Ed Lazowska, the Bill & Melinda Gates Chair, Department of Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Washington, and and Chair, Computing Community Consortium kicks off the department's Distinguished Lecture Series (DLS).
Title: Computer Science: Past, Present, and Future
National Science Foundation created the Computing Community Consortium
to stimulate the computing research community to envision and pursue
longer-range, more audacious research challenges.
I'd like to take this opportunity to engage you in this process.
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 I'll present a number of
"grand challenge" problems that we should be prepared to tackle in the
Bio: 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. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto, working with Ken Sevcik.
See more information on the DCS DLS here.