The Thomas and Margaret Huang Fund for Graduate Research will support graduate students in Human-Computer Intelligent Interaction at the Beckman Institute. The Fund was established by Image Formation and Processing group alumni James J. Kuch (M.S. ECE '94) and Chang Wen Chen (Ph.D. ’92). Professor Huang has advised over one hundred students during his career that has spanned five decades and three major research universities (MIT, Purdue, and UofI).
A special update for 2012-2013: A $100,000 gift to the Huang Fund has been pledged by an anonymous donor. This donor is offering a challenge gift to match two-for-one all new gifts to the Thomas and Margaret Huang Fund for Graduate Research for up to $50,000. This matching fund challenge applies to all new gifts received between November 1, 2012, and November 30, 2013, or as soon as $50,000 in new gifts are received. Triple your gift today by being part of the Huang Fund $100K Challenge! Many companies will match your gift, effectively quadrupling the value of your gift during the $100K Challenge. Find out here if your company has a matching program.
Thomas Huang is the William L. Everitt Professor of Electrical Engineering and Co-Chair of Human-Computer Intelligent Interaction at the Beckman Institute. Professor Huang is one of the leading figures in computer vision, pattern recognition, and human computer interaction in the world. His accomplishments include winning the 2010 "Most Cited Paper of the Decade Award" from the Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation (together with coauthors Dr. Yong Rui of Microsoft, and Professor Shih-Fu Chang of Columbia University). He also received the HP Innovation Research Award in 2009 and was named a Swanlund Chair at UofI in 2012.
Your Gift will Impact Future Generations. With your help, the Fund will honor Professor and Mrs. Huang's contributions to society and help us transform the lives of young scientists and engineers – fueling scientific discovery and innovation – for years to come. Your gift will help us support top-flight students who will become the leaders of tomorrow – the researchers, inventors, entrepreneurs, teachers, and business innovators that will help society make breakthroughs in technology innovation. Please give generously to help this field grow, prosper and tackle the many challenges we face as a global community.
If you have any questions about support for this fund, please feel free to contact Martin O’Donnell, Assistant Director for Advancement in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, (217) 333-5687 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
How to give
To make a secure online gift, simply fill out the form below. To make a gift by mail please send your check or money order payable to the University of Illinois Foundation. Please include a note (or memo on your check) stating the purpose of your gift as: Thomas & Margaret Huang Fund for Graduate Research and mail to: University of Illinois Foundation, 1305 West Green Street, Urbana, IL 61801. If you would like to make a gift by phone, please call 217-333-0810. You may also contact Martin O’Donnell, Assistant Director for Advancement in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, (217) 333-5687 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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