Distinguished Lecture Series: Computer Science: Past, Present, and Future
part of the CIS 40th Anniversary Celebration Weekend
|Author:||Ed Lazowska Bill & Melinda Gates Chair in Computer Science & Engineering |
University of Washington and Chair, Computing Community Consortium
|Date:||April 30, 2010|
|Location:||100 Willamette Hall|
The National Science Foundation created the Computing Community Consortium to stimulate the computing research community to envision and pursue longer-range, more audacious research challenges. Dr. Lazowska chairs the Consortium and states the following regarding his presentation:
"I'd like to take this opportunity to engage you in the process of defining longer-range research goals. The next ten years of advances in computer science should be far more significant, and far more interesting, than the past ten. I'll review the progress that our field has made and present a number of grand challenge problems that we should be prepared to tackle in the coming decade."
Ed Lazowska holds the Bill & Melinda Gates Chair in Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington, where he has been on the faculty since 1977. Lazowska's research and teaching concern the design, implementation, and analysis of high performance computing and communication systems. He is a Member of the National Academy of Engineering, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, ACM, IEEE, and AAAS. He has chaired the NSF CISE Advisory Committee, the DARPA Information Science and Technology (ISAT) Study Group, and the Computing Research Association Board of Directors. He has been an advisor to Microsoft Research since its inception in 1991, and serves as a board member or technical advisor to a number of high-tech companies and venture firms.