Ian Ludden

CRA-E Graduate Fellow
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Ian is a Ph.D. student in computer science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign advised by Sheldon Jacobson. He earned his B.S. in Computer Engineering and Mathematics at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in November 2016 and worked as a software engineer developing healthcare integration tools before starting graduate school. His research interests include algorithmic game theory, graph theory, and optimization, and his current projects apply these fields to political redistricting. On the side, he mentors undergraduate research projects developing predictive models for the NCAA March Madness men’s and women’s basketball tournaments. He has served as a teaching assistant for six semesters, primarily for CS Theory courses, and was granted the privilege of teaching his own section of discrete mathematics in summer 2020.