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Gioia Altobelli

Computational biologist

Bioinformatics of the UK

Meg Bates

U of Chicago senior research and evaluation scientist

Director of digital teacher learning research

Anna Benjamin

Associate judge

Champaign County

Marni Boppart

Professor of Kinesiology and Community Health

Beckman Vision and Spirit Award winner

Maria Carrillo

Chief science officer

Alzheimer’s Association

Raymond Fu

Sr. VP, technology Innovation

Shiseido Americas Corp.

Tom Trone

Retired director/sales

John Deere

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Mark Hersam

Won 2014 ‘Genius’ grant

Northwestern professor

Karl Hess

Swanlund professor emeritus

Beckman Institute

Stan Ikenberry

UI’s 14th president, 1979-95

Longest-serving president

Kevin Jackson

Hematology program manager

Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute

Art Kramer

Beckman Institute director, 2010-16

Professor/center director, Northeastern University

Avinash Kumar

Research scientist

Intel Labs

Jennifer Lewis

Hansjörg Wyss Professor of Biologically Inspired Engineering

Harvard University

Art Markman

Psychology professor

University of Texas

Paul Mauschbaugh

Analytics director

Caterpillar

Richard Powers

2019 Pulitzer Prize

Won 1989 ‘Genius’ grant

Ruchika Prakash

Psychology professor

Ohio State

Troy Strader

Professor of information systems

Drake College of Business & Public Administration

Kevin Warwick

Artificial intelligence pioneer

Former Beckman fellow

Gala Wind

Research scientist

Joined NASA in 2002

Zhida Xu

Sr. autopilot camera engineer

Tesla

Allen Yang

Executive director

Cal Center for Augmented Cognition

Harvey Yu

Data scientist

GIC of Singapore

Paul Zinnes

Digital asset supervisor

Lucasfilm Animation