Wen-Mei W. Hwu

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Wen-mei W. Hwu is a Senior Distinguished Research Scientist and Senior Director of Research at NVIDIA. He is also a Professor Emeritus and the Sanders-AMD Endowed Chair Emeritus of ECE at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign after 34 years of service. His research is in the parallel architecture, algorithms, and infrastructure software for data intensive and computational intelligence applications. He served as the Illinois co-director of the IBM-Illinois Center for Cognitive Computing Systems Research Center (c3sr.com) from 2016 to 2020. He was a PI of the NSF Blue Waters supercomputer project and its associated PAID program for training science teams to use GPUs. For his research contributions, he received the ACM SigArch Maurice Wilkes Award, the ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award, the IEEE Computer Society Charles Babbage Award, the ISCA Influential Paper Award, the MICRO Test-of-Time Award, the IEEE Computer Society B. R. Rau Award, the CGO Test-of-Time Award, several best paper awards, and the Distinguished Alumni Award in CS of the University of California, Berkeley. For his teaching, he was recognized by the National Eta Kappa Nu Holmes McDonald Outstanding Teaching Award and the ECE Outstanding Teaching Award of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is a Fellow of IEEE and ACM.


2024 Eckert-Mauchly Award
“For seminal contributions to architectures, compilers, and adoption of multiple generations of processors, including superscalar, VLIW, and GPUs.”
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2014 B. Ramakrishna Rau Award Recipient
“For contributions to instruction-level parallelism technology, including compiler optimization, program representation, microarchitecture, and applications.”
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