Jillian Aurisano

University of Illinois, Chicago
Airbnb Scholarship Recipient

Jillian Aurisano is a graduate student in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and a research assistant in the Electronic Visualization Laboratory at UIC. As an undergraduate, she studied biology at the University of Chicago, concentrating on cellular and molecular biology. Current interests include visualization, computer graphics, human-computer interaction, genomics and bioinformatics. Her current research is on biological data visualization in large, high-resolution display environments.

“I discovered that computing is the medium in which I can create new solutions to lots of interesting problems.”