Prominent Computer Scientists Among 2012 IEEE Medal Winners
LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 22 May, 2012 – Several computer scientists and IEEE Computer Society members are among this year’s IEEE medal winners. They include Stanford University President John L. Hennessy, University of California Los Angeles Distinguished Professor Leonard Kleinrock, and Stanford Professor Edward J. McCluskey.
Hennessy was honored with an IEEE Medal of Honor, sponsored by the IEEE Foundation, “for pioneering the RISC processor architecture and for leadership in computer engineering and higher education.” He received an IEEE Computer Society Seymour Cray Computing & Engineering Award in 2001.
Kleinrock, one of the developers of the Arpanet and a 1996 winner of an IEEE Computer Society Harry H. Goode Award, received the Bell Labs’-sponsored IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal “for pioneering contributions to modeling, analysis, and design of packet-switching networks.”
The 2012 IEEE John Von Neumann Medal, sponsored by IBM Corporation, went to Edward J. McCluskey, Stanford professor emeritus of electrical engineering and computer science, “for fundamental contributions that shaped the design and testing of digital systems.” McCluskey
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