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Cinda Heeren

Cinda Heeren

Cinda Heeren received her PhD in Computer Science from the University of Illinois in 2004, and became a senior lecturer in the department shortly after. Nominated more than once, Cinda was known as a champion for students on campus. She was a popular teacher, actively encouraged young women to take up programming, and directed the CS@ILLINOIS GEMS (Girls Engaged in Math and Science) camp. As a faculty member, Cinda received several teaching awards, including the 2014 CS@ILLINOIS Distinguished Educator Award and the 2014 College of Engineering Rose Award for Teaching Excellence. She was also named a College of Engineering Academy for Excellence in Engineering Education Fellow. Cinda currently teaches at The University of British Columbia.