Our exceptionally modest and exceptionally accomplished 1989 Ph.D. alum Wen-Hann Wang has been named Vice President and Managing Director of Intel Labs, succeeding Justin Ratner, who has retired from Intel.
Here’s a profile of Wen-Hann from the Autumn 2011 issue of Most Significant Bits, the UW CSE alumni publication. And another profile from Wen-Hann’s receipt of UW CSE’s 2012 Alumni Achievement Award.
Wen-Hann gives great credit to his UW CSE Ph.D. advisor, Jean-Loup Baer, for influencing his career. Interestingly (but not surprisingly), at his UW CSE Distinguished Lecture ten days ago, Berkeley’s Dave Patterson credited Jean-Loup for pointing him towards computer science graduate school when Dave was an intellectually wandering undergraduate at UCLA and Jean-Loup – then a UCLA Computer Science Ph.D. student – befriended him.
Hearty congratulations to Wen-Hann on this latest of many achievements!