Professor Mike Franklin is making his presence felt in Hyde Park, raising the bar for computer science

When Franklin was being recruited to leave the UC Berkeley to head up the computer science department at the UChicago, it wasn't exactly love at first sight. As he got a tour of John Crerar Library—Franklin considered the squat, dark, industrial-grade box and said, " 'There's not enough light.' They said, 'We can change that,' " he recalls. Read more about Franklin's decision to come to Chicago and the growing computer science department here.