ECE professor Karthik Pattabiraman has been awarded a Distinguished Alumni Educator Award for Early Career Educator from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Computer Science. He received the award on October 19 at the 8th annual Alumni Awards Ceremony and Banquet in Champaign, Illinois. He was one of two alumni awarded in this category this year.
Professor Pattabiraman received his master’s degree from UIUC in 2004, and his PhD in 2009. He has been at UBC since 2010, and is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He also received a UBC Killam Faculty Research Fellowship in 2016. His research interests are in dependable and secure computing, and software systems.
According to UIUC, the award “honors computer science alumni or faculty members who have made outstanding contributions to computer science education and recognizes alumni and faculty who excel at motivating computer science students.” The award has previously been awarded to faculty members from other top universities and research labs world-wide.