• 1940 October 18
    (b.) - ?


A computer science academic and a consultant and entrepreneur in the area of high-performance computer systems, he has published and lectured extensively throughout the U.S. and abroad in the design and implementation of computer hardware and software systems. Born in Buffalo New York, he received a B.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering and a B.S. degree in Mathematics from Cal State Polytechnic University in Pomona in 1963. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1971. He joined the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (ULL) in 1973 where he served for 11 years serving as Vice-President for Research where he held an Eminent Scholar Chair in Computer Science. He joined IBM?s T. J. Watson Research Center in 1984 as the Department Group Manager of Software Technology. In 1990, he was made an IEEE Fellow for his work in computer systems organization and microprogramming and was President of the IEEE Computer Society in 1992. He was a lecturer in the society?s Distinguished Visitors Program as well as an ACM National Lecturer, giving a number of invited keynote lectures at various international conferences and workshops. He was involved in both ACM?s special interest groups and the Computer Society?s technical committees. He was Vice-Chairman of SIGMICRO and Editor of the SIGMICOR Newsletter, the Joint SIGMICRO and TC-Micro Representative to EuroMicro, Chairman of the TC on Microprogramming, and vice-Chairman of the TC on Computational Medicine. He has been the Editor-In-Chief of two IEEE Computer Society periodicals, Computer and IEEE Software and an Editorial Board member of a number of other periodicals. He has served a number of terms as a member of the Computer Society's Board of Governors and its Executive Committee. He chaired the initial three-years of the society?s Central and Eastern European Initiative?s Committee and chaired its Ad Hoc Committee for Special Projects. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Computing Research Association (CRA) and Chairman of FOCUS (the Federation on Computing in the United States). He was awarded the IEEE Richard E. Merwin Distinguished Service Award in 2002 for ?For outstanding service to both the Computer Society and computing profession that continues to have enormous impact on responsible governance, high-quality publications and conferences, and the international community.? He has been Program Chairman or General Chairman of over 30 international conferences or workshops in a variety of technical areas. He has held an Endowed Chair at the University of Hawaii and has been an Adjunct Professor at a number of Universities, including, the University of Aarhus in Denmark. He currently is a Professor-at-Large in the Computer Science at the University of Troms? in Norway where he teaches graduate courses in Computer Architecture and Computer Systems Organization. He is also an Honorary and Visiting Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Hong Kong. He has chaired numerous department and university-wide committees in these settings and has led accreditation teams to evaluate departments in various universities. He is the co-author with Bennett Smith of ?The Anatomy of a High-Performance Microprocessor, A Systems Perspective?. IEEE Computer Society Press, July 1998.
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    1940 October 18
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    Worldwide lecturer in the design and implementation of computer hardware and software systems
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