computer Science, and Illinois Informatics. She is also a research affiliate for Mayo Clinic Arizona. She holds a PhD in machine learning from Carnegie Mellon University.

"It's a great honor of mine to be named an ACM Distinguished Member," said He. "I'm grateful to the iSchool for the tremendous support and nurturing environment; to all my teachers and mentors who have been my role models over the years; and to my collaborators and students—it is indeed a privilege for me to be able to work with all of them."

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