About Pulse

On behalf of the Pulse 2021 Discoveries Team, we invite you to join our tenth annual conference to celebrate the latest innovation within Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.

Our annual conference brings together hundreds of students and several corporate sponsors for a week-long celebration of technology through workshops, tech talks from cutting-edge technologists, a hardware competition, a software competition and a day-long celebration of women in technology.

Below are some highlights from previous conferences. This year, Pulse will be completely virtual, allowing students to connect with each other and industry leaders via Zoom.

  • All
  • Tech Talks
  • Competitions
  • Women In Tech


Spotlight Presentation, Danny Gardner, CEO of Mesh++

Monday, February 1st, 2-3pm CST Zoom Link

Lightning Talks

Monday, February 1st, 5-6:30pm CST Zoom Link

HKN Cracking the Hardware Interview Workshop

Monday, February 1st, 8-9pm CST Zoom Link

WIT Day Lightning Talks

Tuesday, February 2nd, 11am-12:30pm CST Zoom Link

WIT Day Lean In

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2-3pm CST Zoom Link

WIT Day Women in Academia Event

Tuesday, February 2nd, 4-5pm CST Zoom Link

WIT Day Keynote, Catarina Macedo, Senior Product Manager at Riot Games - Wild Rift

Tuesday, February 2nd, 5-6pm CST Zoom Link

WIT Day Networking

Tuesday, February 2nd, 6-7pm CST Zoom Link

Texas Instruments Coffee Chat

Wednesday, February 3rd, 9-10am CST Zoom Link

Conference Keynote, David Yang, Founder of Fullstack Academy

Wednesday, February 3rd, 5-6:30pm CST Zoom Link

Future of Tech Talks

Thursday, February 4th, 4-5:30pm CST Zoom Link

Spotlight Presentation, Chris Brown, CPO of Relativity

Thursday, February 4th, 6-7pm CST Zoom Link

SHPE Behavioral Interview Workshop

Thursday, February 4th, 7-8pm CST Zoom Link

Spotlight Presentation, Rick Spencer

Friday, February 5th, 2-3pm CST Zoom Link

Software Competition

Friday, February 5th, 6-8pm CST Zoom Link

Our Team

Meet the executive board that makes Pulse possible!

Kelly Dunleavy


Fawaz Tirmizi


Ribhav Jain

Marketing Director

Rishab Sriramoju

Corporate & Networking

Tejas Satpalkar

Corporate & Networking

Nora Dunleavy

Media & Design Director

Savera Zulfiqar

Women In Tech Director

Abhi Kamboj

Competitions Co-Director

Nikhil Nakka

Competitions Co-Director

Rohan Sreerama

Secretary & Treasurer

Abishek Venkit

Website Director

Corporate Sponsors