Hi I’m Rebecca! I am a graduate researcher, teaching assistant, and the graduate services chair for UIUC’s chapter of Tau Beta Pi. I always find new ways to challenge myself and learn new things.

Research Interests: Information Theory, Coding Theory, Quantum Computing, Combinatorics
Advisor: Professor Olgica Milenkovic
Location: Urbana, IL
Spoken and Written Languages: English, German


  • PhD, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Electrical and Computer Engineering (Expected May 2026)
    • Promise of Excellence Fellowship, ECE Distinguished Research Fellowship, SURGE Fellowship
  • BS, Rutgers University New Brunswick, Honors College, Douglass Residential College, Electrical and Computer Engineering (May 2021)
    • Rutgers Trustee Scholarship, DAAD Rise Scholarship, Tau Beta Pi Scholarship


  • Tau Beta Pi – Member since December 2019
    • Graduate Service Chair of IL A- Responsible for initiating graduate members (Fall 2022)
    • Vice President of NJ B – Organized events, gave presentations, doubled the number of inductees (Fall 2019 – Fall 2020)
  • Douglass CATALYST Program – Mentor (September 2020 – May 2021)
  • Rutgers Art and Design Club – Active Member (September 2020 – May 2021)
  • Douglass Research Advisory Board – Mentor (January 2020 – May 2020)
  • Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Rutgers Chapter – Active Member and Mentor (September 2017 – May 2020)
  • Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) – Member since April 2019
  • Rutgers Taekwondo Club and Demo Team – Competitor (September 2017 – May 2018)