Eunice Santos

Eunice Santos

Professor and Dean

PhD, Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley

Research focus

Computational social science with an appreciation for the social and human aspects of the information sciences; computationally intensive methods to understand the behavior of social networks and communities with insights related to community resilience, disaster response, and belief and opinion change.

Biography

Eunice E. Santos is Professor and Dean of the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She works in the areas of complex adaptive systems, human modeling with applications to the biological, physical, and social sciences, large-scale parallel and distributed processing, cybersecurity, and other areas. Dr. Santos is a Core Investigator at the Chicago Center for Diabetes Translational Medicine at the University of Chicago. Prior to joining Illinois, Santos was the Ron Hochsprung Endowed Chair, as well as Department Chair, in the Department of Computer Science at Illinois Institute of Technology. Santos has received numerous awards, including a National Science Foundation Career Award, the Spira Award for Excellence in Teaching, the IEEE-CS Technical Achievement Award, the Robinson Faculty Award and the IEEE Big Data Security Woman of Achievement Award. She has been named to Crain's Tech 50 in 2016 and 2018. Dr. Santos is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She earned her PhD in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley.

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