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UW CSE at the ACM Awards Banquet

acmUW CSE was well represented on the stage at the 2013 ACM Awards Banquet gala in San Francisco on Saturday evening (coinciding, unfortunately, with UW’s commencement exercises, which were a week later than usual this year):

New faculty addition Shyam Gollakota received the Doctoral Dissertation Award for his MIT dissertation “Embracing Interference in Wireless Systems,” supervised by Dina Katabi.

Ph.D. alum Jeff Dean, along with his colleague Sanjay Ghemawat, received the ACM – Infosys Foundation Award in the Computing Sciences for the conception, design, and implementation of much of Google’s revolutionary software infrastructure.

Faculty member Anna Karlin, former faculty member (and bachelors alum) Hans-J. Boehm, and Ph.D. alum David Grove were elected ACM Fellows for their contributions to the field.

Faculty member David Notkin received the CRA A. Nico Habermann Award posthumously; it was accepted by his daughter Emma and his son Akiva; Emma made some moving remarks, and ACM prepared a lovely video tribute to David which we hope to be able to post shortly.

Congratulations to Shyam, Jeff, Anna, and Hans.  David, we are thinking of you.

June 18, 2013