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“He’s Number Two! We’re Number Three!”

220px-Hml2fUniversity of Wisconsin computer architecture faculty members Mark Hill and Guri Sohi maintain an informal “Hall of Fame” for the International Symposium on Computer Architecture – researchers who have co-authored 8 or more ISCA papers.  (UW CSE is tied with Stanford, the University of Illinois, the University of Michigan, and the University of Wisconsin with 5 faculty members on the list.)

Not to be outdone, University of Wisconsin computer systems faculty member Remzi Arpaci-Dusseau has compiled an analogous informal “Hall of Fame” for the two top computer systems conferences:  the ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles and the USENIX Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation.  This one includes researchers who have co-authored 6 or more papers in SOSP and/or OSDI.

UW ranks third behind MIT and Stanford, with 4 faculty members on the list.  UW CSE chair Hank Levy is the #2 author, with 16 papers.  Former UW CSE faculty member Brian Bershad (now running Google Siberia) is the #3 author, with 14 papers.  MIT superstar Frans Kaashoek heads the list.

We reject these sorts of beauty contests unless we fare well, in which case we trumpet them as authoritative.

Go team!