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“A Journey of Discovery”

Communications of the ACM profiles UW CSE’s Ed Lazowska in January’s last byte feature.

“As an undergraduate student at Brown University, Ed Lazowska hardly seemed destined to become a leader in computer science.  Actually, he wasn’t sure what he wanted to do.  He started as an engineering student, switched to physics, and briefly considered chemistry.  Essentially, he was ‘adrift.’  (His description, not ours.)

“It wasn’t until he fell under the tutelage of computer science professor Andy van Dam that he discovered what really excited him:  the process of discovery.”

Read the article here.