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Yu Ru

Yu Ru

Staff data scientist | GE, China | Class of 2010

Attention, Lou Liay Spirit Award selection committee members: Get a load of this Shanghai City-based GE data scientist's Illini story.

“There are lots of places for me to remember as an engineering student, such as Grainger Library which was open 24 hours a day, the basement at CSL and the seminar room at Everitt Lab, which held all kinds of seminars by world-class researchers," says Yu Ru, who earned his Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering in 2010.

“Urbana-Champaign is always very special to me. Before my child was born, I needed to find a name for him/her. I checked the whole Chinese dictionary and could not find a good one. In the end, I decided to use Na for a girl and Bin for a boy.

"Na is the last word in the translation of Urbana to Chinese, and Bin is the last word in the translation of Champaign. 

“In the end, I had a baby girl named Na. I really hope that one day she will be able to study at UI and visit all the wonderful places at Urbana-Champaign.”