Hi, I’m Max Fan. I am a student at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), majoring in Computer Science + Philosophy. I am applying to computer science PhD programs this year (for fall 2024).

You can see some of my most recent projects and work on my GitHub page.


My interests are as follows (in order of most recent/level of interest):


  • July 2023: I was awarded the James Scholar Preble Research Scholarship, awarded by the University of Illinois to outstanding honors students involved in research.

  • June 2023: I was a research intern at NASA Ames for the summer, in the Robust Software Engineering group under the mentorship of Dr. Ivan Perez.

  • April 2023: I was awarded the Goldwater scholarship, a merit-based national scholarship established by Congress for research contributions and potential in STEM. News.

  • June 2022: I was a software engineering intern at Fidelity Investment’s Center for Applied Technology for the summer.


You can contact me at the following email address: myfan3 {at} illinois {dot} edu.