UW CSE’s Ed Lazowska has received the 2009 ACM Distinguished Service Award “for his wide-ranging service to the computing community and his long-standing advocacy for this community at the national level.”
ACM’s press release goes on to note: “Lazowska served as co-chair of the President’s Information Technology Advisory Committee (PITAC) from 2003-05, where he championed the importance of computing in achieving federal priorities. He served for six years on the National Research Council’s Computer Science and Telecommunications Board (CSTB) and made major contributions to NRC and CSTB studies involving the information technology innovation ecosystem, the role of information technology in improving learning and in countering terrorism, and the management of university intellectual property.
“Lazowska also chaired the Board of Directors of the Computing Research Association (CRA), the NSF CISE Advisory Committee, and the DARPA Information Science And Technology (ISAT) Study Group. Recently, he was instrumental in creating and chairing the Computing Community Consortium, an NSF-sponsored effort to engage the computing research community in envisioning more audacious research challenges.”
For his technical accomplishments, Lazowska has been elected a Member the National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, and a Fellow of ACM, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). For his service contributions, Lazowska has previously received the Computing Research Association Distinguished Service Award, the ACM Presidential Award, and the University of Washington Outstanding Public Service Award.