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A call to join

Led by the University of Illinois system, faculty, researchers, and educators play a vital role as DPI members.

DPI’s ambition is to propel Chicago and Illinois into a pre-eminent and inclusive tech economy over the next decade — putting more women and people of color in durable tech jobs. And to do it at scale.

DPI has lead more than $10 million in investments in faculty-led R&D teams and is launching businesses based on university research.

Membership details and how to join

Request to join DPI by submitting your name, short biography, and CV


Membership Benefits Include

  • Services and support for research and teaching initiatives
  • Connections to other faculty, researchers, and educators from DPI partner institutions
  • Invitation to speaker series and other DPI and DPI related events
  • Access to downtown Chicago DPI space and other shared resources
  • Support letters for grant proposals
  • Eligibility to vote for DPI Executive Committee
  • Monthly updates from DPI Director of Academic Affairs
  • Seed funding opportunities
  • DPI faculty affiliate status

Membership Expectations Include

  • Lead and participate in DPI activities
  • Teach affiliated courses and do outreach activities
  • Publicize research and education activities through DPI channels
  • List DPI affiliation when submitting manuscripts, giving talks, and accepting awards and prizes that are supported by DPI funds

Ning Ai, Associate Professor; UIC
Meenakshy Aiyer, Interim Regional Dean; UIC
Haitham Al-Hassanieh, Assistant Professor; UIUC
Eben Alsberg, Richard and Loan Hill Professor; UIC
Nancy Amato, Abel Bliss Prof. of Engineering and Dept. Head; UIUC
James Anderson, Dean; UIUC
Amy Ando, Professor; UIUC
Pamela Bedient, Office Admin. at IL. Applied Research Institute; UIUC
Jennifer Bernhard, Associate Dean for Research, Col. of Engineering; UIUC
Piotr Boltuc, Professor; UIS
Nigel Bosch, Assistant Professor; UIUC
Jake Bowers, Associate Professor; UIUC
Maxine Brown Director, Electronic Visualization Laboratory; UIC
Josh Bruce, Assistant Professor; UIUC
Meghan Burke, Associate Professor; UIUC
Elham Buxton, Associate Professor; UIS
Ugo A Buy, Associate Professor; UIC
Jordi Cabana, Associate Professor; UIC
Nathan Castillo, Assistant Professor; UIUC
Xiaohui Chen, Associate Professor; UIUC
Vickie Cook, Executive Director; UIS
Adriana (Piatti) Crocker, Professor; UIS
Brian Cunningham, Donald Biggar Willett Professor in Engineering; UIUC
Tim Cunningham, Professor; UIUC
Angela Doehring, UIS
Lan Dong, Professor; UIS
Roy Dong, Research Assistant Professor; UIUC
Catherine Dornfeld Tissenbaum, Assistant Professor; UIUC
Katherine Driggs-Campbell, Assistant Professor; UIUC
Maureen Dunne, Adjunct Assistant Professor; UIC
Robert A. Easter, UIUC
Danilo Erricolo, Professor; UIC
Michael Flavin, Special Advisor to the Director; UIC
Mani Golparvar-Fard, Associate Professor; UIUC
Betsy Goulet, Clinical Assistant Professor; UIS
William Gropp, Professor; UIUC
Kaiyu Guan, Blue Waters Assistant Professor; UIUC
Yanhui Guo, Assistant Professor; UIS
Anne-Marie Hanson, Assistant Professor; UIS
Tamar Heller, Distinguished Professor; UIC
Mary Herrmann, Clinical Associate Professor; UIUC
Kevin Hinders, Associate Professor; UIUC
Rodney Hopson, Prof. College of Education; UIUC
Fatima Husain, Professor; UIUC
Laila Hussein Moustafa, Associate Professor; UIUC
Bill Jackson, DPI Executive Director; UI System
Ronald Jacobs, Professor; UIUC
Jeffrey Eric Jenkins, Professor; UIUC
Harley Johnson, Prof., Associate Dean of Research; UIUC
Steve Jones, Distinguished Professor of Communication; UIC
Prasanta Kalita, Professor; UIUC
Chris Kanich, Associate Professor; UIC
Ranjan Karri, Prof. Strategy & Entrepreneurship; UIS

Daniel S. Katz, Assistant Director; UIUC
Volodymyr Kindratenko; UIUC
Karl Kochendorfer, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Informatics; UIC
Elizabeth Kocs, Director, Partnerships & Strategy; UIC
Megan Konar, Assistant Professor; UIUC
Sanmi Koyejo, Assistant Professor; UIUC
Jerry Krishnan, Professor of Medicine; UIC
Kenneth Kriz, University Distinguished Professor; UIS
Robert Lawless, Max L. Rowe Professor of Law; UIUC
Kevin Leicht, Professor; UIUC
Alex Leow, Associate Professor; UIC
Eva Lozano, Office Administrator; UIUC
Jessica Li, Associate Professor; UIUC
Yu-Feng Lin, Director; UIUC
Robb Lindgren, Associate Professor; UIUC
Tim Lindsey, Senior Advisor; UIUC
Jeffrey Loeb, Adjunct Professor; UIC
Liz Marai, Associate Professor; UIC
Sayan Mitra, Professor; UIUC
Raksha Mudar, Associate Professor; UIUC
Kenneth Mulliken, Associate Vice Chancellor for Education; UIS
Rakesh Nagi, Professor; UIUC
William Robert Norris, Clinical Associate Professor; UIUC
Melkior Ornik, Assistant Professor; UIUC
Luc Paquette, Assistant Professor; UIUC
Rachel S Poretsky, Associate Professor; UIC
Aria Razfar, Professor; UIC
Krishna Reddy, Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering; UIC
Karen Reinke, Associate Professor; UIS
Wendy Rogers Khan, Professor of Applied Health Sciences; UIUC
Romit Roy Choudhury Professor; UIUC
William Ryan, UIC
Srinivasa Salapaka, Professor; UIUC
Eunice Santos, Professor & Dean; UIUC
Sonali Shah, Associate Professor; UIUC
Emily Stiehl, Clinical Assistant Professor; UIC
Victoria Stodden, Associate Professor; UIUC
Michael Stroscio, Dist. Prof. & Richard and Loan Hill Prof.; UIC
Ruoyu Sun, Assistant Professor; UIUC
Marie Tejero, Hughes Professor; UIC
Michael Twidale, Professor; UIUC
Lav Varshney, Assistant Professor; UIUC
Lucia Vazquez, Associate Professor; UIS
Venu Veeravalli, Henry Magnuski Professor, ECE; UIC
Jorge Villegas, Associate Dean; UIS
Shaowen Wang, Professor and Department Head; UIUC
Katherine Warpeha, Associate Professor; UIC
Ken Wilind, Professor; UIUC
Jeff Woods, Professor, Associate Dean for Research, Director; UIUC
Donald Wuebbles, Professor; UIUC
Sarah Zehr, Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs; UI System
Lan Zhang, Professor; UIC
Lenore Zuck, Resident Professor; UIC