Computer Sciences Alumni Spotlights

Leo Rudberg, BS 2016

Leo Rudberg started out at UW-Madison as a math major He says, “I thought only geeks studied CS. . . . However, I was intrigued by CS since I also knew that was how video games were made (again, I somehow didn’t consider myself a geek . . . ).”

Maria Yuin, MS 1998

Maria Yuin came to UW-Madison to study computer science – and to play bassoon. She was drawn to UW because she could play bassoon in music ensembles for non-majors in the School of Music while pursuing her CS degree. Now she's playing bassoon again!

Max Lynch, BS 2010

Max Lynch recommends that students "look up every once in a while and take it all in." He says of UW-Madison CS, "Being around so many smart, driven people was one of the best experiences of my life" Read all about the Ionic co-founder here!

Mary Ann Horton, PhD 1981

Mary Ann Horton tells students, "If you love what you do, it will show in your work." Read about the transgender activist and semi-retired software developer who says that she writes software tools to "keep the bad guys out of the electric grid."

Zachary Henkel, BS 2000

Zachary Henkel loves the challenge of his job as Principal Software Engineer on Office’s Core Architecture Team at Microsoft! He started in CS as an elementary school student and was immediately hooked. Read more below: