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UW CSE Ph.D. alum Ed Felten and Affiliate Professor Eric Horvitz elected to National Academy of Engineering

ewf_headshotEd Felten, Professor of Computer Science and of Public Affairs and Director of the Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton University, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering “for contributions to the privacy and security of computer systems, and for impact on public policy.”  Election to NAE – which has roughly 2,000 members across a dozen fields – is one of the highest professional honors accorded to engineers in academia, industry and government.

Ed received his Ph.D. from UW CSE in 1993, co-advised by Ed Lazowska and John Zahorjan.  A distinguished researcher in computer security and privacy, he recently returned to Princeton after a two-year leave-of-absence to serve as the first Chief Technologist of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.

Ed will return to UW in June to receive the 2013 Computer Science & Engineering Alumni Achievement Award, along with 1984 Bachelors alumna Anne Dinning.

eric_horvitz_w20CSE Affiliate Professor Eric Horvitz, Distinguished Scientist and Co-Director of Microsoft Research Redmond, also was elected to NAE in the 69-member Class of 2013, announced today,  “for computational mechanisms for decision making under uncertainty and with bounded resources.”

Congratulations to Ed and Eric!  Read the NAE announcement here.

February 7, 2013