The Bliss Professor of Engineering is the result of a bequest from the late Helen Eva Bliss in memory of her father, Abel Bliss Jr. Miss Bliss graduated from the University of Illinois in 1911 with a degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences. Early in her career, she taught engineering at a Shreveport, Louisiana, high school, and later did clerical work with the Bureau of Aircraft Production in Washington, D.C. From 1936 until her retirement in 1962, she worked for the Washington law firm of Ivins, Phillips & Barker as an executive secretary.
Abel Bliss Jr., entered the University in 1872 to study civil engineering, but was forced to leave the University before completing his degree. In June of 1874, the University granted him a partial certificate in civil engineering. His business ventures included agriculture and real estate, and by 1929, he was a partner in the land development and oil production company of Bliss & Wetherbee. Mr. Bliss died in the mid-1930s. A portion of the Bliss bequest went to support the Grainger Engineering Library and Information Center Endowment as well as other projects for “advancing the scholastic activities of the School of Engineering.”
韩教授是由陆军研究实验室资助的信息网络学术研究中心的现任董事，他是项目负责人或成员由美国航空航天局，美国国家科学基金会资助的研究，穆里（afsor），国土安全部，和波音公司。他的教科书， 数据挖掘：概念和技术，在本科和研究生层次的数据挖掘课程，全球范围内使用。一个ACM和IEEE院士，韩荣誉包括IEEE计算机学会的W上。华莱士麦克道尔奖，ACM SIGKDD的创新奖和工程的tau测试PI /丹尼尔·C的大学。德鲁克杰出教师奖。
抢。 rutenbar接收从密歇根大学博士学位在1984年，然后卡内基梅隆大学加入了教师。他花了25年 Electrical and Computer Engineering at CMU, ultimately holding the Stephen J. Jatras (E’47) Chair. He was the founding Director of the Center for Circuit & System Solutions (called “C2S2”), a large consortium of US schools supported by DARPA and the US semiconductor industry, focused on design problems at the end of Moore’s Law scaling. In 2010, he joined the 伊利诺伊大学厄巴纳 - 香槟分校 as Head of the 计算机科学系, a role he left in 2017.